Many of his ideas were of a technical nature, and he registered 400 patents of electric and electronic gadgetry – earning himself a reputation among technicians for being more an inventor than a showman. He was also a shrewd pioneer of such innovations as pay-per-view television, and his film Richard Pryor: Live In Concert (1979), which he cannily labelled “uncensored,” was the highest money-maker of its kind ever. It remains the standard today.
Some people have jewels in safe deposit boxes. I have a soul in some notebooks.
I was a Tami. A Tami with a Serene tucked carefully just below the surface. Hiding. Waiting to come out.
The fact that so much occurs close to the ground was vital, since having a paralyzed arm – even as nerve endings began their random, pulsating journey back to life – meant I was always off balance.
Four journals, moving from all mirror, to a cross-breed, to being able to finally force myself, at least most of the time, to write right.
I was not always called Serene, although it is my legal name. For the first five years of my life I was Tami. This is the name I first heard myself called; it is the name I first learned to write.
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I posted this privately awhile back, before the world became consumed with the intrigue of what had always been the most useless of my obsessions: Russia. The post wasn’t secret, … Continue reading The TAMI Show Award mock-up
My daddy did rock.
But I’m ’bout to rock harder.
Hide and watch.