CONTINUING THE BLOG

I have been thinking a lot about whether or not to continue blogging. I began this whole endeavor because I wanted to take people through the day-to-day process of doing a Broadway play—after 46 years. I also thought it would be a way for me to keep my own record of the process that I could refer to in the future when I needed reminding of who said what, of how I felt, of who visited me. I hadn’t thought much beyond that and there was a nagging concern that blogging was a form of ego tripping and/or not being “in the moment.” I am fairly convinced that the latter is not true. I find myself, oddly, very much in every moment, weighing its meaning in my life, asking myself if it has meaning beyond me that I might want to share. Obviously many things go on-in my head and objectively in my life-that I do not share. But I’ve had to think about it. Hence, as I look back over these last four months, my thoughts, activities, feelings, experiences feel clearer and more acute than usual. I attribute this, in part, to blogging although I realize it may also be because of the unusual nature of what’s been happening to me.

The ego part is less clear. Perhaps that will remain so, I don’t know. Is it ego or is it becoming more self conscious? We tend to think of the term ‘self-conscious’ as meaning something bad-as being awkward or uncomfortable with oneself. But the way I am using it, it means something rather different-a consciousness of self, how our presence impacts people, how much of who we are do we actually own. I spent most of my life lacking self consciousness. This is something Katharine Hepburn criticized me for-she, the ultimate example of self-consciousness. As I age, I think a lot about this and am aware that my becoming more self conscious also means I am taking more control over my life-what there is left of it. (And realizing all the while, that the notion of us having control is so relative it’s laughable).

All this to say that the blog makes me more self conscious, more aware of the different aspects of my life, what matters and what doesn’t; what might matter to someone else  and what might not. So—I am going to continue to blog. Maybe not every day. Maybe just when there’s something going on, internally or externally, that might be of use or interest. For instance, I leave this play (and New York) the morning of May 22nd. I leave for the Galapagos Islands with a boat load of friends and family for 8 days. I was just told that I will be able to blog from there!! When Ted and I split up, I made a list of things I wanted to do before I die that I could perhaps turn into fundraisers for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. In 2000, about a dozen rich and fit friends trekked with me to Machu Pichu. This Galapagos trip is also a fundraiser and there will much to report back on and photograph. My blogging support system composed of James Andrews and J.J. make it so easy and fun.

So, between now and the fall, I will be working on my book and then, God willing and the creek don’t rise, I am going to do a movie. Because it is not 100% certain I am not allowed to say what it is or who with, but if it happens, it will be rich soil for interesting blogging. After that, I will again do an eight-day silent Buddhist meditation retreat in Santa Fe and then, hopefully, another movie. Not a bad year for an old gal. I feel lucky. But, as I have said before, luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

My main concern is how blogging will impact my book writing. I have less than a year to finish my book about aging, “The Third Act: Entering Prime Time.” My editor wants to bring it out in September or November 2010 and, as I am a slow book writer (as opposed to blog writer which I do very quickly), I have my work cut out for me. I decided last night, by the way, to make an exercise program(s) for people in their third acts to come out at the same time. I’m excited at the prospect of getting back into the fitness arena.

Got to leave now for the theatre. Eva Mendes is coming this afternoon along with a group of young women from my high school alma mater, Emma Willard, who are being escorted by the wonderful school principal, Trudy Hall. Among the girls will be three “Fonda Scholars.” I am so looking forward to performing for them.

backstage5309-evamendesWith Eva Mendes (photo: Michael Rudd)

Alan and Marilyn Bergman-the world famous composers and lyricists, few things could make me as happy as seeing how profoundly they were moved by the play. I have gotten to know Eva Mendes because she is my daughter-in-law’s best friend.

backstage5309-marilynandalanbergman1With Marilyn and Alan Bergman (photo: Michael Rudd)
backstage5309-emmagangThree Fonda scholar students from Emma Willard (photo: Michael Rudd)

I misunderstood and thought there were going to be young women from Emma Willard. Turns out there were the 3 Fonda scholars (2 juniors and a freshman) and the others were in the vicinity of my class–give or take.

backstage5309-emmagangbig2Me and the whole Emma Willard gang (photo: Micheal Rudd)
manteroflargeAnna Mantero ’10 Jane Fonda Scholar
hudsonfobigAnnie Hudson ’10 Jane Fonda Scholar
mezafondlargeDenise Meza ’12 Jane Fonda Scholar

See you next time.

