Rideaway With Me

Published June 3, 2015

Dear friends,

Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you enjoy it and that you’ll come back again and follow my quest through my blog: I will post videos, art, book events, and giveaways, which I hope will entertain and court kindness and amusement. In a sense, I will be following my star like Don Quixote. I invite you to join me in the quest.

I’m excited to announce that my newest release, The Alexandrite, will be coming this August. Stay posted for news on my book launch!

Alexandrite is a gemstone of constantly shifting colors. The characters in the story encounter and sometimes see, beneath their own ever-changing facades, the parts of themselves that exist through time and space. Marilyn Monroe is one of those characters. As the novel begins, her line toward the end of The Misfits is quoted: “How do you find your way home in the dark?”

I’ve been an actor most of my life. A few years ago, my wife Linda said, “Go ahead and do whatever your muse tells you.” Earlier in my life, I’d also been a writer and a scenery designer. Now I write, draw, and paint full-time.

The painting in the upper left corner is called Rideaway. The caption reads: “I don’t know what it is, but I intend to ride away from here on it.” That’s as near as I can get to a description of my approach to writing and art without boring you half to death.

I could—and probably will—tell you what a joy it is to ride that critter, how grateful I am to Linda for letting me ride him, and now to you for the kindness of taking a look at my work and play.

Come for Hollywood, stay for the quest.

Rick Lenz

9 thoughts on “Rideaway With Me”

  1. I enjoyed your website and I sent you blog to about 20 people connected to the reunion of the class of 1955. The reunion is at the Cascades Clubhouse on August 21, with dinner at The Jackson, Country Club on August 22, 2015. If you are around, feel free to stop by. Keep up your good work!

    • I’d love to be able to, Larry. I’m going to be here working harder than I expected to be these days. No complaints whatever. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it!

  2. Hi Rick,
    I remember you from high school and being involved in Mr. Fall’s many projects. (Also, your dad was my doctor when I had a bad ear infection at age 10.)
    Larry Leach sent us the link to your website, and Dave & I have enjoyed your postings. We’d like to keep them coming.
    Congratulations on the work you’ve done so far, we look forward to many more enjoyable segments in the future. I like your insights.
    Funny how we finally have a better understanding of life, and what’s important, when we reach our 70’s.
    Keep up the good work.
    Barbara Blivin Braithwaite

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