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"NOTE FROM RICK"
RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON
November 3-4, 2018

Richard and Michael Des Barres reunite at the Rhode Island Comic Con

Richard visited New England for the Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence, Rhode Island. Also attending the convention was Michael Des Barres, who had the recurring role as MacGyver's arch nemesis, Murdoc. For the first time since the series ended almost 30 years ago, MacGyver and Murdoc were reunited, and they shared a Question & Answer panel in addition to greeting fans, posing for photos, and signing autographs.

Richard had traveled to New England a few days early, arriving in Boston on Halloween to spend a few days with his daughter Wylie. The next evening, he sent a brief text.

November 1, 2018

Spent half the day with Wylie, got briefed on all things Wylie-@-college~

Quite the eye opener ~ sobering.

God, I love my kid.

She is so cool!

(room service whistlemusiccloud ) ra

As he made his way back home on Tuesday, Richard began sharing some of his photos, including new selfies and experimental works of art.

Click here to see Richard's and Michael's photos from Rhode Island Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
October 15, 2018

Richard's selfie with Andy Richard's selfie with Andy

This afternoon, Richard and Andy shared some more of their selfies with fans, but they didn't share their secrets.

October 15, 2018

"We Dogs Share Our Secrets, So We Have None..." ra18

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"NOTE FROM RICK"
LYON
October 1, 2018

Richard's selfie with freshly washed hair Richard's picture of the Flower Tree sculpture in Lyon

After he returned home from France, Richard shared several more of his photos from his visit to Lyon, including another view of the Flower Tree sculpture (right). More of his photos have been added to the page for the Lyon Game Show.

Richard also included another selfie (left) with a brief caption, and some completely objective praise from a proud father.

October 1, 2018

Freshly scrubbed, hung to dry, wind blown with head out the car window, and voilà: 'Dead Dandelion.'

PS. Wylie has done it again. She was terrific in the production of "Love and Information." (Objectively speaking, of course.)

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

LYON GAME SHOW
September 22, 2018

RDA at the Lyon Game Show

Richard had returned to France to attend the Lyon Game Show. After taking a few days to enjoy the sights of the city, he met with fans at the convention.

During the weekend, he participated in a brief interview for French TV in which he spoke of MacGyver's enduring popularity, he greeted fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in a Question & Answer panel that included Ross Mullan of Game of Thrones.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Lyon Game Show.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LYON
September 21, 2018

Richard's selfie from the Flower Tree sculpture and fountains in Lyon Richard's picture of his breakfast in Lyon

Richard has had some time to enjoy exploring France before the Lyon Game Show begins this weekend, and he shared two more photos from his travels.

The first picture, (left), was taken at the fountains and Flower Tree sculpture at Place Antonin Poncet in Lyon. He added the caption:

I have never lost the impulse to saunter on in to water fountains. This one was just as tempting as my first... Lyon, France '18

The second picture, (right), was taken the following morning, with a view of the city from another perspective. His caption:

My breakfast this morning~ I've grown civilized.

Toward the end of the day, he returned with another brief message.

I think I walked 8 miles today, covering hundreds of side streets, and alleyways, and little shops, and videotaping stuff I was. Pix to share, but likely tomorrow as I crumble unconscious into hhs s dncsssss...

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FRANCE
September 18, 2018

French flag

Richard is traveling to France to attend the Lyon Game Show this weekend. While waiting for his connecting flight, he indulged in an imaginative flight of fancy, perhaps fueled by multiple double espressos.

September 18, 2018

Well, what's gnu?

I'm actually in France right now (2:13PM my time).

Enjoying lounge life in Air France French flag world, avec General Chuck de Gaulle. He has chosen a rather heavy, almost syrupy port upon which he will sip for our brief encounter.

I, on the other hand, have ruined yet another travel t-shirt by loudly & quickly downing my third double espresso of the morning, (which is actually a continuation of my day and night of yesterday), and subsequently soaking the soft blueness out of my T-shirt shirt, rendering it almost 'navy' for our chat (which, I think, is 'dog' or 'cat' in French... I could be wrong).

Here he comes. He's been dans la toilette for nearly 3/4 of an heure, which got me suspicious of the old frog: What COULD he have been doing for that long in the loo?

Guy's gotta wonder.

Just taxiing for take off to Lyon now.

Taking oooofff...

Ciao~

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

MACGYVER ON BLU-RAY
September 10, 2018

MacGyver

In June, CBS Studios International announced that the original MacGyver series was being remastered from standard definition to high definition.

Following on this news, CBS Home Entertainment has announced that the first season of MacGyver will soon be available for purchase on Blu-ray. Although there is no word if the new DVD will include any extras, it will be made available with subtitles in English, French, and German.

Season one of MacGyver on Blu-ray will be released on October 30, 2018, and it is already available for preorder on Amazon.com.

