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“Once Were Warriors” Tops My “If I Could Only See One Movie In My Life” List!

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I am not a member of the Maori Tribe. I have never been to New Zealand…. but I was forever changed by the film Once Were Warriors. I still feel a bit stunned that I went on to act with Temuera Morrison (Jake the Mus), and would ultimately cosmically meet, interview and become friends with Rena Owen (Rena Owen) who plays Beth Heke. I believe I tell her in my first interview with her (another one is coming soon) that meeting her was more powerful for me than having met Marlon Brando!

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Listen to my interview with Rena here. 

If you’ve never seen Once Were Warriors (film), you simply must. If you have, you’ll love this new documentary, Once Were Warriors – Where Are They Now.  I just watched it (the documentary – I’ve seen the film countless times), and I’m still transfixed. I must have a past-lives connection to this story, the characters, the actors, this film (or all of these) which remains at the top of my all-time favorite list. Be on the lookout for a new interview with Rena and be sure to visit her website.

And my acting clips are here.

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In an upcoming episode (August 18, 2014, 9:00 AM PDT – Click to Listen) of Nicholas Snow Live, we’ll be discussing the seemingly disproportionate ratio of bottoms verses tops in the world of men who have sex with men.

Wikipedia explains, “In human sexuality, top, bottom and versatile are sex positions during sexual activity, especially between two men. A top is usually a person who penetrates, a bottom is usually one who receives penetration, and aversatile engages in both activities. These terms may be elements of self-identity that indicate an individual’s usual preference, but might also describe broader social, psychological, or sexual identities.[1]

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That’s What Friends Are For! Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder

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Now in its 26th year, the 27th Desert AIDS Walk is a grassroots community event supporting HIV and AIDS services, prevention and advocacy at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.).

Desert AIDS Walk has made it possible for us to continue serving the clients of Desert AIDS Project with an unparalleled range of services: medical and dental care; medications; food, housing, and transportation assistance; mental health counseling; a Community Center with a variety of educational and social activities, including skills-for-living and back-to-work training; and so much more – all under one roof!!

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RIP Robin Williams: His Top 10 Performances

From Wikipedia:

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), andGood Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage(1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.[3][4]

On August 11, 2014, Williams was found unconscious at his residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Marin County, California, coroner’s office said they believe the cause of death was asphyxiation.

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