About Joey…

Joey is Joseph Campbell, an American professor, writer, and orator best known for his innovative work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion. “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” (1949) is one of his best-known books. It discusses the monomyth cycle of the hero’s journey, a pattern found… more »

About Frankie…

Frankie is Frank Capra, an Academy Award-winning director whose movies were suffused with affectionate portrayals of the common man and the strengths and foibles of American democracy. He was the first to win three directorial Oscars — for “It Happened One Night” (1934), “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (1936) and… more »

About Frannie…

  Frannie is Frances Marion, an American motion picture screenwriter whose 25-year career spanned the silent and sound eras.  She is credited with writing 325 scripts of every genre and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1930 for the film “The Big House” (first woman to win). … more »

About Doc…

Doc is Ed Ricketts, a pioneering marine biologist and philosopher who influenced Joseph Campbell and John Steinbeck. Steinbeck used him as the model for some of his most memorable characters (such as Doc in “Cannery Row“) Also, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)” was a collaboration with Steinbeck…. more »

About St.X…

St.X is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French aviator and the author of the children’s fable “The Little Prince (1943)”. He also wrote novels: “Southern Mail” (1929), “Night Flight” (1931) and “Wind, Sand and Stars” (1939). A veteran of France’s air service (1921-23), he spent most of his working life in… more »

About Tommie…

Tommie is Thomas Edison, the most prolific inventor in American history –having developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world: the first commercial light bulb, a universal stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, electrical power, recorded music, motion pictures, and more. He amassed a record 1,093 patents covering… more »

The Story Behind the Jedemi Name…

The name Jedemi is a mash-up of Jedi and Gemini. The backstory is interesting. One day I flipped on the television and saw Deepak Chopra giving a lecture about the Mind, Body & Soul that seemed to me was alluding to “The Force” as conveyed in the Star Wars series…. more »

The Enchanted Jukebox: Some History

I’ve been asked for specifics about the Enchanted Jukebox that is the focus of the first episode of Jedemi Chronicles (Title: “Ring Dem Bells” – Tale of the Enchanted Jukebox”). Viv is drawn to its colors. Even unplugged it seemed pulsing with life. After doing some legwork, it appears that… more »