Preorder MacGyver on Blu-ray from Amazon.com here.

Click here to read the earlier press release from CBS and to see a side-by-side video comparison of the standard and high definition versions of the episodes.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
TORONTO
September 2, 2018

Canada

Richard attended Fan Expo Canada this weekend, and he shared his pleasure at returning to Canada and greeting fans at the convention.

September 2, 2018

Toronto is proving to be a near therapeutic experience. In part because I'm in Canada, and this is a country that has brought me decades of grand adventure, wonderful relationships, creative opportunities, great skiing, clean air, and the most decent human beings on THIS planet.

This visit I've but seen the inside of a vast and busy convention center, and a couple of neighborhoods in the heart of downtown Toronto, but it is all filled with the loveliness of Canadians.

Off to photo land~

For now, thank you CANADA...

You rock!

Rick

FAN EXPO CANADA
September 1-2, 2018

RDA in Toronto

Richard returned to Toronto, Canada to attend Fan Expo Canada.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and to participate in a Question & Answer panel.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to Fan Expo Canada.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
August 23, 2018

Richard's picture of Andy

Returning home from a road trip with Andy, Richard sent a voice text, along with an earlier picture of his dog, as they were driving together along the California coast.

August 23, 2018

I'm actually driving right now just south of Santa Barbara after a day of exploring the land, hills, and mountains up and behind Ojai. Andy's face is out the window catching a stiff breeze, ears straight back, eyelids blown to slits. She met a llama today, but showed little interest in getting to know her, him, it. She stinks like a swamp dog having chased seagulls into the surf and accidentally discovering seaweed, kelp, sand... God she stinks.

I have not been enjoying the heat at all. I am definitely a winter human.

Getting off the freeway back on to PCH for the final approach to the homestead...

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE'S BIRTHDAY
August 2, 2018

Richard's picture of Wylie's birthday cake

It's hard to believe that Richard's daughter Wylie was born 20 years ago today. In the midst of celebrating his daughter's birthday, Richard paused to send a photo and a brief message.

August 2, 2018

I had a slice of cake for you. Then, after taking this picture, had one for myself.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FOURTH OF JULY
July 4, 2018

Fireworks

Richard sent a greeting on the Fourth of July as the United States celebrated Independence Day. Unfortunately, however, his dog Andy was not a fan of the fireworks.

July 4, 2018

As I have done for the last 8-10 years, I saw not one fireworks display, but heard plenty... as did my close friend, Andy, who has reacted very poorly to the crackles and pops and booms that accompany the 4th.

She pants, drools, shakes with an elevated heartbeat, and tries to 'escape' the horror by burrowing under the bed.

All I can do is hold her, and put an easy pressure on her to calm her down.

Rick

MACGYVER REMASTERED
June 15, 2018

Fireworks

CBS, which now owns the rights to the MacGyver series, has decided to remaster the original series from standard definition to high definition.

According to a press release on the CBS Studios International website, the first three seasons have already been remastered, and all seven seasons are scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.

As yet there is no word if these HD episodes will be available for broadcast, for streaming, or for purchase.

Click here for the complete press release as well as a side-by-side video comparison of the two versions of the episodes.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
STANLEY CUP
June 7, 2018

Richard's selfie at the Stanley Cup finals Richard's selfie at the Stanley Cup finals

Richard sent a text from the middle of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Donning a Vegas cap, he was in the crowd in Las Vegas to cheer on the Las Vegas Golden Knights as they played against the Washington Capitals for Lord Stanley's Cup. This time, however, it was Washington who pulled off the win, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 and earning their first ever Stanley Cup.

June 7, 2018

I am currently at game five of the Stanley Cup finals in Las Vegas.

I am now being escorted to the other end of the arena to the airbrakes siren at the start of the third.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
June 3, 2018

Richard's selfie

Late at night, Richard sent a quick email to say hello, and good night, and to share another uncaptioned selfie.

June 3, 2018

Hi,

I'm sitting here in bed, and Andy has crawled over the clean white sheets to insist I stop for the night and give her the ritual cuddle and scratch.

Good night.

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"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
May 13, 2018

Richard's photo of Wylie

Wylie returned home after completing her second year of college.

As Richard went to pick her up at the airport, he shared a stolen moment.

May 13, 2018

Stolen pic of this exquisite kid of mine. On a night I picked her up at the airport. I stole this picture.

On May 11th, before leaving Emerson College for the summer, Wylie had attended the 37th Annual EVVY Awards, a student-run awards program recognizing the outstanding work of Emerson students in the performing arts. For her work that year, Wylie was recognized with an award for Outstanding Lead Female Actor for the Stage for her performance in "Surprise Party."

Following his earlier note, Richard added a mention of his daughter's remarkable achievement.

May 15, 2018

The EVVY is a phenomenal accomplishment, and I couldn't be prouder!

