Writer – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:41:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ramiroledesma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Writer – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ 32 32 Five Questions for Beaten New Mexico State Writer Jason Groves https://ramiroledesma.com/five-questions-for-beaten-new-mexico-state-writer-jason-groves/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/five-questions-for-beaten-new-mexico-state-writer-jason-groves/ Liberty and New Mexico State met four times between the 2018 and 2019 seasons in creative home series for FBS’s indie programs. Both of these campaigns ended with the Aggies making the trek across country to Lynchburg. The teams meet at Williams Stadium to close out this season, and they’ll meet every year going forward […]]]>

Liberty and New Mexico State met four times between the 2018 and 2019 seasons in creative home series for FBS’s indie programs. Both of these campaigns ended with the Aggies making the trek across country to Lynchburg. The teams meet at Williams Stadium to close out this season, and they’ll meet every year going forward when the two join Conference USA in 2023. That means a familiar staple returns with Q&A with a writer. opposite beat to help preview the Flames. match. Jason Groves covers New Mexico State football in his role as senior sportswriter for the Las Cruces Sun-News. He stops to answer five questions about the state of New Mexico. For his Aggies coverage, follow him on Twitter: @JPGroves.

N&A: New Mexico State had made no secret of its desire to join a football conference. How enthusiastic is the program about moving to Conference USA?

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JJ: I think relieved is a better word. Scheduling freelance games isn’t easy, and NMSU doesn’t have a TV contract or access to college football playoff money, so from a financial standpoint, it’ll be over a million dollars for the athletic department that didn’t exist before. From a competitive standpoint, going to a bowling game and competing for a conference championship are now also on the table, making recruiting easier than it was when the main selling point that you had was to play against multiple Power Five teams.

N&A: Jerry Kill made considerable gains in his first season at Las Cruces. The four wins are the most in a campaign since 2017. What did he do so well to put the Aggies back in the win column?

JJ: To be fair, they have been lucky in some of the games against G5 opponents, who have struggled this season due to coaching changes (Nevada, Hawaii) and are just not good (New- Mexico). But the biggest difference on the field was the play of the Aggies’ defense, which was in the Top 40 heading into last week’s game at Missouri after finishing No. 127 last year in total defense. They did a good job limiting explosive plays, especially in the air, which hurt them time and time again last season.

N&A: The Aggies’ running attack seems to be more powerful. Has there been an improvement with the running backs, the offensive line or both?

JJ: I would say there is just more commitment to directing football. The offensive line is probably the worst positional group on offense and will only get better with recruiting. Both quarterbacks, Diego Pavia and Gavin Frakes, are also capable runners and they have at least three good running backs with Jamoni Jones and Star Thomas as physical runners with TCU transfer Ahmonte Watkins, who has been used with sparingly with injuries but showing signs as a freshman.

N&A: Have there been any changes made to the defense that have improved the game this season?

JJ: The Aggies had nine starters back on defense, so there was talent here and experience that blossomed into a new 4-2-5 scheme. Their middle linebackers Trevor Brohard and Chris Ojoh are their best players and UNLV graduate transfer safety Bryce Jackson has had a big impact in terms of high school quarterbacking. He is also good against the run.

N&A: What are your keys to New Mexico State versus Liberty?

JJ: Although they want to rule the football, the teams have dared to throw them and I don’t blame them. But Pavia was good against UMass and Lamar and the receivers were able to separate. I’m sure Liberty will do the same, so they need to make a few passes in the field in order to advance their running game as the game progresses. Defensively, they’ve been good against the run in most G5 games, and they’ll have to start there. There weren’t many blown covers or wide open receivers on the field, but limiting big plays and getting off the field have been keys to the Aggies’ defense in their wins.

