Found a great interview online between Adam Holz and my friend Barbara Nicolosi, talented screenwriter and founder and former executive director of the Act One Program: Writing for Hollywood — on whose faculty I have served for more than a decade. I have strong feelings about this topic, as you may have gathered from previous posts. But I could not have answered these questions any better than Barbara — so I repurpose it here for your benefit.
The last time I checked, the mortality rate in America is… 100 percent. And we’re all headed for the hospital, Lord-willing later rather than sooner. And that was something Dad knew well, both personally in his own physical struggles, and on behalf of those he served. Providing comfort and care, a listening ear, and shoulders to cry on was work that brought him deep joy, standing alongside people and their loved ones at the most vulnerable time of their lives.