Richard's photo of Wylie winning the EVVY Award Richard's photo of Wylie with Andy

Richard promised that he would be sharing more pictures, and two more arrived on Friday. The first, a picture of Andy, arrived without a caption, but to the second, a picture of Wylie with her EVVY award, he added a note.

May 18, 2018

My caption to the picture is "Who? What? Who?" SO tells the story.

The video of Wylie's EVVY Award is available in the Video Gallery.

DALLAS FAN EXPO
April 7-8, 2018

Richard at the Dallas Fan Expo

Richard returned to Dallas, Texas to attend the Dallas Fan Expo.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and to participate in a Question & Answer panel.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Dallas Fan Expo.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CALIFORNIA
March 30, 2018

Richard's selfie along the Pacific coast

Richard took a moment to share some of California's scenic coastline as seen on his motorcycle trips.

March 30, 2018

Hi! Having trouble sending pix from this phone ~~~ may be replacing soon.

Every time I head north along the coast to reconnect with my favorite things on Earth, I try to stop at this curve in the road to look at where I've just come from.

Around the point in the background, about 30 miles back, is San Simeon. There is a lot of this view ahead of me, but higher, rockier, windier, and heavily forested on my right as I go north. I'll stop in Big Sur for an ice cream and some reflection.

Decades ago, I would travel this same route with no final destinations in mind, just some curious ambling along this iconic and spectacular stretch of highway along the Pacific Coast.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FORMULA 1
March 24, 2018

Formula 1 Racing

Early this morning Richard texted to share his enthusiasm for the beginning of the Formula 1 racing season.

March 24, 2018

I am today brought life & light & awe.

My dear, therapeutic FORMULA 1 has begun, again!

Formula 1 racing car emojiPuff of smoke emoji Huzzah!!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
March 17, 2018

Richard's selfie for St. Patrick's Day

In a series of texts today, Richard shared another selfie and an Irish greeting in keeping with the holiday.

Although his selfie was decidedly lacking in green, he concluded his message by inserting nearly every green emoji in his phone.

March 17, 2018

Why do I lean toward wearing orange on Saint Patty's Day instead of green?

It's an absolutely gorgeous day where I lay ~ though currently I am trying to straighten out my visuals ~

I'm keeping the pups close at hand and we nap now for an hour or two.

tree leaves shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock leaves leaves shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock apple frog lizard tree heart heart heart leaves heart heart heart heart heart apple apple leaves heart heart heart frog leaves lizard lizard shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock heart heart heart heart heart heart heart heart heart heart heart apple apple leaves heart heart heart heart Zzzzzzzzzzz heart

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FEDCON
March 16, 2018

Richard's picture of an Easter Bunny

Richard had been scheduled to appear at FedCon in Bonn, Germany on May 18th, however on March 7th that appearance was abruptly canceled.

At that time Richard explained that he had only just learned of the cancellation himself and hadn't yet had the opportunity to learn what had prompted the decision. Then he added, "I am crushed about any fans who have already purchased ANYTHING, made reservations, bought airline tickets, took time off, or in any way made plans to come to FedCon to see RDA. It sucks, and my heart breaks thinking of them...."

A week later, Richard followed up with a note saying that he still has not been able to determine from either party what had happened to cause the cancellation or why alternative arrangements could not be made, but he hopes to know more soon.

Then in keeping with the spirit of the season, though perhaps a bit early for the holiday, he shared a picture of a bunny and added a simple note:

~Happy Easter~ bunny

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PARIS
February 5, 2018

Richard's picture of an Egyptian artifact in the Louvre Richard's picture taken from the plane in Paris

The morning after the Paris Manga convention, Richard sent a series of texts and photos from Charles de Gaulle airport as he awaited his flight home.

The first picture (left) was of a familiar Egyptian artifact taken during his visit to the Louvre while touring Paris on Saturday, and the second (right) was a last view of Paris from the plane window, showing the "ice" and weather conditions that had delayed his flight by five hours.

February 5, 2018

I began this travel day at 5:40AM today by finishing up packing and heading to Charles de Gaulle, anticipating a 10:20AM departure. It's now 1:30PM and I'm in the Air France lounge @ Charles de Gaulle, finishing #3 quad americano.

I wrote you a brief snippet of life that DISAPPEARED from my screen when I tried to place the cursor right next to the 'send arrow', apparently. I say 'apparently' because this has happened several times in my career with the texting world.

Basically had a great time at the Paris convention, just way too many people to connect with in one day. It's been cold, which I love, and I spent the day at the Louvre hobnobbing with antiquity and historically famous paintings and sculptures, pottery, gold, silver, and pewter chalices, jewelry, and lots of tourists from many old countries.