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  1. you’ve been an inspiration to me these past few months – as i work in the entertainment business -a nd it’s been slow, i’ve had nothing but time to read your blog. Reading about your “process’ in putting on the show has in a way help to keep the fire burning in my soul.. your emotions were so pure, your feelings and insecurities, so heartfelt and rang so true. I’ve been there- we’ve all been there. It is truly part of the creative process. thank you so much for the richness and the honesty that you brought to your blogging.. you made a difference in my life – thank you ever so much! rog

  2. I know I may have commented this before, but finishing your memoir was a sad ending because I so missed having your “voice” as a part of my daily life. This blog has provided that and I hardly think blogging as you’ve used it is egoic. I think many women in my generation (I’m in my twenties) lean towards your generation for guidance and an example of strong female role models. Being in the entertainment industry, I often worry that the portrayal of women has regressed (certainly the roles I get sent out for don’t have the independent female spirit of the 70’s or even when Katharine Hepburn was making films). Seeing your work, even today, having such an impact gives me so much hope. And that’s not based on ego… it’s based on something far deeper. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  3. I am so glad that you have decided to continue blogging. Your entries are so interesting. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

  4. I , too, am happy that you will continue keeping up with your blog. I am not surprised to read that you feel more “in the moment” by blogging. It really is a journal, isn’t it (however, read by a lot of people)? You certainly have a lot on your plate – finishing the book, movies, fund raising, activism, etc. Perhaps the adage “If you want something done, give it to a busy person” applies here. I have no doubt that you will fulfill and complete your various projects completely and with style and grace. I am also thrilled to read about the upcoming fitness projcect. My mother – who is 75 – teaches dance, tai chi and other fitness classes to ‘older adults.’ She’s a role model for her students and me. When I told her that I’d gone to see your play and have been following your blog she pointed out that you single-handedly revolutionized aerobics and exercise (the ‘fitness movement’) and that she was grateful to you for that. Now, that’s really something. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures.

  5. I, too, am very happy that you will continue your blog. It has been wonderful to read. I don’t see the ego issue, either.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  6. As you blog on, your ideas will become sharper and more focused when you are writing your book! Much of what you write about now is like biography of your friends, those who visit you, and a recap of your life and thoughts up till now. I write a lot also, letters, blogs, long emails, websites etc. and one should be constantly writing as it is the spreading of one’s karma, and that of one’s friends and other influences. It can also help publicize events and explore ideas. I think you have been too busy with different things in your life, going here and there, talking to this and that person, to generate the required reflection, and so the play has focused you a bit, kind of like being on a working vacation, a kind of meditation even, like a cobbler making shoes. Whenever I have seen you in person, off stage, you are always talking to someone, and that is empathetic but not so deep in terms of reflection. So writing is all the more important for you. Hopefully the blog will get more analytical as well and then even writing books will be easy for you. Yo need to relax more when book writing also–let others read it as you go along. Some of the autobiography was labored and hard to really understand, actually a bit boring. I understand you much better from the blog. Also, the honesty is a good thing, as the truth must be approached in a humble way or else it moves away–a la Gandhi. It is also good to say whatever you want, without getting carried away of course. And never write when you have had a drink–indeed drink is something everyone should give up completely as it is so anti-intellectual, destroys higher thought processes.

  7. Hey Jane, don’t stop now! A friend just got me hooked on your blog. My feeling is: ego and self-conciousness be damned! If you enjoy blogging, keep doing it. I’ll be a loyal reader. There is profoundness in your not trying to be profound. Your new friend, Craig.

  8. I am very happy to hear that you will continue to blog. I find your blogging and twittering to be one of the main highlights of my day. After reading them, I then go tell my family what you have said or people who came to see you in the play. I tell it like I’m talking about an old friend of mine. I enjoy it very much.
    You see, those who aren’t heroic and famous find it very entertaining to hear the stories and thoughts of people like yourself.
    Thanks again for deciding to continue making our lives so enjoyable!

  9. wooooohooooo

    Seriously, reading this during second period on my iphone beats the crap out of geometry.

  10. Jane, I love reading your blog and hope you will continue it. Your life is so different from mine which is why I like reading it so much.

