LostAngelsMovie>RennReed>RobertRedford>SundanceFF>7

28 06 2016

China in the 1970’s was everything one could imagine. I lived, and designed there from 1977 -1980. The Chinese were great to me, no matter their socio-economic circumstances. Rich or poor, young or old, we all got along just fine.

There were enough of the modern conveniences to be comfortable while living in the exotic flair of the Chinese culture. But every day, and every night, I missed you so…

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan (which is in southern Taiwan) most of my contacts were business owners or creative professionals. A bank president and owner of the bank; an owner of a prominent 5 star hotel and a prominent department store chain; a noted actress equal to a Lauren Ball here in the United States; and so forth.

But, I never forgot about YOU. I carved out an interesting professorial journey thanks to the friends I made in Taiwan (The Republic of China or R.O.C.); and China (The People’s Republic of China or P. R.C.). 

Sometimes politics can sometimes make things seem like something that they aren’t. Sometimes you have to live and work in a place to even come close to understanding it, if you’re lucky, that is.
It’s so very hard to write about you. I miss you so, my Robert.

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LostAngelsMovie>RennReed>RobertRedford>SundanceFF>4

22 05 2016

China changed my life forever. Even so, I’ve never forgotten you. Us. I don’t know that my going to China was a mistake, or wrong. I did manage to sort things out about us that first trip.

That’s why I returned to you. For YOU. For US. Like you had gone on about for 5 years. But, you weren’t there. You weren’t available, to me. Anymore. I called you at all the numbers I had always called you. Left message after message. No reply.

I called more than you can imagine. My calls to you ended because you never called me back. Anymore. So I logically drew the conclusion that I was wrong about you. Wrong about US. There was no more US.

I completed my last semester of college, graduated. And there was no one there to celebrate it with. No family. No friends. But most of all, no you. All those months while at BYU trying to reconnect with you and not once did you ever return my phone calls.

You were always black and white, cut and dried. However you want to put it. At that point you’d become the absolute epitome of a hypocrite, to me. Professing profusely your “profound” love for me. But no reply.

You would go off and work, making your movies for months at a time. But, I was always dependable like clock work. Always there for you when you returned.

However, I go off to China for 18 months and return to you. Finally ready for you. And voila, you’re not there!! Rather, you’re not available to reconnect with. Ever, ever, ever!!

Your life had been carved out long before we met. That’s fine. I wanted my own life. A life I’d earned. Not a life given to me because some rich, famous guy could make anything happen.

Just a life I could be proud of and say, I CAN stand on my own two feet. Why did that bother you so much?? Why did you always equate that important goal of mine to not loving you as much as you claimed you loved me??

I wasn’t being stubborn or egotistical. Really I was being practical. I knew I was young… 17 years younger than you. That didn’t matter to me, but what did matter was your stubbornness. Your ego. It never seemed to be enough that I just loved you, no conditions, no gifts necessary. Just you, just me.





We Have 2 Films “In Consideration” @SFF

6 10 2011

We are both humbled and honored to announce that our 2 films, “The Passion, The People, The Party” and “The Art of Patience: A Visual Journey Behind The Arts Of China” are “…In Consideration” @SFF, The Sundance Film Festival.  Thank you Mr. Redford and SFF staff!  We dream it and try to achieve it, but you help to provide the “The Hope” through all of your many supportive and wonderful organizations.  Thank you so very much for the opportunities Sundance makes possible