Author: Michael Galinsky

I haven’t written about our film “Battle for Brooklyn” in a while. Other projects have take up my time and attention. However, this weekend it played on Direct TV and we got a slew of messages from people who saw it and were shocked to find that things were not as they had seemed. Also this week it’s been reported...

I'm not too good at grief. My mom is extremely emotional, and though I take after her in many ways, I'm more like my father when it comes to being sad. Like him, I cry in movies, but I have a difficult time accessing my own emotions. When I was in high school I remember sitting in rickety pool chairs,...

Last weekend, a couple of days after my wife’s best friend Letha passed away, we went camping with friends to celebrate their anniversary. Caroline, whose anniversary it was, suggested that we do something to recognize Letha’s passing, so we made a small raft out of sticks and sent it out into the lake with a rock that Suki had gotten...

On the way home from the burial of our friend Letha, I got a call from my old friend Tony Davis. I’ve known Tony for 15 years, ever since a friend suggested I get him to help me do some work on the falling down house we had recently bought in Brooklyn. Like me, and many of my new neighbors,...

Early in college I fell in love with The Clean. A few years later, I was in a band, and the first time we played a Clean cover "Thumbs off", the drummer Hamish at the show. We became friends, and later I played in The Mad Scene, the band he had with his wife. Last Month I got to see...