We're actually moving!!! Five hour delay - 100 meters away from a de-icing port just off the runway. We used to get severely iced wings in Minnesota and we would go thru this massive cloud of solution being pressure sprayed onto virtually all parts of the plane - sound was deafening, completely smoked in. Don't expect that scene today but we're almost there and I'm getting scowled at, so off goes the phone.

Gotta go. Byyyyeee.

PARIS MANGA
February 4, 2018

Richard at the Paris Manga

Richard traveled to France for the weekend to attend the Paris Manga convention at Porte de Versailles in the capital city.

He attended the convention on Sunday only, and once again hundreds of fans lined up as he signed autographs, posed for pictures, and participated in a Question & Answer panel.

Click here view pictures from the Paris Manga event.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SUNRISE
January 31, 2018

Richard's picture of a sunrise Richard's picture of a sunrise

Richard shared his appreciation for nature this morning as he witnessed and captured a sunrise from his backyard (left).

January 31, 2018

This morning it was the song of celestial war that caressed the inner workings of at least two senses: sound AND sight.

It seemed as if my eyes were closed for seconds; apparently those seconds had been minutes~~~

This is what I witnessed ~

Rick

Later, he added a second picture (right) with the simple message, "...later that same day..."

~ 2017 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ART
December 27, 2017

Richard's picture of roses

Richard has been doing some more experimenting with photography and art, and he shared his latest creation.

December 27, 2017

More attempts at art... stuff. Ha!

The joy is not always found in the end product, but rather, in the process getting to it.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2017

Picture of a deer Richard's picture of Andy

With a busy Christmas Eve family gathering ahead of him, Richard was preparing for an afternoon nap when he took a moment to send a Christmas greeting.

His message was accompanied by a picture of a deer (left), which came without explanation. (Perhaps Santa was missing one?)

December 24, 2017

I would love to say something profound and Christmas-y and direct it straight into the hearts of every fan of life and things and stuff and feelings and empathy and tolerance and dogs and love and more stuff...

But... My head is headed toward a down pillow for what will be a nap before Christmas Eve sparks into action with the convergence of a wonderfully weird combo plate of related humans.

So I will confess that I won't be awake much longer to express all that needs to be expressed to the fans of all there is!

I truly do appreciate that they still care! Lovely people, them!!

Merry Christmas!!! Christmas tree

Rick

Before his head hit the pillow, he followed up with a picture of Andy (right) and another message:

I taught Andy this sleeping position ~ Proud Daddy!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CALIFORNIA FIRES
December 8, 2017

Fire

Wildfires have been devastating several areas of southern California.

Although these fires are not currently threatening Richard's home, he wrote to share an update about the nature of the fires, and about his Christmas preparations in spite of them.

December 8, 2017

Fires are still raging, leaving quite the impression of helplessness throughout the two counties primarily affected.

Smoke affects everybody! There's a lot of it, I must say. Personally, nasal & sinus cloggage is considerable. It's like the entire population is suffering horrific allergies. (I am.) Everything is thick and suffocating.

I'm not ostensibly threatened where I live, but we all keep a lookout for anything resembling floating embers, etc. We are experiencing the west coast's version of hurricanes... I guess.

We've gotten up what decorations are going up; modest, but cheery. I'm a big fan of the aromas associated with the winter holidays, so my house REEKS of pine and spices, pumpkin, nutmeg, tea, coffee, wet dogs... smoke.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
VETERANS DAY
November 11, 2017

Veterans' Day

On Veterans Day, Richard shared an image and a note of thanks to those who have served in the defense of their country, and he remembered members of his own family who have served.

November 11, 2017

World War I: Corporal John I. Anderson ~ Army Infantryman

World War II: Captain Stuart J. Anderson ~ Army Air Corps Pilot

Korean War: Colonel John F. Anderson ~ Air Force Pilot

I think of them often. Today I saluted them:

Anderson men who served.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RETURN TO THE GATE
November 4-5, 2017

Richard at Return to the Gate

Richard returned to Australia to attend the Return to the Gate event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Stargate SG-1. The convention, held over two days in two cities, took place in Sydney on November 4th and in Melbourne on November 5th.

Richard reunited with Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Corin Nemec, and Gary Jones for the event, where he greeted fans, signed autographs, posed for pictures, and participated in Question & Answer panels and auctions.

To help share the events of the weekend, Richard sent a series of selfies, photos, captions, and notes.

Click here to view Richard's photos and notes from Australia.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
AMANDA
November 3, 2017

Richard's selfie with Amanda Tapping

From Australia, where he had flown this week to attend the "Return to the Gate" conventions in Sydney and Melbourne, Richard shared a second and somewhat stylized picture with another special lady.

Upon arriving in Sydney, Richard was reunited with Amanda Tapping, and the two spent the day catching up with each other and touring the city before the conventions began.

November 3, 2017

We haven't lost a thing! Still got it!!

Feels good to laugh in conversation with a pier [sic] peer.

Plus: SO hot!!

Great to be back in Australia!