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Saudi writer: Young Saudis celebrate Halloween as a way to renounce the suffocating prohibitions of their strict upbringing https://ramiroledesma.com/saudi-writer-young-saudis-celebrate-halloween-as-a-way-to-renounce-the-suffocating-prohibitions-of-their-strict-upbringing/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:21:47 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/saudi-writer-young-saudis-celebrate-halloween-as-a-way-to-renounce-the-suffocating-prohibitions-of-their-strict-upbringing/ Halloween celebrations by people in Saudi Arabia recently sparked a debate in the country, on social and mainstream media. Among those who addressed the issue was writer and columnist ‘Abdallah Bin Bakhit. In a Nov. 4, 2022, article in the daily ‘Okaz, he writes that the Halloween celebrations reflect young people’s rejection of the many […]]]>

Halloween celebrations by people in Saudi Arabia recently sparked a debate in the country, on social and mainstream media. Among those who addressed the issue was writer and columnist ‘Abdallah Bin Bakhit. In a Nov. 4, 2022, article in the daily ‘Okaz, he writes that the Halloween celebrations reflect young people’s rejection of the many Islamic taboos that have been imposed on them for decades and the culture of repression and death that has dominated. their education.

‘Abdallah Bin Bakhit (photo: Al-RiyadhSaudi Arabia)

Here are excerpts from his article:[1]

“Years ago they told us that we shouldn’t follow the Gregorian calendar. None of us needed an explanation for that, because the name of this calendar clearly indicates that it is Christian. Yet, we [continued to] I’ve been using this calendar for years, and I haven’t come across a single Muslim who has converted to Christianity, or whose faith has wavered, or who has strayed from the right path [because of this].

“Years ago [in 2010] fierce debate has emerged [in Saudi Arabia] after the government decided to merge the departments of education for boys and girls [in the Education Ministry]… We were [then] necessary to prove that the sun shines in the sky [i.e., to prove the obvious]: it was necessary to prove that merging the departments had nothing to do with mixing boys and girls [in the same class].

“Anyone who lived six years ago and was aware of the events surely remembers the war against [Valentine’s Day] roses.[2] For the first time in human history, roses have become a threat, [in particular] people’s faith and religion. The war on the roses was the culmination, after the previous wars against beauty, music, theater, novels, painting, photography and happiness… Ban on displaying roses [in public], especially red roses, considered by young people as a symbol of love. The defeat of the roses was a resounding victory for ugliness.

“Over the years, beauty faded and ugliness spread. Wars on beauty were replaced by attempts to undermine people’s human emotions. They used to take children into cemeteries. Every child was to lie in an open grave, and any child who did not cry was ordered to examine his bad heart. As women are not allowed to enter cemeteries, women preachers have undertaken to spread [this] ugliness in girls [in other ways]. They started storming women’s parties, breaking them up and instead [of the party]giving demonstrations on how to wash the dead, wrap them in shrouds and mourn over them. [3]

“These teenagers had nightmares of being tormented by the brave bald serpent waiting for them in the grave,[4] and about the wizard who will separate their parents and another wizard who will cause them to fail in their studies. After smashing the family TV and tearing up their photographs and those of their friends, these graveyard boys took matters into their own hands. Deprived of their joie de vivre, they started chasing people in the markets and invading their privacy. Then they proceeded with the really important tasks: blowing up mosques, ministries and the houses of peaceful citizens, tearing up their identity cards and passports and joining [terror] organizations that seek to kill people around the world.

“Today, using the same tactic of filling people with terror and fear using pagan rituals and customs, members of the Sahwa[5] have turned to Halloween parties, which they see as devil worship rooted in paganism… They think they can fight joy, just like they fought roses. But the young [celebrating] Halloween is not only living joy and having fun, but also avenging the roses.”


[1] ‘okay (Saudi Arabia), November 4, 2022.

[2] Until 2017, public celebrations of Valentine’s Day were illegal in Saudi Arabia, and members of the religious police used to break up Valentine’s Day parties and even stop people from selling and purchase items associated with this holiday, such as red roses. The ban drew widespread criticism in the kingdom; see for example, MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 2811 – Debate in Saudi Press over Ban on Celebrating Valentine’s Day – February 16, 2010.

[4] According to Muslim traditions, a “brave bald serpent” torments the dead who neglected their prayers in life.