    As an actor/writer/visual artist in Toronto, it is a real struggle. I have good years, work-wise, and bad years. Most of my friends are artists (writers, painters, musicians, actors) and it is also a struggle for them. So to read about you, someone who is wildly successful, is very inspiring and keeps me dreaming. I may never make it to Broadway but I love reading about your experiences.

  11. Thanks for continuing your blog. You have been one of my top heroes since I was a kid, along with Redford, and I sincerely hope that you two make another movie together one day. It’s not just what you both do on stage and screen, but what you do off it. I have been to several National Youth Conferences in Australia, and though I am not a social worker, I am a Children’s and Young Adult Librarian who is concerned with our kids and their futures. Is there anything that I can do down under to help with the cause? I would love to get together with some professionals down here and help your causes out in the Southern Hemisphere. Is that possible? Keep going strong Jane, we love you.

  12. Jane, I’ve admired you my whole life as an original thinker and someone passionate about your beliefs and most fascinatingly, “entreprenurial” about acting on them and achieving them.

    I don’t know what I”m impressed about more – you being the first out with exercise videos and launching an entire industry or the way you created movies to celebrate the Vietnam veteran’s experience (Coming Home) and women’s experience dealing with the glass ceiling (9 to 5).

    I loved your autobiography and when I got to the part about Ted, I was laughing with pleasure so much at your celebration of who Ted is, the man in the airplane seat next to me said “gee, I didn’t know Jane Fonda was so funny!”

    I have had the exact same experience as you that blogging makes me more mindful of the moment, more thoughtful about it, and I find it helps me live it even more deeply. Please keep blogging. You live your life as a celebration of what is possible. I find you to be God’s poem. God’s work of art.

    A feminist fan,

    Karen

  13. “as I am a slow book writer (as opposed to blog writer which I do very quickly), I have my work cut out for me.”

    How about taking an optimistic approach: Perhaps the blogging experience will allow you to make faster progress in your book writing. The blog certainly reads like a well polished document.

  14. Dear Jane!
    Every day I read your blog and I need this. It’s trude – I need this. I think you are a wonderful person. I admire you. You can’t stop write your blog. Keep writing please.. and not only for me…. but for us …you are necessary.
    That’s the way – please, don’t stop write your blog.
    My best wishes and best regards…

  15. That’s really brightened up my day.
    Thanks.
    Jason

  16. Great, Jane, reading your blog is part of my dailly routine.
    Thanks for keeping this alive and good luck for all the things you have to do in the near future (book, movies, travels, etc.).
    Love you,

  17. Pleeesse continue yor blog, it means so much to a lot of us. Roy. (uk)

  18. Dear Jane
    Wonderful to hear about your continuing your blog. I’m sure you will have lots of interesting topics you can share with us. Anyway thank you for sharing your comments and thoughts until now.
    I am happy that I will see you in the play “33 variations”.I am flyiyng from Poland especially to see your play 20th of May on 14.oo. It will be a great experience for me.
    All the best, Marzena

  19. By the way, for your ageing book and exercise video you should check out Seona Ross, 90 yr old fitness instructor in Scotland. The BBC did a radio programme about her last year. Fantastic. This is from the Guardian newspaper:

    The keep-fit fanatic: Seona Ross, 90

    Ross is 90 and has just made her first exercise video. “I enjoyed it thoroughly,” she says. “It was fun, a real challenge. I had three members of the exercise class I run working with me to show that older people can do it. I had thought about doing a video before when I was younger but never did, so when Help the Aged asked me, I agreed without even thinking about it. I hadn’t seen any [other videos] I thought were suitable for older people.” For the elderly, exercise is, she says, “absolutely essential. The main thing about the work I do with senior citizens is it is keeping them in their own homes. I’m saving the NHS and the government a hell of a lot of money. I’ve had people come to me who decide they don’t need to take all the pills they had been taking – they’re not going into care homes.”

    The video and DVD, Step to the Future, contains 40 minutes of exercises for older people. “Exercise is vital in having the right attitude to life. All those endorphins are good for you. The video shows that older people can exercise and enjoy it, but we focus a lot on how to do it safely.” In her classes, Ross, a music fan, relies on good tunes to keep her members moving. What did she choose for her video? “The music was dead boring, to be honest,” she says and laughs. So what does she choose for her class? “All sorts, but very little of your modern music – as far as I’m concerned, that’s not music at all. All that repetitiveness.” She makes an exasperated noise. Ross likes Latin American music and old showtunes.

