Q&A With Damian McGinty on Release of His New Album, This Christmas Time

My favorite Irish singer and actor, Damian McGinty of Celtic Thunder and Glee fame, has a new album out! Damian McGinty: This Christmas Time features ten songs, including two originals Damian wrote that are already proving to be hits with his fans. The album definitely tops my all-time favorite Christmas CDs list. I had the …

Q&A with Grammy-Nominated Producer Warren Huart on Producing and Working with Damian McGinty on his Upcoming Christmas CD

When Irish singer and actor Damian McGinty (from Glee and Celtic Thunder) decided to put out a Christmas album in 2016, one thing was clear: He wanted to bring on a world-class producer to bring the album to life in the best way possible. Enter Warren Huart, a Grammy-nominated producer with incredible energy and passion, …

‘Halfway’: With Movies Like This, The Future of Indie Movies is Bright

HALFWAY – Summer 2016 Teaser from Ben Caird on Vimeo. Rating: ***** Several months ago I had the opportunity to talk with some of the key players in the new movie Halfway: writer/director Ben Caird, producer Jonny Paterson (twice), and actor Quinton Aaron (also from The Blind Side). The film is out now—to much acclaim (including winning Best Feature Film at the …

Q&A with Author Molly Ringle on Writing and Her Persephone/Hades ‘Greek God Fan-Fiction’

If you’ve linked to this page from the story at the Huffington Post, click here to find where the Q&A left off. There are some people who were born to write, and author Molly Ringle is one of them. When I see her approach to writing and the way she writes, or hear how she talks about writing, …

Evocative, Emotive, Inspirational: Q&A with Richard Bangs, the Father of Modern Adventure Travel

If you’ve linked to this page from the story at the Huffington Post, click here to find where the Q&A left off.   Ages ago, when I first got cable TV, I got it for one reason: the Travel channel. If you’ve watched the Travel channel over the years, you know it has … well, evolved. Or maybe …

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Limiting Beliefs vs. Liberating Truths

Recently I saw the above Paulo Coelho quote: “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: NEVER LIE TO YOURSELF.” Initially, I thought of the simple lies we tell ourselves: Binge-watching nine seasons of The X-Files isn’t affecting my productivity. I don’t use social media / online games / other internet distractions too much. …

Marta Dusseldorp on the Australian Crime Drama Janet King and the Changing Landscape of Television

If you’ve linked to this page from the story at the Huffington Post, click here to find where the Q&A left off.     After I did my last interview with Marta Dusseldorp, star of A Place to Call Home, the people at Acorn TV sent me the DVDs of one of Marta’s other shows, Janet King. For a while, I …

‘Life Is All About Connecting’: Q&A with Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder

  Damian McGinty, talented singer and actor, and star of Glee, The Glee Project, and Celtic Thunder, is headed to Australia, joining his old group as a Special Guest for his first tour Down Under! I caught up with him earlier this week for a quick Q&A to chat about the upcoming tour, his career, and his …

“It’s Just a Dance”: On Jodie Sweetin and Living a Fuller Life

Last Monday on Dancing with the Stars, Full House (and now Fuller House) star Jodie Sweetin performed what judges said was her best dance ever—one week after one of her worst nights of the season. Host Tom Bergeron asked her, “You got so rattled last week. What did you do to not be rattled?” “I had fun … it’s …

5 Things I Learned from a 50-Day Meditation Streak

Like so many of us, I’m an overthinker. My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I’ve been saying, “I really should start meditating.” I “knew” it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my thoughts for 20 minutes a day was far too daunting. So I never really …