[5] The Islamic Sahwa (revival) movement, created in the 1980s by Saudi clerics, combined Wahhabi and Salafist Islam with the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Festival of writers around the memory of the war https://ramiroledesma.com/festival-of-writers-around-the-memory-of-the-war/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:06:45 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/festival-of-writers-around-the-memory-of-the-war/ STUDENTS and teachers at Napoleons Elementary School recently hosted the creative duo behind an Avenue of Honor children’s book to wrap up an inaugural writers’ festival. Liv Lorkin and Naomi Irvin, who illustrated and wrote the book called Three Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Trees (and each has a name), were invited to participate in […]]]>

STUDENTS and teachers at Napoleons Elementary School recently hosted the creative duo behind an Avenue of Honor children’s book to wrap up an inaugural writers’ festival.

Liv Lorkin and Naomi Irvin, who illustrated and wrote the book called Three Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Trees (and each has a name), were invited to participate in the festival’s conclusion last Friday.

The book served as a model for the program’s two-week offerings in the run-up to Remembrance Day, which was the key theme for the school’s 80 participating students.

Irvin recited and discussed the book alongside Lorkin, who said the book was a great way to convey to children the importance of Australia’s longest avenue of honour.

“It pulls together a really solid into something really accessible for kids to read and build visually,” she said.

“For me and Naomi, it was amazing to see the diversity of what the kids put together for Remembrance Day from the book.”

The program began with an excursion to the Victory Arch and the Avenue of Honor of the Australian Ex-POW Memorial at Lake Wendouree.

Post-trip activities included poetry and letter writing, soldier role-playing, and crafts with the works on display throughout the school.

Phillipa Brown, a student at Napoleons PS, said the festival provided fun and informative activities.

“It was a great experience. We made doves, poppies, wreaths and soldiers with our stories of going down the avenue of honor,” she said.

“We have come to know the meaning of Remembrance Day and why we do it. It was cool to have Liv and Naomi here too.

The initiative was a brainchild of teachers Lana McKay and Judy Hutt, with the latter saying it helped get students excited about their writing.

“The excitement around this has been incredible, as has the quality of the children’s work and their pride,” Ms Hutt said.

“It gave them a purpose for their writing and we found it really got them excited.”

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Oxford writer hits back at Friends actor Matthew Perry after insult https://ramiroledesma.com/oxford-writer-hits-back-at-friends-actor-matthew-perry-after-insult/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/oxford-writer-hits-back-at-friends-actor-matthew-perry-after-insult/ Oxford writer Peter Hitchens has responded to Friends actor Matthew Perry after the star called him in his memoir “a complete tool”. In Mr. Perry’s new book, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he details his long battle with drug addiction. The actor, who played Chandler Bing on the hit TV series, said at […]]]>

Oxford writer Peter Hitchens has responded to Friends actor Matthew Perry after the star called him in his memoir “a complete tool”.

In Mr. Perry’s new book, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he details his long battle with drug addiction.

The actor, who played Chandler Bing on the hit TV series, said at the worst time he would take 55 strong painkillers a day to complete filming.

Read again: Friends actor Matthew Perry calls Peter Hitchens ‘a complete tool’

And he says he debated drug reform with Mr Hitchens on BBC2’s Newsnight in 2013.

The other panelists were Baroness Meacher, a proponent of drug policy reform, and “a complete tool called Peter Hitchens,” he writes.

He continued, “I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a brother everyone adores when you’re the dumb brother everyone hates, but I think Peter just might be able to weigh in on that. what does it do.”

Peter Hitchens’ brother, famed writer Christopher Hitchens, died in 2011.

Mr Hitchens told the Oxford Times: “I have a rather low opinion of people who try to use my late brother’s memory against me, and I wish he hadn’t. ”

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He added that Mr Perry ‘had a huge entourage like he was Henry Kissinger’.

“I think that’s his problem,” Mr Hitchens added.

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“He normally never meets anyone who disagrees with him.

“That might be why, nine years later, the episode still resonates and still strikes him as an important part of his life.

“I tried to argue with him. He mostly responded by insulting me, and he always seems to do that.”

Mr Hitchens added that he didn’t really know who Mr Perry was when he went to Newsnight as he had never watched Friends, although he had heard of Jennifer Aniston.

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Henry Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, and continued as Secretary of State under Nixon’s successor, Gerald Ford.

