green, or burgundy. I thought it might be a nice way to
remember how John has touched our lives and continues to
much good. For safety reasons, I must limit this to JABB
only. Thank you.
Second, I recently
the producer of one of John's earliest
Having seen it, I can say it's a wonderful, touching,
piece. John is truly amazing in it. Unfortunately,
not available commercially. However... I have exciting
news! Micki Dickoff, the producer, is trying to raise
fund her current project, The
From Gary Graham to Shaka Sankofa. If you give $50
or above, you can choose a DVD of Mother,
Mother as your
incentive. There are a couple conditions:
1. If their goal
$15,000 is not met; your money will be
refunded. You will be charged nothing at all.
2. The incentives
only be awarded *if* the goal is
met. So here's hoping they meet their goal by July 8th!
For more information,
visit the movie's fund raising website:
I think this is a really
way to support the arts, get an
important story told, and, hopefully, get a chance to see a
meant a lot to John Dye.
And now simply...
So... we all love Touched
Especially one certain angel... Which got me thinking
we'd somehow gotten access to the TBAA scripts... things
mighta been a
lot different. Here are just a few ways episodes may
Ways TBAA Would Be
Different if We
Were in Charge
1. "My Dinner With Andrew" would have
completely off track
when we pooled our money, got the winning bid, and
then tossed our lovely date on a plane
so he could finally
have that vacation. We would, of course, join him.
2. One of us (not saying who...)
socked Monica for snapping Andrew's
suspenders (ouch!) in "Voice of an Angel." Andrew then
had to purchase an extra thermos due to needing to visit *two* jailed
3. The first act
"Angel of Death" would have found Eric in the
hospital getting treated for a burst ear drum following one of
friends screeching "HE IS NOT CALLED ANDY AND IF YOU TOUCH HIS
BEAUTIFUL FACE AGAIN YOU'LL BE SORRY, YOU CRETIN!" directly
4. "Stealing Hope"
have stretched on for 8 hours with our swoony selves, having
infiltrated the poetry class, begging our studly
professor to read poem after poem.
5. "Venice" would
had a sequel which revolved entirely around Andrew spending
the dogs and then adopting one... cause it still bugs certain
individuals that he wanted one in "Random Acts" and never got
one... Andrew needed some puppy love!
6. "For Such a
This" would go on for many hours as we stretched the opening scene so we could watch Andrew
taking pictures in the Sudan. Very serious subject
however he did
look so fine with the camera in the desert.*
7. "Holy of
definitely be extended as we watched Andrew in those awesome
and watched him prepare for his big adventure in the desert.*
8. In "God Bless
Child," I believe we could make a whole movie out of Andrew,
stunning piano player. We would just have to watch and
him alone for several hours and while drinking orange juice
9. In "Sign of the
we would definitely be arrested for pushing Monica aside and
fighting to have our turn dancing off into oblivion with
10. At some point
"The Journalist," Monica woulda gotten a stern lil talking to
blowing off her friend's concern and letting his beautiful
self flee a
room crying. But before that... we'd have all cuddled up
11. We woulda
football away from Tess in "Til We Meet Again" and returned it
Andrew. That boy looked cute and happy tossing it
No need to be a spoil sport, Tess!
12. "The Empty
set in Nebraska... Therefore, a certain Nebraskan would
so calmly waited for Monica and Andrew to finish their
the Baxters then enticed Monica to spend some time at Scooters
coffee chain) and while she was distracted, ran off with
enjoy a lovely evening in the Old Market... dining at a
at the French Cafe... taking in the season-round Christmas
Tannenbaum... .watching Andrew light up with joy like a lil
getting sucked into the neighboring fudge shoppe... jokingly
a buncha hippie garb at the antique shops... and sitting on
Leahy Mall and watching the stars whilst reading poetry from a
we picked up at a second-hand bookstore... Ahem.
Nebraskan would, of course, invite all of you along.
*Big thanks to Rebecca for
supplying the starred ones!
(Photo Credits: The
photographs used on this
page are from "Touched
Caroline Productions, and Moon