    Ross, who has three children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and lives in Wiltshire, decided she wanted to become an exercise instructor when she was 14 and saw a demonstration by the Women’s League of Health and Beauty in Glasgow, the institution founded by Mary Bagot Stack to introduce exercise to all women. “My parents thought I was mad and said I had to finish school.”

    Just before she turned 17, she moved to London and attended Stack’s school to train instructors at a time when women were expected to be able to dance, but not do these strange stretches and jump around in shorts and vests. “We were pioneers,” says Ross. “We would do demonstrations in Hyde Park and great crowds would come. They must have thought we were mad but we were treated like pop stars.”

    Now, in her 10th decade, she says it is exercise that has kept her young. “I still go out and enjoy myself and see my friends. I’m just as fit and frisky as I was when I was 70.” Step to the Future is available on DVD and video (£12) from http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/homeshopping or 0870 770

  20. Dear Jane,

    Along with others, I am happy you have decided to continue blogging. I look forward to reading your entries and am always glad when I see that there’s been an update(s).

    Glad, too, that you’ve decided to get back into doing some workout DVD’s (videos — whatever they’re supposed to be called now — lol). I’m 37, so not sure the workouts would be appropriate for my age group, but excited nonetheless you will be back doing fitness.

    While we’re on the subject of fitness, I must tell you that your “Total Body Sculpting” workout taught me how to lift weights the correct way. After doing that workout for a long time, I had confidence walking in the gym and knowing what I was doing when I was working with dumbbells. I’ve since taken a break from workout out and cancelled my gym membership, but I need to get back into it and need to start by using your DVD of Total Body Sculpting. I love the way you gently “nag” us to use proper form and proper breathing — always in the right places! Toning my thin body gave me so much confidence — thank you for that. (I must get the motivation to start again!)

    take care,
    Jason

  21. Dear Jane,
    We would love to give you a tour of the soon-to-open Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theater in Hepburn’s beloved town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It opens in July.
    If you would be so kind as to have your publicist email me, we can begin to get you materials on this beautiful venue named in Hepburn’s honor.

  22. I was told about your blog just last week. What I have read has been fascinating and enriching. Just reading about your schedule it amazes that you are diligent enough to keep it up. But your generosity of spirit shines through in your writing. Plus, as an actor, it is interesting to read about your prep and the people that you work with. Thanks for keeping it up. I saw the play in previews. Loved it and your performance.

  23. So happy that you have decided to continue to blog after the play is over! I’m a freelance editor and reading your blog has become one of my rituals as I begin my day at the computer.

  24. Yippee! (Insert back flip here) The Jane Fonda blog will continue! That is WONDERFUL news on this cloudy day in New York City. You have such a multi-layered life, Ms. Fonda, and I’ll be eager to learn more from you as your new experiences unfold… especially your Buddhist Meditation trip.

    I imagine writing this blog is liberating. You write it one day and simply move on to the next. Writing a book seems more daunting since you have to go back over what’s been said — to edit and make perfect. A blog is more fun, fluid, and in the stream of consciousness — which I think — describes you.

    All I know is I will always buy your books, will pay to see your movies, and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to see you perform live on stage in NY.

  25. The flu does not come from the hog. But Fonda, you were born to blog. I fondly follow you on Twitter. I’m glad to hear that you’re no quitter.

  26. I so hope and pray you will continue the blog as long as possible! I blog every day and I don’t worry whether what I say is profound or particularly well written. I blog because I want to be an example of a great adoptive mom, and encourage others to adopt.

    Your blog gives you a terrific way to reach out to folks and share your concerns and causes. My daughter is a 17 year old high schooler here in Atlanta and already two girls she knows got pregnant and dropped out of school. It’s so sad. I wish G-Capp would do a program in their school – and it’s not in a poverty-stricken area, it’s actually Lakeside, which is in an affluent area. My daughter’s birthmom was 17 when she was born, and the therapist and I have talked to her about how ill-prepared the birthmom was to be a parent. So the G-Capp agenda hits close to home for me.