Rick

(Please note: the "pier [sic] peer" is Richard's wording and not edited.)

Amanda also shared some of her photos with Richard.

Click here to see Amanda's photos as well as other pictures from Richard's trip to Australia.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
November 3, 2017

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

From Australia, where he has traveled for another convention, Richard shared two photos of special ladies.

The first was another father-daughter moment with Wylie, taken during their earlier visit to Washington, DC, and captioned:

MY girl~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
October 16, 2017

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

With his daughter Wylie on his mind, Richard shared an earlier photo of a father-daughter moment, which he captioned:

My Reason For Breathing, The Source of My Joy

USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 1, 2017

Richard at Quench the Fire

On October 1st, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 11th annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

As he has done each year since the run began, Richard signaled the start of the race, and this year he even began the walk route, then took a left turn and ended up exploring the park on his own, communing with nature and a red tailed hawk that had landed near him. Afterward, he mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and stayed even after the event was packing up in order to sign autographs for everyone who wanted one.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.

SALT LAKE COMIC CON
September 22-23, 2017

Richard at Salt Lake Comic Con

Richard visited Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

He has enjoyed reuniting with co-star Christopher Judge, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and participating in a Question & Answer panel held on Saturday, and he especially enjoyed visiting puppies, courtesy of the Humane Society of Utah.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to the Salt Lake Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HARVEY
August 28, 2017

Richard's picture of Andy

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas and Louisiana, Richard shared his thoughts and support for the residents and first responders along the Gulf coast.

He (and Andy) shared another photo with a simple caption: "Empathy re: Harvey."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
August 18, 2017

Richard's selfie

Richard shared another of his characteristic captioned selfies today.

August 18, 2017

Rick Gets an Idea...

......."Now," he wondered, "what to do with it..."

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY
August 9, 2017

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

In July, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society launched Operation Virus Hunter II, a campaign to protect native Pacific salmon from open-net salmon farms.

Richard forwarded a recent press release and asked that it be posted and shared to raise awareness about the threat posed by salmon farms:

SEA SHEPHERD RESEARCH VESSEL RETURNS TO CANADA TO INVESTIGATE FARMED SALMON INDUSTRY

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is reteaming with renowned Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton on Operation Virus Hunter II, the non-profit organization's wild salmon defense campaign.

The campaign launched on July 27th with a press conference at Vancouver's False Creek Harbor on board Sea Shepherd's R/V Martin Sheen. Morton, environmental activist and broadcaster David Suzuki, and Traditional First Nation leaders Willie Moon and Farron Alexander Soukochoff of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation tribe were among the speakers at the press conference. Actor/activist Martin Sheen, the ship's namesake, was also in attendance.

Pacific Northwest salmon are threatened by open-net salmon farms that share the same migratory route. These farms are breeding grounds for disease and parasites which spread to the surrounding waters and put wild salmon in danger.

As with last year's inaugural Operation Virus Hunter campaign, Morton is once again traveling aboard the Sheen over the course of several weeks, stopping at various salmon farms to conduct audits for disease and other factors.

"I have worked to protect wild salmon from the catastrophic impact of salmon farms for 31 years," said Morton. "I am enormously grateful to Sea Shepherd, because they dare to take a close look at exactly what is happening in these industrial facilities."

"The farming of this exotic alien species (Atlantic salmon) is a lethal assault on wild salmon populations, an insensitive assault on the First Nations, and a shocking assault upon the marine ecology of British Columbia's marine ecosystems," added Sea Shepherd founder and C.E.O. Captain Paul Watson. "The government's duty should be to protect the rights of the First Nations, to defend the wild salmon and not to cater to a foreign controlled destructive salmon farming industry."

To learn more about Operation Virus Hunter and what you can do to help, click here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
DOG
August 2, 2017

Richard's picture of a dog he met while traveling

Richard sent another message today.

He didn't happen to mention plans for celebrating Wylie's birthday, but he did offer a bit of reminiscing by sharing a picture of a dog he met during his recent motorcycle trip to Montana.

August 2, 2017

A new friend met in Montana.

We enjoyed immediate recognition, as though we were from the same litter.

She came at me, wiggling ~~ tip o' her tail, to tip of her nose.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LONDON FILM & COMIC CON
July 28-30, 2017

Richard at the London Film & Comic Con

Richard traveled to England to attend the London Film & Comic Con this weekend.

He enjoyed greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and participating in a Question & Answer panel, but he sent a note from the convention admitting that he wouldn't have much of an opportunity to explore the city while he is there.

He did describe a few other summer travel experiences, and he added another selfie with the note, "Details to follow (the hat)."

July 29, 2017

Recently off the river in Montana, very old friends reconnecting.

Now in London. I really didn't expect to wander much this trip. I would have considered hanging out here for a while if Wylie had been available to come with me, but she has two jobs this summer.

