Denzel Washington and my Abercrombie & Fitch Kid


Originally published Friday, February 4, 2000

Considering my reasons for going to the trouble of publishing this site, let me tell you the lastest and I hope, final irony in working toward My Life Goal.

Atlanta Cast, 1999, Titans

My 18 year old son (the Abercrombie and Fitch kid in my life) strolled in one day with a new t-shirt that said: “Remember the Titans, A Jerry Bruckheimer Production, Atlanta Cast 1999, Titans”

When I asked (shrieked) where did that shirt come from?, his answer was, Uh, they gave ’em to us for, like, being in this movie they were shooting at school. I got you one.”

Uh, child, do you recall, my, like, goal to be published? To have, like, somebody read my stuff?

“Uh, No.”

Did you see – uh, producers, writers, actors – did you see anybody like that?

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

“Well, Mom, the only person I saw that I knew was DENZEL WASHINGTON, and I, uh, really didn’t think of running up and going, uh, you need to talk to my mom… she’s a writer.”

Did you think about calling me so I could come over there?

“Yeah, Mom, I did. I thought, Boy, the last thing I want in my life right now is for my Mom to be running around this football field asking everyone she doesn’t know if they’re important enough to read her screenplay. . .”


If you’re read Harvey Mackay’s networking book, Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty you’ll know that his theory is – everyone you want to know is only six people away – you know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone until the someone you want to know is in the list . . .

My son, Abercrombie and Fitch kid, . . . Denzel Washington !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    And, EVERYBODY who filmed “Remember the Titans” . . .

Ah, life goes on and on and on.

My kid is in a movie with Denzel Washington, and,

wait for it,


I got the T-Shirt.