  27. Bravo! Your blog has become a “must read” for me. It’s fascinating to read your thoughts, your feelings and how you have evolved through the process of appearing in this play. I read your “ego tripping” comment with a chuckle – what makes your blog so charming is the lack of an ego. You recognize the friends who have visited you with so much affection and you write of your causes with so much passion. I’m happy to know that you are going to continue this process.

  28. Dear Jane,
    We need you, you know about it:)
    Best regards.

  29. Jane: I love your blog. DON’T STOP. I check it everyday, and if I miss a few, it’s such a treat to find two or three that I have missed. It’s like a double or triple helping of ice cream! As for blogging while writing, I think that you can write about the process without compromising the book. Uta Hagen used to write about her processes all the time within her books. Blogging while in vacation is a must just because you can. When I go to the Caribbean, I post pics to my Facebook and people love it. They get real-time pic reports. Blogging during a filming will be just as fascinating because many don’t get that insiders report. Again, you can blog without compromising the project or your cast mates. For your third act exercise, I have a friend that specializes in Yoga for the elderly if you are interested his opinion. I rent my New York office from him. Last, I would find it ultra amazing to read a blog during your eight-day silent Buddhist meditation. What a mind blower blog what would be. Post my ballet career, I now do yoga 6 days a week and am thinking about a retreat like that.

    Best, Ted NYC

  30. I am also quite thrilled that you are going to continue your blog, which is fascinating reading. I enjoyed your discussion about self consciousness immensely. Have you ever thought about the extent to which your readers learn from your thoughtful blogs? I also wonder if you’ve thought about using material from your blogs for your book? I think you’re wrong in viewing the creation of a blog in the realm of egotism, which is not often the case (and not in yours). Your blog is a diary, and informative. You can’t escape from being a public figure of considerable interest to all!

  31. Please continue to blog! I was so sad when your biography finished. Please do more. I hope your next book is also about yourself as well as others. You really are a great writer. So sharp and astute, sensitive and fearless.

  32. I like reading your blog for many reasons. 1. Because your Jane Fonda, (of course) I’ve allways admired your acting and your seeming zest for life. 2. because you are interesting! you have a thoughtful outlook on life and I like to hear what you are doing and thinking as it makes me consider things I may not have considered before. 3. because you are older than me and I see you as a sort of wise woman, not too mean you are some sort of sage…but as an older woman, I can look up to what you are doing and it makes me feel that at 47, there is so much more to life in my future. When the kids all leave home I don’t have to think (health willing) that its all over, and I can’t contribute, in some way with energy and Maturity. When I saw you in that leotard! OMG you have a wonderfull figure! it shows what discipline and focus can do. You have a vibrant and interesting life and are of course doing things most of us can only dream of, so of course we women especially want to read about your adventures and your involvement in good causes. You’re not a bad writer either Ms Jane 🙂 so its an easy read and you make me laugh. I don’t feel that with you its self-indulgent and just a way to get more “attention” Like some other “Stars” who use such things as way to Market their latest project, not at all! Thankyou for sharing a little piece of your life with me,us its something I look forward to each day. Sort of like a saga really “The Adventures of Jane Fonda! except when you write its like we are all your friends. many warm Regards Leonie Australia

  33. Oh Jane – you MUST keep blogging. I, for one, love reading your posts. I admire you so much and have discovered so much about you just from reading your blog for the past month. In the ever-growing world of celebrity bloggers/tweeters, you truly stand out as a person of character, intelligence, charm and wit. We need more of that in our lives! Thank you for sharing yourself with us!

    –Claire

  34. I also read your blog daily and find such encouraging and interesting bits of wisdom – for example – “It is much better to be interested than interesting”. How simple but wise that statement. Keep going – we love ‘hearing’ from you!

  35. I have tickets for the 23rd, I guess I need to switch them!for the 22nd!!!

  36. Your blog has already touched me in so many ways, as did your book. In fact, that’s what this blog is to me-a continuation of your insightful sharing. You and people like Rosie O’Donnell have big hearts and loud voices-you sometimes help point people in the right direction, at times grabbing us by our hearts and minds, and taking us along. You spread the incredible wealth of information-and you do it all with LOVE. Your children and Grandchildren must be so proud. It’s an inspiration to watch you keep growing, keep evolving, and letting out how your experiences changed you. All that to say, “yeah! keep blogging!” Take care!

