June 2009 Blog Posts (42)

Who? Me?

My dear friend, Kim Crow, is performing at the Banyan Theater in The Queen of Leenane this week and I cannot wait to see it on Saturday! Meanwhile, I am awaiting final word on Sony Pictures Criss Cross - being shot around Miami.

I auditioned for a TV restaurant spot Sunday. No dialogue, Just enjoying food that was not there and sharing it with a female companion - also not there. That's showbiz!

I just signed up for the Del Sarte Improv class at FST. It's about the physicality of… Continue

Added by Pat McCall on June 29, 2009 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Sarasota - new photography group


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Added by Larry Deamud on June 28, 2009 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Opening of Banyan Theatre's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"

a nice full house for a very good bit of Theatre

Added by Mark Konrad on June 26, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

Sarasota public library at 5 points has a used Book shop

Bought a very nice complete works of Shakespeare fo 50 cents. yes half a buck-and there is a great selection of books on the cheap!

Added by Mark Konrad on June 25, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Attended Banyan Theatre's preview "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"

Go see this play!

Added by Mark Konrad on June 25, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

About Life

"Exactly why did you pick me?"

"Because you paid attention," Yewell stated. "Do you think you're the only one we've sent messages to? That's our entire mission here: to speak to your people."

"About what?"

"About life."

"I thought you wanted me to write about marketing?"

"We do."

"So what's that have to do with life?"


"I don't understand."

"Most don't," Yewell said with a shrug.… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 25, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

Less than a week left to sign up...

If you haven't signed up to be one of the first to read The McAllister Code yet, you've only got one week left. It's only one dollar to receive a truly revolutionary book right to your email inbox for 72 days!

I said before that if you signed up before midnight on June 30, I'd send you an eBook of The Rucksack Letters, but I'm going to do you one better. If you sign up now and become one of the first to… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 25, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Playing CARDS

Image of Gale Fulton Ross from Facebook Image of Gale Fulton Ross

A few years ago, I was approached by an artist by the name of Gale Fulton Ross. She said that… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 23, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Looking for Inspiration

I am looking for inspiration.

I have written a fictional book based on the tenets of excellence espoused by a number of ideologies. I am looking for individuals and businesses that exemplify these tenets so that I may further write about them and share their stories with others. Basically, I am looking to write about heroes. It has been said that we are the change we have been waiting for. I want to write about those changes.

So if you have been inspired by someone or by a… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 23, 2009 at 8:38am — No Comments


This week has been full of variety. This morning, I did a couple of TV spots at a Clearwater production house that were for somewhat related products/services. Don't know if the same client was paying for both. And, I finally did some green-screen film work portraying a rogue detective trying to catch a vampire in an alley. I think you all kno how that ends!

SONY production Criss Cross starts shooting in a couple of weeks in Miami. If it's as good as the original, it should do well.… Continue

Added by Pat McCall on June 22, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Write the World

"We want you to write the world," said Yewell.

"You want me to what?"

"Write the world," repeated Iman.

"Do you mean you want me to write to the world or about the world?"

Again, they looked at one another and back at me. "Yes," they said in unison.

"I don't understand."

"Didn't you read the press release?"

"Yeah, but it was about a book that I haven't written. I've never even heard of it."

"We're… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 22, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

Self Publishing: what do you think of the Quality of my Book from Blurb.com??


I used self publishing Blurb.com to produce an 80 page 160 image($19.95 for less than10 books) . About the book and Collection: looking for gallery exhibit, corporate & privatye acquisitions!

Sign of Our Times creator Billy Tucker announced that the one of a kind collection of consumer culture, neon and commercial folk art is now is now available in an entertaining 88 page,160 image book titled Signs of Our… Continue

Added by BestArtMarketing.com on June 19, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments

Aliens Among Us

I opened my eyes with a few blinks as reality rolled to a stop like a slot machine register. I saw two faces look down upon me. They were unlike any faces I had ever seen before. They were... well, alien. Large, soft black eyes blinked at me from cocked heads shaped like eggplants. Their skin was the color of ivory and just as smooth, their eyes the only protrusions with two small holes for nostrils beneath them and small slits for mouths upturned as if they were... smiling?

I didn't… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 19, 2009 at 8:02am — No Comments

The Raw Truth

Though Sarasota has many things to be proud of (the great weather, the pristine beaches, the scores of art galleries and theatres), one of our most recent bright spots is a girl who just wanted to dress up for Halloween. A few years ago, when Jenna Norwood tried to fit into a showgirl costume, she didn't like what she saw in the mirror. So she took her journey to a better figure and turned it into a small empire.

Jenna has been a vegetarian… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 19, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

The Orb

I took a few steps forward and froze. As I approached it, a soft glow began emanating from the back room. I slowly walked toward it, my heart rate quadrupling with each footfall. I reached my hand forward and pushed the door open, my eyes opening widely at the spectacle that appeared before me.

In the center of the room, a glowing orb hovered a few feet above the floor. About the size of the beach ball, the orb was mostly blue with clouds wisping through it, as if it encompassed the… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ethical Markets Media

As we come out of this slump in the economy, which I hear we are on our way, wouldn’t you like to do things the right way? Wouldn’t you like your money to go to something other than companies that are only going to cause more woe for the planet and its inhabitants? Consider SRI’s (Socially Responsible Investing).

My wife introduced me to a new website (she introduces me to most new websites) that specializes in educating people on socially responsible investing. It’s called Ethical… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 18, 2009 at 8:39am — No Comments

Maslow's Basic Needs

Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed what he called his Hierarchy of Needs. It describes the needs that each human faces, and once a person has fulfilled a specific need, he is then consciously (or subconsciously) able to progress in meeting the next need. When I was first introduced to them in college, I was aware of only five, but upon further study, there are actually eight.

Physiological Needs

Safety, Health, and Security Needs

Belongingness and Love Needs

Esteem… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 18, 2009 at 8:11am — No Comments

The Arrival

I found the address on Orange Avenue and looked again at what I had scribbled. Surely enough, the address was correct, but the sign on the building said “Life Skills Institute.” This couldn’t be the right place. I stared at the building for a moment and considered my options as my fingers drummed the steering wheel.

I’d been duped, that much was for sure. But by whom? Who would write such a thing and go to all of the trouble of inventing a PR company to get it printed. A book about… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 18, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Joseph Campbell and the Ordinary World

A few years ago, I was introduced to Joseph Campbell through a PBS special titled The Power of Myth, hosted by Bill Moyers. In the program, Campbell discussed ideas from his book A Hero with a Thousand Faces and what he calls "The Hero's Journey."

As Campbell puts it, " A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 17, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Working for Good

I met a new friend on Gaia.com by the name of Jeff Klein. Jeff has wonderfully demonstrated many of the points that are woven into the fabric of The McAllister Code. He has a website at www.workingforgood.com where he will soon be launching his book. I could try to paraphrase his mission, but I think it sounds better coming from him.

“Working for Good is...

An approach to business and work based on the understanding that the… Continue

Added by Steve McAllister on June 17, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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