Living is a bubble has its advantages and disadvantages. 

One of the disadvantages is that you learn of strangers passing right away and, often, of friends passing a week or so after the fact. 

THis was less than a month ago. 

No one knows the Desmond that roam behind the practiced smiles of our friends. 

My only hope is that your last smile was accompanied by exhaustion from a job well done and not grief from aone perceived failure. Remember that many can’t fail because they aren’t on the journey. On the road. 

You can’t fail at that with which you are not engaged. 

Chyna will be remembered, emulated and missed by many. 

I’m truly sorry we wont get to do that film together my friend. But if there is a heaven… I’m quite sure they have the best gear. 

The stage, the ring, your fans, friends and family morn you. 



#GetSmothered right here! 

Learn or dieĀ 

So excited to start the 4th season of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots!I wasn’t prepared to learn anything after fifty but never cease to learn on this set. 

Having read all the scripts for the new season I can safely say “you aren’t close to ready for what’s coming!”

Great stuff. No spoilers here. Just wanted to say how happy I am to learning at this stage of my life. 

Are you? If you’re not learning… You’re dying. 

Learn something today from an unexpected source. Then be someone’s unexpected source!



The true artist formerly known as…

Few people leave a mark. 

Some leave a stain…

But few a mark. 

I am thankful for his music. For the sound he sent reverberating through our lives. 

It’s still there even though the originator of the sound has “left the building.”

You will be missed. What you were working on will be missed. Your sounds to come are for only you to hum. To whistle. 

Thank you for sharing your sounds with us all. 

We miss you. 


He’s out there

Great response to Anderson Bench last night. 

One couple in the second row center were perfect. He had questions about actions and motivations and she answered them all.  

 I think it’s a good sign when all the questions in the audience can be answered by members of the audience. 

Another said “I was ready to get up and run for the door from ten minutes in. But I couldn’t”

People were shocked, angered, surprised, saddened and enraged. 

In a word… They “felt” the film. 

Good job Anderson! I’m proud of you!!

Please “Like” The John Schneider Studio Facebook page and also the “Anderson Bench” Facebook page!



Crabs in a bucket

Did you know that you don’t need a lid on a bucket of crabs to keep them contained?

The crabs at the bottom will climb on the shoulders of the ones up the wall and eventually pull them back down to the bottom. 

Events of the day express upon me that I am nearing the top of the bucket…

I feel the weight of the crabs down there trying to get to the top upon the sweat of my brow. 

To the bottom crab…

And you know who you are…

I did P90X all these years for such a day as this.