We have four days planned in Catalina soon. We're going to start her on a path to SCUBA certification, which we've both been anticipating for quite a while.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to the London Film & Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ROSES
July 12, 2017

Richard's black and white picture of roses

Richard shared a little greeting and another of his artistic creations, this time a black-and-white photo entitled "Red, Yellow & Off-White Roses."

Then he added a note:

July 12, 2017

If Life was only this simple....

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FATHER'S DAY
June 18, 2017

RDA

Richard wrote to share that his Father's Day celebration would be slightly delayed this year since both he and Wylie are traveling in very different directions, but he is looking forward to the father-daughter reunion.

June 18, 2017

The Father's Day celebration, alas, will be spent on the road, straddling 1200 cubic centimeters of vibrating metal, rubber, and fiberglass.

Likely a predawn departure northward toward Big Sur will launch me into my self-indulging celebration of this grand tradition... normally meant to be shared with one's child or children!

NOTE:

My daughter just called me from Copenhagen!! We spoke excitedly for near a fifth of an hour ~ SO EVERYTHING IS GOOD.

I'll pick them up at LAX on Monday/Tuesday, and we'll ease ourselves back into what is our "normal."

Fairly soon to be continued!

Rickety

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PAUL WATSON
June 12, 2017

After his weekend celebrating the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Richard forwarded one of his photos from the Anniversary Gala and shared his admiration for Sea Shepherd's founder, Captain Paul Watson.

June 12, 2017

40th Anniversary Sea Shepherd Gala

Captain Watson speaks emotionally about the moment he KNEW his mission in life was to help, assist, and save the lives of animals of the sea ~~

A more impassioned human I have never known!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY
June 8-10, 2017

Richard at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society event

This week, Richard helped the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society celebrate two important milestones.

Thursday, June 8th, was World Oceans Day, a global celebration of the oceans of the world. Richard joined Sea Shepherd at a reception in Los Angeles to mark the day with the launch of their documentary "Operation Jeedara." The film documents the work of Sea Shepherd Australia and their ship the Steve Irwin in their mission to stop BP from drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight and to prevent the possibility of another environmental disaster such as the Deep-Water Horizon tragedy in 2010.

On Saturday, June 10th, Richard again joined Sea Shepherd in Beverly Hills for their 40th Anniversary Gala for the Oceans. The formal event celebrated the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over the past 40 years and raised funds to help save dolphins, turtles, whales, sharks, and critically endangered marine species.

Click here for more information about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Donations can also be made directly through the charity page on this website here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ORLANDO
May 26, 2017

Richard's selfie at Orlando MegaCon

Richard traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend MegaCon, his first convention of the year. From the convention, he texted a greeting to the fans and posed for another captioned selfie.

May 26, 2017

Dorky Dad the Cheerleader!

(A good and humid time in Orlando ~ Excellent Humans Here!)

ORLANDO MEGACON
May 26-27, 2017

Richard traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend MegaCon, his first convention of the year.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

He also participated in some pre-convention publicity and interviews.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Orlando MegaCon.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
May 22, 2017

Richard's selfie with Andy

Richard returned with a message, "I thought of you today!" followed by another selfie:

May 22, 2017

"My Two Dogssses"

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 21, 2017

Richard's selfie with Andy Richard's artistic rendering of Andy

In the middle of the night, Richard and Andy appeared with another selfie to share, followed later by another artistic rendering.

April 21, 2017

The Anderson Dogs ~ At Night ~ rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 16, 2017

Richard's windblown selfie

As Easter came to a close, Richard shared a windblown selfie with a simple caption.

April 16, 2017

The Ultimate Hat Hair ~~ Weathering the Storm.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
April 11, 2017

Richard's picture of Wylie

Now in Boston to support Wylie in her opening night performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher," Richard proudly shared a photo of his daughter.

April 11, 2017

Wylie, heading toward her dad for an Opening Night HUG ~ and then she was gone~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BOSTON
April 10, 2017

Richard shared a picture of Liberty, a Briard from Williamsburg

The mascot of Colonial Williamsburg is a 2-year-old Briard named Liberty. A picture of Liberty and his colonial minder was sent to Richard because of his great affinity for dogs.

Richard cropped Liberty from the photo and sent it back with the caption "Puppy Beautiful."

Then he added another update:

April 10, 2017

Just landed in Boston ~ huzzah!

Ostensibly for Wylie in "Peter & the Starcatcher," wherein she embodies the personage of Molly.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 5, 2017

Richard's artistic selfie

Still experimenting with creativity, Richard sent one more artistic and uncaptioned selfie today.

Perhaps the fans have their own suggestions for a caption?

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 1, 2017

Richard's selfie with Andy Richard's selfie picture of his sneakers

Following his promise to send more "pieces," Richard shared more of his uncaptioned photographic art today.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANNIVERSARY
March 30, 2017

Richard's self portrait doodle Richard's selfie

Exactly 20 years ago, on March 30, 1997, the Richard Dean Anderson Website was first launched.

