- Rob lives in Floyd, VA with his wife Michele and their two sons, Preston and Cooper.
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- DIANA, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
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- JESSE COLIN (NOT SO) YOUNG
August 26, 2013 10:40AM
- UP MY BUTT
August 15, 2013 02:40PM
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epitome of "nothing is
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- “Hey, that looks like MY
November 27, 2013 08:25PM
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singing Woody. The man was a
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Rob Neukirch's Links
When my mother was still alive, I'd take her food shopping. (I can't take her food shopping anymore, she's so dead.) We'd go on Tuesdays, Senior Citzen's Day, for the five percent discount. My mother would go to hell and back for five percent. Heaven, not so… Read full post »
First of all, she had it coming. She's been up on the table, she threw up on the rug, she wants something at 4 in the morning and then, when I get up, she can't quite remember what it was.
Secondly, like my father used to say, "I brought you into… Read full post »
The latest name up above my writing desk - alongside Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of writing - is DIANA NYAD.
What this woman accomplished yesterday at the age of 64 is an inspiration for anyone moving and breathing. What? Just a 110 mile swim from Havana, Cuba to the Florida… Read full post »
We don't go to church. Both Michele and I were raised Catholic and that should be enough of an explanation right there. When we lived in LA, Michele would go occasionally with her Mom and take the boys along. They loved the donuts after the service.
Our Sunday… Read full post »
Michele and I decided to do something romantic together so...we got matching colonoscopies! Better than tattoos, really, way less painful and no buyer's remorse! Case in point: Tom Arnold and Roseanne had each other's names - for pure love's sake - tattooed on one another and then,… Read full post »
Texas is in a pickle and we can all help out. Seems they are dangerously low on pentobarbital and that's the "death" drug, the one they use for all their many executions. What to do, what to do?
Yep, they had good old hangings until 19 and 24, used… Read full post »
Keith is a Fresh Air child. Fresh Air places inner-city kids with families in the country and from the home base of NYC, they go as far south as, well, SW Virginia. We put him on the bus this morning at 6 a.m., after his ten-day stay, for the ride… Read full post »
All my life I’ve been searching for my father.
I am born, the seventh of nine. The other eight are girls, so “distinction” is a given. Family legend has it that my mother told the doctor to keep the good news from Dad; she’d tell him herself. In the hospital/… Read full post »
Lori (not her real name) is tall, with red hair. She turned 50 and they gave her a surprise party, in the store. She and I always joke around, always have. Like today, when she stood in the cookie aisle and I asked her where in the gosh darn
When I was young and could do those kinds of things, I was a gymnast. It paid for college. When the team traveled and did exhibitions, we had a few standard jokes. One of them: the coach asks one of us to demonstrate a trick and… Read full post »
Three of my sisters live in northern California, one in Santa Rosa and two in Healdsburg. If you haven't been there take it from me, it's God's country. Or, for you non-believers, god's country. Heck, Charles Shultz lived in Santa Rosa - 'nuff said. And Healdsburg is quickly b… Read full post »
Life sucks. My sons are slaves to the internet, the wife is putting on the pounds and waking me up with her snoring. I just paid the monthly minimum on two credit cards, read a review of a Ted Nugent concert and the cat crapped on the rug. It’s times like/… Read full post »
As part of the New River Valley Voices reading series, a story of mine was chosen. "Safe and Sound" is fiction, a tale about a brother and sister in a house with their dying father. Yes, it's sad of course but there's humor too as there is, hopefully, even in the… Read full post »
“What do you see, Dad?”
My father, stretched out in the beat-up, plaid recliner like the corpse he very nearly was, had his face to the window. The lower half of him covered by a thin throw, his position had not changed in the past several hours and his clouded, unblinking/… Read full post »
Sure, we live in an age where the next technological marvel is right around the corner, but let’s talk underwear.
My generation, just as those before us, looked to our fathers for inspiration. My Dad wore white briefs and so I did, too. As I recall in the locker room, before/… Read full post »
In my long ago past when I was as actor and still dependent on the dreaded restaurant work, I was one of the "new kids" at a place on the upper West Side called West Side Story. Cute name, huh? It was trying to be hip and "in," one part gourmet store, larger… Read full post »
Having done this long enough, I knew it was coming and WHAMMO, here it is...
The crew has left town, the director, the actors...the film, House of Good and Evil, is wrapped and headed for post-production and who knows what else? We had a nice wrap party on Monday night in… Read full post »
Four more days of shooting and The House of Good and Evil will officially wrap. It's been an exciting couple of weeks here in our small burg, ever since the film crew came to town.
Tippi Hedren is out, unfortunately. After many phone calls back and forth, she is apparaently under… Read full post »
For the two or six of you keeping up with my latest acting gig...I called Michele with the news that a paycheck had arrived in the mail. Today. A paycheck, an amount of money given to me for acting. So, I guess it's official, I'm once again a working actor. We… Read full post »
I had to be at the dry cleaners after 5:30 but before their 6:30 closing time to pick up my shirt for the film. No big deal, right? Except that finding a dry cleaner in this neck of the woods...I drove roughly 35minutes from Floyd, over to Blacksburg. The woman behind… Read full post »
Saturday was my first day on the set, the set I've helped build and paint over the last month or so. We had a 7 am call and I arrived in the morning mist to people wandering around, sleepy-eyed grips and crew members looking for cable and dolly-tracks.
"So, you're from… Read full post »
The punchline to the joke...What? And give up show business?
That came to mind as I was with brush in hand, broom in hand, hammer in hand over the last couple of weeks, helping to get the set ready for the indie film "The House of Good and Evil." Yesterday's work… Read full post »
"I don't teach writing. I teach patience.Toughness. Stubborness. The willingness to fail. I teach life.The odd thing is most of the things that stop an inexperienced writer are so far from the truth as to be nearly beside the point. When you feel global doubt about your… Read full post »
Imagine, Tippi Hedren in our little burg. She's supposed to get the key to the "city" but her publicist thinks fat chance. It's not the kind of thing she likes to do, especially on the first day of shooting. Who can blame her?
This in a conversation with Michele, my wife,… Read full post »
So, the wait is over and all the excitement boils down to...Paul Ryan? Indicative of Republican politics, they went with the white guy. Okay, they took that big chance last time around with a woman and that didn't work out too well. Marco Rubio? He is Latino and someone with a… Read full post »