1) Totally love this movie! Have watched it at least a dozen times now. Just wondering…At what location was “Saving Emily” filmed?
I am so glad you liked Saving Emily. You can watch it online and for free here.
We filmed the movie in and around Ottawa, Canada. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and I have filmed 6 movies there. A Woman Hunted, The Boy She Met Online, Demons from her Past, A Sister’s Secret, A Lover’s Revenge and Saving Emily. I love going there to shoot!
I think Michael Riley, the Canadian actor who plays the bad guy in Saving Emily, is a fantastic actor... Read more
When China’s Communist Party announced it will loosen its one child policy to help its economy continue to grow, I thought it was a wise move. But not for the economy. Or for growth. In fact, I believe one child is the ideal number of children to have and that it is vital to lower family sizes around the world, including the United States.
I am against forcing anyone to have only one child, which is what China’s coercive policy did. In the end, coercion does not change deeply engrained cultural and biological norms, and China’s draconian measures to reduces its birth rate are no exception: even thou... Read more
1) Alexandra, I think you are an incredibly beautiful woman and the more I see of your compassionate nature, your love of animals and your heart of gold, the more I perceive the beauty that is inside you. Were you compassionate as a child and did your parents have a great influence in developing your compassionate nature?
Well I very much appreciate your supportive email. Kindness has always been a guiding principle for me, ever since I was at our Congregational Church’s Sunday school and I learned the saying “When in doubt, do what Jesus would do – the kindest thing”. ... Read more
For years, I didn’t think I could become a vegan. In my youth I had a 12-year struggle with bulimia. Fortunately, therapy and a 12-step program helped me overcome it (22 years of success and counting—hallelujah!), but the experience left me with an ambivalent relationship with food.
In my heart, I knew I sometimes ate to feed myself emotionally. It was also a challenge to eat healthy foods. So even though I’d been a vegetarian since 1977 and hadn’t worn leather, wool, or silk or used animal tested products since 1989 (boy, am I dating myself!), I worried about the effects of making that last leap to a full v... Read more