This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team over 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

Contact him by email: Andy.ffrench@newsquest.co.uk

Follow him on Twitter @OxMailAndyF

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NBA Writer Says What Most Basketball Fans Think https://ramiroledesma.com/nba-writer-says-what-most-basketball-fans-think/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:06:58 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/nba-writer-says-what-most-basketball-fans-think/ (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) There are so many possible matchups in the NBA that never saw the light of day. People talk a lot about a dream finale that could have featured LeBron James facing Kobe Bryant, for example. Today, there are plenty of great players in the league and fans always dream of […]]]>
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There are so many possible matchups in the NBA that never saw the light of day.

People talk a lot about a dream finale that could have featured LeBron James facing Kobe Bryant, for example.

Today, there are plenty of great players in the league and fans always dream of games featuring them that could set everyone in the NBA on fire.

NBA writer Ben Stinar just touched on one such possible matchup.

On Twitter, Stinar said, “We need an NBA Finals (at least once) between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry.”

Stinar isn’t the only one thinking this: Millions of fans want to see the Greek Freak take on Chef Curry.

But what are the chances of this actually happening?

Dollars against warriors

If the Bucks and Warriors will meet in the Finals anytime soon, it will be in the next few years.

While Curry is still playing basketball, he is only getting older and each year brings him closer to retirement.

Still, he’s just won his fourth Finals, which means he could easily return this season, as long as the Warriors resolve their issues.

As for Antetokounmpo, he plays like someone who is on a rocket straight into the final.

The man is playing some of the best basketball in his life and that says a lot because he is such a phenomenal player already.

Could this be the year Golden State and Milwaukee meet in the Finals?

Maybe, but there will be plenty of teams in both conferences trying to top these two league juggernauts.

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Douglas McGrath, director, playwright and writer, dies at 64 https://ramiroledesma.com/douglas-mcgrath-director-playwright-and-writer-dies-at-64/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/douglas-mcgrath-director-playwright-and-writer-dies-at-64/ Douglas McGrath, director and writer with an erudite mind and scholarly curiosity who spanned genres, including a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” an Oscar-nominated screenplay starring Woody Allen in the police farce” Bullets Over Broadway” and satirical essays for the New Yorker, died Nov. 3 in his Manhattan office. He was 64 years old. […]]]>

Douglas McGrath, director and writer with an erudite mind and scholarly curiosity who spanned genres, including a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” an Oscar-nominated screenplay starring Woody Allen in the police farce” Bullets Over Broadway” and satirical essays for the New Yorker, died Nov. 3 in his Manhattan office. He was 64 years old.

The death was announced by the producers of Mr McGrath’s off-Broadway solo show ‘Everything’s Fine’, which debuted last month. A rep for the show, Jim Byk, said the cause was a heart attack.

Mr. McGrath’s interests and career – stage, screen, magazines, books – defied easy labelling. He seemed to like it that way, constantly shifting gears and always offering a breezy assessment of his successes and poking fun at his missteps. He often deflected questions about his work in Hollywood with an erased witticism or by praising his co-workers — as if the movie world and its conceits were a comedy joke and he got the joke.

A “Golightly Grace,” wrote one reporter in 1996 of the upbeat main character of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It was an apt description on other levels as well.

Mr. McGrath was the writer and director of “Infamous,” a 2006 drama about Truman Capote, whose the books included the 1958 “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” which was made into a 1961 film. oil rigs and the tumbleweeds of West Texas.

His autobiographical one-man show, directed by John Lithgow, told of being 14 in Midland (“I wasn’t precocious. I was barely conscious.”) and how the arrival of a teacher from Eighth grade story turned the conservative school and her life upside down. Critic Elisabeth Vincentelli wrote in The New York Times that the show had a “quality of an impossible-to-look-away slow-motion crash.”

“When you get older, you start thinking about the days gone by,” he told Texas Monthly earlier this year. “And one of the things I think about is this: Of all the things I’ve done in my career, what I love the most is telling stories. I love being at a table to tell stories I love being at a party to tell stories.