Reminded of the anniversary, Richard expressed his wish to contribute to the day. First he sent a bit of art, a doodle-over-a-self-portrait entitled "1997." Then he sent a second selfie entitled "2017," followed by a promise to send more of his creative art pieces soon.

March 30, 2017

I would like to contribute to the anniversary ~ is it too late to make the issue?

Have you set a deadline? Type set, colors poured and mixed, paper stock set and calibrated according to font types, sizes, styles? The presses warmed and rolling, test runs adjusted and sample sections torn from the initial rolls for final scrutiny by all departments, especially advert artwork which, after all, is crucial, as it ultimately pays for the whole production line?

I seem to have gotten drawn into familiar territory here: Tangent Land.

This 1997 doodle is just that... a doodle. No need to highlight it as anything representing my "pieces."

I will, however, filter some your way. SOOOOON!!!!! heart

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
March 21, 2017

Richard's selfie with Andy Richard's artisitc selfie of his lips

Richard was in an artistic mood, exploring the options on his cell phone.

This evening he shared some experimental photos, to the left a selfie with Andy, and to the right an artistic rendition he entitled "Lips & Knows."

March 21, 2017

If I can figure the technology properly, I'll send some pictures from my iphone, most of which are experiments in what can be done with the limited editing tools that apparently come with the camera-phone.

I'll begin the process tonight with some sample selfies altered a tad to resemble some kind of "art"... I guess.

Here we go~~~

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2017

birthday cake

In the wee hours, as his birthday was just beginning, an email was sent to Richard with messages and links and charity donations in honor of his special day. Delighted, he wrote back immediately:

January 23, 2017

OH!!!! YOU are my FIRST...!! well-wisher! birthday cake Your wish, is my command: I am well.

Thank you happy face for your well-placed well wish... well timing, too. rose balloon


Unfortunately, his birthday was marked by torrential rains in Los Angeles, and his day didn't start off in quite the way he might have hoped. Later in the morning, he returned with another message, looking forward to the pleasure all the well-wishes would bring:

I've been assessing flood damage with the Dogs all night, especially alert during a predawn torrent that scared the little one from any consideration of bowel or bladder relief. So I am just now attempting to sleep~ WONDERFUL activity I promised myself for a portion of the day.

But then, this afternoon I will sip loudly from some symbolic chalice (coffee cup), an immense americano coffee drink, and get down to the business of pleasure by strolling through the well-wishes, hand-in-hand with the well-wishers.

So, for now, Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz balloon heart Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz rabbit hole Zzzz

Rick

~ 2016 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS CARD
December 29, 2016

Richard's Christmas card selfie with Wylie

Richard and Wylie have been celebrating the holidays. Today he shared a photo with a simple message:

December 29, 2016

Christmas Card, from

~~Wylie & Rick~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2016

Christmas card

Richard is familiar with the Jacquie Lawson online greeting cards. Asked if he would like to use that format to share a holiday greeting, he took advantage of the opportunity. (Click the image.)

December 24, 2016

The Eleventh Hour Before Christmas

Well, well, well.......

If it isn't Procrastination Pete, the Eleventh Hour Elf, making his feeble attempt to bid Tidings of Goodness to the Faithful Fanage who continue to inquire about him, wonder aloud of his whereabouts, activities and travels!

If it isn't.... then.... who.......m?

Saint Kate is STILL giving me this opportunity! I think I'll take it. It is 7:55 PM PST, making it 10:55 PM EST.... Kate's Time. To be honest, this little Christmas How-de-do (or, Holiday How-de-do ~~ all inclusive) may not make it in time to be appropriately.... timely. Unless we all expand the parameters of celebration to include: better late than REALLY late, this expression of sincere hopes for goodness in life and dreams, will mean less than what is intended.

Everybody, my brilliant and beautiful daughter is on her way over here to begin our festivities on Christmas Eve.

The place looks wonderful, smells of pine (mostly), flickers with dozens and dozens of candles, seasonal music flowing from one end of the house to the other, (heavy doses of Pentatonix Christmas genius), and soon we'll be eating the traditional Anderson Christmas meal: angel-hair pasta with red sauce, dash of pesto. Classic!

Before I head to the stove, let this be known: I am indebted to ALL of you, for your support, your loyalty, patience, and love. I am aware of my failings as the object of your attentions. It embarrasses me that I don't speak out to you much.

The only thing I can offer at this hour, on this night, is my promise to try and correct this errant wandering, focus more of my communication skills, and simply speak up, and speak out!

MERRY HOLIDAYS, TO ALL!

