Jericho’s Alicia Coppola – her character needs more notes to play

I first spotted Alicia Coppola in a string of appearances on NCIS and wondered “who the heck is that” and so I was pleased to see her in JERICHO. I hope they get her character, the fish out of water IRS agent from Washington DC, out of first gear and give her more notes to play. Camera sure likes her. Curious how some people reveal character and qualities to the camera and other people are just pretty blanks, camera just turns them into four colour printed cardboard.

They talk about old time movie stars and how the camera loved in particular, Gary Cooper and Greta Garbo. I also read something about the amount of light reflected by Meg Ryan’s face. Optics and emotional recognition, curious, curious stuff.

As for JERICHO, I am hooked. It has been a curious fall TV season, I don’t normally get too closely involved with the new shows. I caught NCIS because of Mark Harmon and David McCallum (as far as I am concerned Illya Kuryakin is the all time coolest character ever to appear on TV). This year SMITH caught my eye, Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen, but it got chopped so fast. As an old WEST WING fanoid, Studio 60 had me revved up but it has been a little disappointing. So my must see TV watching is JERICHO and THE UNIT (David Mamet is a god) and Studio 60 limping along, but it sure ain’t The WEST WING.

For anyone old enough to remember, Kuryakin beats John Drake/#6 (Patrick McGoohan) as the coolest by a razor thin margin.

Please give Ms. Coppola something more to work with, although I realize it is surely a complicated story with a whole townful of people and their stories to push out in not very many minutes per week, but do try, thanks.

bluetyger magazine – Oct 2006 issue – poems

Art Reception

Business Trip Epiphany

A long lost friend

100 glasses


Night in a hot tub



I have been working on as my personal webzine since July 2001 – sometimes it has been a quarterly, a monthly, and it has gone on hiatus, but I keep plugging along with it.

end of October

It has been a semi-lousy Fall with lots of rainy days. Today has been a high wind day. Georgian Bay has been large-waved and the water level has been the highest of the year. A ton of leaves are wet and waiting to be raked up, put in large plastic bags. They then get driven to the local transfer station (the dump). They then are dumped out on the great leaf pile. 60 bags (large clear plastic bags, a little larger than your standard green garbage bagis the current local world’s record. Leaves hang too long on some trees. Other trees drop them fast. It is tricky to try and get them done before the late Fall rains and the early snow. It is a sad time of the year. I see the things that got done, the things that will have to wait another year. I hope the warm weather does not draw me away from the chores that need to be chored.

John Huston – my pencil drawing of him

John Huston

Originally uploaded by “canuckshutterer” wj gibson.
one of my favourite movie gods

the best drawing I ever made, part of a course in pencil drawing – about 8.5″ x 8″

I simply don’t have the patience for this kind of art, I need the speed of photography…

Ste. Marie Among the Hurons: Jesuit cell: desk and bed

one of my favourite photos taken at Ste. Marie Among the Hurons, reconstructed 1640s era fortified French mission just east of Midland, Ontario, Canada…..

The Iroquois came to fight the Hurons (Wendat) in 1649 and as a result of that campaign, Ste. Marie was burned to the ground.