Mr. McGrath could give a name if he wanted. His mother, then Beatrice Burchenal, worked at Harper’s Bazaar under Diana Vreeland and was part of Andy Warhol’s mob before marrying a Connecticut-born oilman. Mr. McGrath headed to Princeton University, where he wrote musicals for the Princeton Triangle Club, a troupe whose alumni include F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jimmy Stewart.

After graduating in 1980, Mr. McGrath heard that “Saturday Night Live” was looking for writers. He landed an $850-a-week gig that “sounded too good to be true,” he wrote in The New York Times. The timing, however, was not. The show had lost many of its original stars, including John Belushi and Dan Akroyd, and the reviews were ugly.

He joked to The New York Times that he “helped teach the nation that it’s not such a good idea to rush home from that party and watch the show.”

He then teamed up with fellow SNL writer, Patricia Marx, on a novel, “Blockbuster”, (1988), a parody of big money and big egos as a Hollywood studio tries to bring the 17th century tome “The Pilgrim’s Progress” to the screen. Publishers Weekly called it “astounding”.

A major flop as a screenwriter – a 1993 remake of the 1950 romantic comedy “Born Yesterday” – was followed by a major break, partnering with childhood idol Allen on “Bullets over Broadway” (1994) . They were nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay, which went to Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary for “Pulp Fiction.”

In 1996, Mr. McGrath served as writer and director for “Emma,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow as nosy, self-proclaimed Cupid Emma Woodhouse. Mr. McGrath has often said that he prefers to write female roles, which he feels offer a greater range of dramatic and comedic complexity.

“When you think of all the great books, not including Twain’s, this is the funniest of all the great novels,” he said of “Emma” in a 1996 interview. “And that’s what I wanted to bring out.”

On Broadway, Mr. McGrath received a Tony Award nomination for writing the book “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” which ran from 2014 to 2019. “She was very open, very helpful, and very honest,” Mr. McGrath said. about his research and collaboration with King.

However, putting the story together “involved a lot of crying and praying,” he said in a podcast with State Theater New Jersey.

But it was politics – at its sordid and dishonest worst – that has remained a reliable muse for Mr McGrath. In 1996, he performed off-Broadway in a one-man show, “Political Animal,” about a presidential candidate and the “oily steps” taken on the way to election night.

His 2012 piece “Checkers” – referencing a famous 1952 speech by the then senator. Richard M. Nixon dealing with corruption allegations – starred Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon and Kathryn Erbe as his wife, Pat.

During Bill Clinton’s presidency, Mr. McGrath entertained New Republic readers with “The Flapjack File,” a parody of the White House narrated by a Secret Service agent portraying a fast-food-guzzling president and first lady. accomplice, “Ms. Rabat de Rodham. He followed it through the era of President George W. Bush with “The Shrub File”.

For the New Yorker, a prime target for Mr. McGrath was Donald Trump, even before his election.

In the January 18, 2016 edition, he contributed a “Shouts & Murmurs” pamphlet of candidate Trump speaking to an aide named Jeff.

“I offered internment camps for Muslims already here, then I said we should ban all other Muslims from entering the country. And you’re telling me my numbers are what ?

“Highest ever,” Jeff said, dropping behind a club chair as a platinum hair dryer sped past him.

“Trump walked to the window. ‘We’ve got a serious problem,’ he said, eating almost no pizza. ‘I could win.’”

Douglas Geoffrey McGrath was born on February 2, 1958, in Midland, Texas, where his father, Raynsford, was an independent oil producer.

“I think that sums it up,” Mr. McGrath said in “It’s All Right” about West Texas. “It’s very hot, very dusty and very windy. It’s like growing up in a hair dryer full of dirt.

He dabbled in cultural satire as the co-author of “Save an Alligator, Shoot a Preppie: A Terrorist Guide” (1981), and over the years he had small acting roles that included the 2012 HBO series “Girls” and in Allen films such as “Small Time Crooks” (2000) and “Café Society” (2016).

In 2000, Mr. McGrath starred in the comedy “Company Man,” a film he co-wrote with Peter Askin about a teacher who stumbles upon becoming a CIA spy during the Cold War. The cast includes Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro and Denis Leary.

