Carole Blueweiss

A Short Film Tells a Tall Story

I went to watch a short documentary at the JCC in New York’s Upper West side last week. The movie was called Below Surface. This short film showed it’s viewers the importance of social and active engagement, not only for older people, but for all people who grow older, which if all goes well we all will […]

Is resistance a type of feeling?

Is resistance a type of feeling? I find myself reflecting on my journey, particularly in my current endeavor — creating my first short documentary. This project has laid bare my deepest fears and hesitations. It’s a daunting task, demanding not just technical skills but also an unbridled imagination and trust in the process. A wise […]

The Day I Did The Opposite Of Everything I Know To Be Healthy

I decided to break all the rules today. You know, the stuff they say about wellness, self-care, and productivity. I threw it all out the window. I’m talking about not listening to my own advice. I ignored my inner nutritionist, my inner fitness expert, and my inner mama bear who was saying “Go ahead honey, […]

Daring To Jump

When I see a young child with inflatable rings around their upper arms, giggling with excitement as they prepare to jump into a swimming pool with their caretaker ready to catch them with open arms, I am reminded of the thrill I feel when I finally launch. In my case, I’m not physically propelling anywhere, […]

Retired FBI Agent speaks out about yesterday’s and today’s drugs

How to protect your kids and your family? Who’s to blame? These answers can be found in the latest podcast episode of Wisdom Shared. If you read my article in Medium about the making of this podcast episode, then you know a little about this episode. On Sunday, the episode was published in all podcast forums. I encourage all […]

A Full-Circle Glimpse Into the Making of a Podcast About the Opioid Epidemic

I love podcasting because I meet people on the frontlines and learn firsthand what they experience. The following two episodes of Wisdom Shared will focus on the perspective of Aaron Weeter, a retired FBI agent who spent 25 years specializing in drug-related crimes. There was so much to unpack that I interviewed him twice. The first episode, Unmasking […]

Starting At “The Beginning”

I am ready to begin articulating why I want to make a film and why this story needs to be told. Seven years ago in 2016, my son and I began creating a montage to commemorate my mother’s 80th birthday. Not only did I want to understand her story, but I also wanted my twelve-year-old […]

Into The Heights, 51 years later:

In search for “Tic Toc” Oma’s apartment (To learn about the origin of the “Tic Toc,” please read From Ellwangen/Oedheim to Washington Heights) Prelude-I continue my processing of the making of a film based on the book, Something Remains by Inge Barth- Grozinger. I wanted my son to understand life in a small German town where […]

How Writing An Email Led to Getting Banned From Flying

You might be wondering how someone who travels frequently and helps people for a living, could act in a way that would cause a pilot flying an aircraft to return to the gate after having taxied. I am wondering the same thing. One gem I picked up from the writing course I recently finished, was […]

From Ellwangen/Oedheim to Washington Heights

Yorkville, New York was once filled with German restaurants and bars in the 1980s. I was raised on 86th Street not far from The Famous Papaya King which once served great hot dogs and the Heidelberg, a bar that did not card teenagers. On Sundays, we would visit my great-grandmother in Washington Heights. She was […]