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Our Take on Turn

May 5, 2014 by James Riley

Parental Warning: a few scenes in Turn may not be appropriate for younger children and teenagers. Almost from the moment of its rumored pre-production, I’ve been asked by friends and fans of Courage what I thought about the new Revolutionary War spy series, “Turn” on AMC. A few folks even appear sheepish about it — […]

A Fiesta Siesta

April 29, 2014 by James Riley

Mortified in light of the recent Dartmouth “Fiesta” fiasco, we offer our apologies for words we may have used without even thinking… First off, an apology. For too long now, I have apparently failed to thank the people of New Hampshire for allowing me to use the term “New Hampshire.” They have also graciously permitted […]

If I Could But Atone..

March 11, 2014 by James Riley

Golf memories with my dad… I really should be a better golfer. My dad — who was so poor as a child he never really knew how to stop working later in life — allowed himself one semi-unrestrained pleasure: golf clubs, a cart (if it was absolutely required), and a round of golf, perhaps, on […]

The Charming Puzzle

January 20, 2014 by James Riley

Piecing it Together We inadvertently stumbled onto a pretty big industry party the other night.  Mary and I were off to see a friend’s concert and we booked a room at Pasadena’s historic Langham Hotel, and, frankly, we fell into a crowd that was a tad intimidating.  There we were in our three year old […]

Courage Season II Update

November 26, 2013 by James Riley

If you’ve been following our posts on Facebook, you know that last week, we called in cast and crew to shoot some second season footage and that we’ve been issuing invitations for crowd funding. Our hard-working director of photography, Drew Ganyer, used three cameras for this last shoot, all hand held, and it made for […]

Courage 2nd Season Shoot, November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013 by James Riley

Sam Adams, My Cous…

October 26, 2013 by James Riley

Some years ago, I worked this up for the Riley’s Farm website, and my cousin Lani reminded me of the details tonight… Samuel Adams, My Third Cousin 8 Times Removed..Or.. “Samuel Adams Great Grandfather, Henry Adams, was my 10th Great Grandfather.” Henry Adams& Edith Squire Ursula Adams Joseph Adams | | Stephen Streeter John Adams […]

Building Courage, New Hampshire

October 19, 2013 by James Riley

The Performance Art Angle Our fundraising campaign for season II is now in full swing and you can make your tax-deductible donation here. Do it right now before you forget! Several years ago the producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart called and asked if I would appear on the program. This was shortly […]

The Second Season

August 31, 2013 by James Riley

August to December, 1771 “Courage, New Hampshire” is fiction, of course, but we try to base many of the episodic plot points around actual news that took place in New Hampshire and the surrounding New England colonies.   Here’s just a glimpse of things taking place in the latter half of 1771, large and small. […]

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