But Mr McGrath said he found deeper creative possibilities in bringing literature to the screen, including a 2002 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘Nicholas Nickleby’.

“One of the joys of being a writer – and that’s a short list – especially if you’re adapting things for film,” he told Canada’s National Post in 2002, “is that you learn to study the structure of great writers. You really have to take a book apart and put it back together. »

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jane Reed Martin; son Henry; and a sister and a brother.

In 2016, Mr McGrath directed the HBO documentary ‘Becoming Mike Nichols’, about the late director. Mr. McGrath, who was also an executive producer, shared an Emmy nomination with the other producers.

Mr McGrath has sometimes said he thinks Jane Austen would be a ‘great collaborator’.

“Because she writes, you know, great dialogue,” he said in 1996, “she creates memorable characters, she has an extremely clever skill at plotting — and she’s dead, which means, you know, there’s no boring discussion about who gets the biggest loaf at coffee time.’

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James E. Tobin will be featured on the Chesapeake Bay Writer Podcast https://ramiroledesma.com/james-e-tobin-will-be-featured-on-the-chesapeake-bay-writer-podcast/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:15:05 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/james-e-tobin-will-be-featured-on-the-chesapeake-bay-writer-podcast/ (Courtesy of photography by Lisa W. Cumming) WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg author James E. Tobin will guest Neal Steele Nov. 14 on his monthly Chesapeake Bay Writers show and podcast. The interview will focus on Tobin’s first book ‘When We Were Wolves’ (published under JE Tobin) which came out earlier this year. The new […]]]>

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WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg author James E. Tobin will guest Neal Steele Nov. 14 on his monthly Chesapeake Bay Writers show and podcast.

The interview will focus on Tobin’s first book ‘When We Were Wolves’ (published under JE Tobin) which came out earlier this year.

The new work centers on Tom Wingfield, a small-town Virginian who discovers the town hero and college football coach has been framed for horrific crimes by a boy. Tom must decide between risking the life he’s built for himself or bringing a horrible man to justice.

Tobin grew up in Union City, New Jersey. After earning a degree in journalism, he crossed the Hudson to New York with the dream of becoming a writer. He taught school while writing plays, two of which were featured by the acclaimed Off-Broadway Circle Repertory Company – “Celebrations off River Street” and “Cabaret Theatre: New York Times.”

He has also written children’s novels for major publishers including MacMillan & Company, Harcourt Brace, Scott Foresman and Scholastic. His writing had shifted to scholarly work as he pursued a career as a college teacher and consulting psychologist, but revisited his dream of writing fiction at the behest of his son.

James now resides with his wife, Jean, in Williamsburg, on
fictionalized setting for his novel. Royalties from the book go to the charity Prevent Child Abuse America, which aims to help prevent child abuse before it happens. Driven by science, it’s designed to help children, families and communities thrive.

“It’s part of my contribution,” Tobin says of the pick. “In my life, I’ve been very lucky to have had help along the way. In terms of my career, in terms of my life, and other sorts of things. And so that was my way of giving back.

Read more about the interview on the CBW podcast page.

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Gardening tips from a TV expert and writer https://ramiroledesma.com/gardening-tips-from-a-tv-expert-and-writer/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:35:01 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/gardening-tips-from-a-tv-expert-and-writer/ THE Henley Literary Festival may have lasted another year, but there are special events coming up. Next week, evergreen gardener Alan Titchmarsh, a good friend of our new king, will talk about the best way to follow the seasons when gardening and growing produce. His new book, The Gardener’s Almanacoffers growing and sowing tips throughout […]]]>

THE Henley Literary Festival may have lasted another year, but there are special events coming up.

Next week, evergreen gardener Alan Titchmarsh, a good friend of our new king, will talk about the best way to follow the seasons when gardening and growing produce.

His new book, The Gardener’s Almanacoffers growing and sowing tips throughout the seasons as well as weather notes and wildlife suggestions-
location.

It also suggests gardens to visit and birds and flowers not to be missed, as well as a reflection on the important role of nature in art and poetry.