  37. This is one of the only blogs that I read by a well-known person. I have found it to be thoughtful, well-written, and a reminder of the contemplative practice of paying attention to the many good things around us – friends, family, art, hopeful action, etc.

    I am glad you will continue and look forward to following as many adventures as you wish to share.

  38. Very glad to hear you will be continuing the blog. It’s fine you don’t write every day but there are many of us who have very much enjoyed this blog and hoped you would continue.

  39. I thought “33 Variations” ended on May 24th?

  40. Hi Jane,

    I just got an opportunity to review all of this years blogs that you have shared with everyone and they are so warm and meaningful. I am glad for your continual inspiration. It was great to see you wearing clothing with your ’70s mug shot, you are awsome girl! I wish that I could dialog with you personally, even for a brief moment, like the the time at Howard Johnsons in Jan. ’71, when we held a women’s caucus for all the women who were experiencing the testimonies of the VVAW in Detroit at the Winter Soldier Investigation.
    Your friend and sister forever,
    Jeani Hodges

  41. Don’t stop blogging. You’ve done a great job with it so far and now we’re all hooked!

  42. Glad you’re considering keeping the blog – I enjoy it and think it is a wonderful (alternative) way for us all to communicate, regardless of physical distance or status. For instance, here I am in Portugal reading about ‘things’ (happenings, people, thoughts – even books!) I would never get to hear about, all happening thousands of miles away. I like the exchange of ideas and the fact that we can all ‘inspire’ one another to live a more positive life. I don’t want to go on and on, so I’ll just finish by saying that I’ve always held you as an example (a good one!) – even more as a person than as an actress – because I liked your fighting yet caring spirit . Your aerobic book and videos also helped, not just in helping me maintain a certain level of physical fitness, but again, by the positive message in them. And I thoroughly enjoyed your autobiography and am looking forward to your next ‘chapter’, the book you mention above, even if I am ‘only’ 48 years old!

  43. Howdy – I’m very glad you’ve decided to continue blogging. It’s been quite enjoyable reading about your process doing a Broadway play. I’ll be curious to read what you’ll have to say about the writing process.

    Just a note – don’t know if you remember Gaby Herrera from the old EIPJ days and touring anti-war lectures, but her great, great, great (some indefinable number of greats) grandmother was Emma Willard and great, etc. aunt was Francis Willard of WCTU fame. I’m impressed with your three scholarship students. Congrats again.

  44. Madame,

    Je ne parle pas anglais.
    J’arrive à le comprendre.
    Vous êtes mon idôle. Bon soyons sérieux, je vous idolâtre.
    Bref, à vous lire. Je vous embrasse, chère Jane.
    Cyril.

  45. Jane – your posts are always fascinating, and often inspirational. You probably motivate more people than you realize. Consequently, blog your heart out!

  46. YAY!!!! I am sooo happy you will keep blogging..Thank you so much for letting us stay in a way connected to you.

    Eva Mendez was at an event that I worked at last wednesday for the Parson School..

    anyway Best!
    Jamilka

  47. Continuing the blog.. That is such great news! I will read it everyday for as long as you decide to write it.

  48. I’ve so enjoyed your blog and am really happy that you will continue it. I’ve been reading Rosie’s blog for a long time and yours from the beginning. With all the excess, hollowness and glitz associated with celebrity, it’s refreshing to “get to know” you as a “real” person experiencing these extraordinary events. I enjoy sort of sharing the experiences with you and look forward to more. And since you mention the excercise book project you’re planning — I’m 60, have never exercised much, am overweight, and as you can imagine my flexibility is about nil. I would love to start something I can fit into my still-busy days, but don’t know where to start! I’d really appreciate it if you would direct part of the book to those of us seniors who want to start exercising for health and flexibility for the first time. Thanks! You inspire many.

  49. Jane,
    I’m so happy that you will continue to Blog after you leave NY. I’m looking forward to your new book and your next two movies. I have a friend that lost her Husband to ALS and has dedicated all of her free time to working with ALS patients. Your Blog is so interesting and newsworthy. I will continue to read it daily and after you go on the road so to speak, you can tells us about all your travels….Vaughn

  50. Why not continue blogging? Heaven knows you have something to write about and you’re good at it. Now a housewife in Duluth making jewelry out of fish heads… that might not be a good blog. Besides, you could turn all this into a book. Why stop now?

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