Titchmarsh presented the BBC gardener’s world from its own garden in the 90s and now hosts ITV love your garden.

He was a professional gardener and gardening journalist as well as a poet, novelist and broadcaster. In 2004 he was awarded the Victorian Medal of Honor by the Royal Horticultural Society for his education in broadcasting and gardening.
sensitization.

• Alan Titchmarsh will be in conversation with Cindy Burrowes at Christ Church in Henley on Tuesday 1 November at 7pm. Tickets £20 each, which includes a copy of The Gardener’s Almanac, to be picked up on site. For more information, henleyliterary
festival.co.uk

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Paul Bettany Returning For Vision Spinoff, Writer’s Room Details Revealed https://ramiroledesma.com/paul-bettany-returning-for-vision-spinoff-writers-room-details-revealed/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:04:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/paul-bettany-returning-for-vision-spinoff-writers-room-details-revealed/ Yesterday we learned that Marvel Studios was developing a new Disney+ series titled vision quest, a new show centered on Paul Bettany’s hero and his place in the MCU. Variety now brings word confirming work on the series, revealed to be assembling a writer’s room next week. According to the exchange, Paul Bettany will reprise […]]]>

Yesterday we learned that Marvel Studios was developing a new Disney+ series titled vision quest, a new show centered on Paul Bettany’s hero and his place in the MCU. Variety now brings word confirming work on the series, revealed to be assembling a writer’s room next week. According to the exchange, Paul Bettany will reprise his role for the series which has Wanda Vision head writer and executive producer Jac Schaefer attached to lead the writers room. No word on who else will be part of this group of writers has yet been confirmed.

Plot details on the series are also unclear, but trade reports that the show is “believed” to focus on the White Vision seen at the end of Wanda Vision. The new version of Paul Bettany’s character flew off to parts unknown at the end of the hit series, his fate and whereabouts so far a mystery. As fans have pointed out, Vision Quest was previously a title in the West Coast Avengers comic book series, but the series could very well be running its course. In the same way as the Wanda Vision the series was a pun, vision quest can not only refer to the Native American rite of passage, but also to the actual Vision hunt itself.

“It was a great culmination for all those things that Lizzie and I did together,” Paul Bettany previously told Deadline about Wanda Vision‘Sending in progress. “We really found a path for ourselves, and the tone was different than those movies. But you never know with Marvel, if you’re done or not. So I don’t want to call it the end yet. ”

Wanda VisionPaul Bettany’s latest episodes have played his character in two different guises, both the imagined version created by Wanda from her memories of her vengeful companion, but also the all-new White Vision reassembled from the bits and pieces of Vision by SWORD. They shared a scene where White Vision was faced with the logical puzzle of Theseus’ ship, which made him wonder if he really was the vision and what it even means to be the vision. Much of this conversation seems to clearly establish the potential for vision quest Big TV series. The series is the second spin-off from Wanda Vision to develop with Agatha: Chaos Coven also in the works at Marvel Studios.

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‘Rings of Power’ Writer Defends Series’ Biggest Change to Tolkien’s Canon https://ramiroledesma.com/rings-of-power-writer-defends-series-biggest-change-to-tolkiens-canon/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:30:25 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/rings-of-power-writer-defends-series-biggest-change-to-tolkiens-canon/ To reveal Sauron, the authors of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power must have thought like Sauron. In the Season 1 finale of Amazon’s epic prequel series, all of Middle-earth trembled when the handsome stranger Halbrand, played by Charlie Vickers, was revealed to be none other than Sauron in disguise. True to […]]]>

To reveal Sauron, the authors of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power must have thought like Sauron.

In the Season 1 finale of Amazon’s epic prequel series, all of Middle-earth trembled when the handsome stranger Halbrand, played by Charlie Vickers, was revealed to be none other than Sauron in disguise.

True to Tolkien’s writings, Sauron spends the season tricking the elves into portraying himself as a charming and kind “gift-giver” who helps forge the three elven rings. The season ends with a break from Tolkien’s canon, as these are the first rings forged rather than the last.

The reveal was difficult not just for Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), but for the audience. While some viewers probably saw it coming, the show ensured that the full weight of the moment was felt through Galadriel’s grief at having her sense of trust shattered.

According to writer and producer Gennifer Hutchison, a television veteran whose credits include Strain, breaking Badand You better call Saulthe rings of power the staff asked themselves a simple question: “What would Sauron do?”

“We’re thinking about things like making sure Halbrand is internally consistent for Halbrand and for Sauron,” says Hutchison Reverse. “If you go back and watch the decisions he makes, you can read them for either character.”

Reverse spoke to Hutchison about the past and future of Amazon’s fantasy epic, including what it means for Sauron to feel like Walter White in Season 2.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

In power ringsthe “Three Rings” are officially forged.Amazon Studios

Reverse: Tolkien wrote that Sauron came in the Second Age to trick the elves into forging the rings. How to create a character like Halbrand from the crumbs left by Tolkien?

Hutchison: That’s the challenge, right? What’s nice is that you have this great base of like, “Here’s the story, here’s the dynamic,” and then you can add details. It’s really about what’s going to best serve the characters. If we center a story around Galadriel and her journey, you ask questions like, “What’s the best way to also bring this character in? To succeed in forging rings, in what context would that come? Just find ways to get in, while sticking to the spirit and rhythms you’re trying to make sure you hit as you go.

How did you find Halbrand as a fully formed character?

We wanted a foil for Galadriel. Someone who was running from his past and withdrew a bit. Someone she could hold on to, because she’s so driven. And so this character just started to emerge from what that dynamic might be.

The season 1 finale at power rings revealed that Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) was Sauron in disguise, which breaks Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) to her heart.Amazon Studios

The showrunners recently said that Sauron would be “like” Walter White, from breaking Bad. Like a breaking Bad veteran, can you extrapolate what they might mean?

I think the idea is that at some point Walter really embraced his Heisenberg identity. We know who Sauron is, it was revealed at least to Galadriel. How does he begin to stretch his legs?

What’s the difference between writing shows like You better call Saul and power rings? How striking is the contrast?

What was different was the scale. We work with so many. The attention to ownership, scope and scale of what we try to do, and the story we tell. breaking Bad and You better call Saul are highly focused, individual character studies anchored to a single track. rings of power to all these worlds and scenarios. But what I think would be similar was bringing in that character base and finding ways to make sure the characters feel grounded and we hit their emotional arcs. It was the link for me between the rooms.

In Tolkien’s canon he wrote that the Elvish rings were forged last. In rings of power, they are forged before humans and dwarves get theirs. What was the reason for this change?

Much of the season was about the elves and their journey, and Galadriel’s journey, and the fading [of Eregion]. So we wanted to tie those rings to that story. It was about reducing our focus on them and getting those rings to finish the season. Because we had to make rings. It felt like the climax of this arc, instead of trying to deal with the timeline in a different way.

The Stranger, played by Daniel Weyman, was unmasked as a wizard in power rings Season 1 finale. Amazon Studios

Another character whose identity was exposed was The Stranger (Daniel Weyman). He is first said to be Sauron before learning that is not true. Did it seem risky to you to have these two “revelations” of Sauron in one episode?

Yes of course. What was great for me was that a big part of the stranger’s journey was him asking himself, “Am I bad? Am I dangerous? And then being told, “Yes, you are,” but then having Nori bring him back to realizing who he really was and who he was really going to be. I think that was the advantage of this early “revelation”. This allowed this arc to come to fruition in the episode. And then there was also that little extra mistake.

You gave the Stranger one of Ian McKellen’s lines from Gandalf, about following your nose when in doubt. Does this line inform us of the true identity of the Stranger?

A lot of what we like to do is refer to old age stories and books as things that are told early. The idea that these things go back to the Third Age and the history that we know. So, whoever the Stranger is, this saying is either the one he repeats or the one he transmits. It really anchors him to this world in a way that appealed to us.

Can you describe Season 1 in one word? How would you describe season 2?

It is a question of identity. For me, it was about: “Who am I? Who do I choose to be? Which path do I choose to take? Season 2? My God, I don’t know.

Is the stranger a blue wizard?

Until he knows his name, we won’t know his name.

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