~~Rick

P.S. Extra gravy for Kate!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
TOULOUSE
November 26, 2016

Richard's picture of the Toulouse Christmas Market Take time to smell the flowers

Richard has been enjoying his visit to historic Toulouse, and he wrote briefly to share some of his photos of the city's Christmas decorations (left).

November 26, 2016

Up late to get this short note to you: If you appreciate history, this is a place you may very well enjoy.

There are quite a few familiar faces, and some who have mentioned the site. "The Girls", they are!

Impossible attendance numbers, filling all buildings of a 7 building convention center. And so far... not an ugly moment to witness.

My host claims there will be 60,000 people to attend in two days!! And again, all well behaved and boisterously celebrating the 10th anniversary of this convention, the Toulouse Game Show.

It's all quite wonderful! A little on the exhausting side of things, but very terrific.

Rick


Early the next morning, amid the bustle of another convention day, Richard forwarded a message he had received from a friend, a reminder to enjoy the moments (right).

November 27, 2016

Tell me this sequence doesn't touch SOME part of your gentler self!!

I'm in Toulouse, France, currently a cold, drizzly day, a LONG way from home, and these pix arrived from a good friend in the States.

Good stuff.

Rick

TOULOUSE GAME SHOW
November 26-27, 2016

Richard at the Toulouse Game Show

Richard returned to France to attend the Toulouse Game Show, a convention that was held at the Parc Des Expositions in Toulouse, France.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

In addition, before the convention began, Richard was able to spend some time as a tourist, enjoying the Christmas Market of historic Toulouse.

He also participated in several pre-convention interviews for radio, television, internet, and print.

Click here to see some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Toulouse.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BOSTON
November 18, 2016

Richard's artistic shapes Richard's artistic shapes

From the road, Richard sent a few texts to share an update about his upcoming travels.

Once again, his message came with no explanation for the accompanying graphics.

November 18, 2016

@ LAX, flying to Boston early to see Wylie perform in a new play @ Emerson. (Rare that freshpeople are cast in anything the 1st year.)

Tuesday, flying back to CA on a late flight, arriving early AM. ~~ Mid-afternoon, flying to Paris, connecting to Toulouse for the weekend + (missing TGiving!).

Hit reverse, go home!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON
November 15, 2016

Richard at Gatecon

Richard emailed to share a discovery: An earlier message he had written, and thought he had sent, while on his way to Boston was, in fact, still sitting, unfinished, in his draft email folder.

Nevertheless, he passed along his earlier thoughts about the Gatecon weekend, and he added his sincere thanks to all the fans who have offered their support.

November 15, 2016

Well well well... if it is not little Ricky coming up for air.

The below was written at least a month ago, and then got lost in the quick shuffle to get... somewhere?

I've only just a minute ago happened upon the draft file, confirming I never hit "send." Unfinished, but the moment was created.

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36,000 ft. above the United States of America, heading in an easterly direction for a rendezvous with destiny... no, wait... Wylie!! Rendezvous with Wylie!! I got lost.

Let me reflect for a moment:

I recall having one of the warmest, and most personal public experiences in Vancouver a (fairly recent) while back. HOMECOMING (caused) brought me no end of joy and comfort. Everyone, (I mean it: EVERYONE!), to a woman, child and man, was polite, open, friendly, and patient... PATIENT, my friends. Sometimes the most difficult element to endure at these gatherings, is the waiting. My God do I have empathy for all of you. Personally, I can attest to being the absolute WORST 'waiter' in all of humanity. Truly, I have no idea how you all do it.

My frustration at being the object of affection at the 'table d' signet', is that I am powerless to make things move any faster without sacrificing chunks of the precious few moments I have with each of you. And I LIKE meeting people, very much! But the dilemma exists: do we hustle people through the line so as to eliminate some of the discomfort and awkwardness of so much time spent taxing the joints in your knees, lower back, and shoulders, cramping muscles in every cranny and nook in your bodies, tending to kids who'd rather be cavorting with some other kind of monster, preferably one donning a cooler costume than that of Jack O'Neill's...

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Late now and on the edge of sleeping... Which is what I'm going to try to do now.

(Coyotes are whistling down canyon, Andy's ears are twitching.) Good Night.

Rick

SUPER MEGAFEST BOSTON
October 22-23, 2016

Richard at Super Megafest Boston

Richard traveled to Massachusetts to attend Super Megafest, a convention which was held in the Boston suburb of Marlborough.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

He also welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with his daughter Wylie, who is attending college in Boston and stopped by for a visit.

Click here to see some photos from Richard's visit to Super Megafest Boston.

USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 16, 2016

Richard at Quench the Fire

On October 16th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 10th anniversary of its Annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

As he has done each year since the Run began, Richard signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RECOVERY
October 6, 2016

Eat More Fruit

Richard texted to share the good news that his injuries from his recent fall continue to heal.

His message began with his discovery of a new feature for his phone, probably a reference to the unexplained animated GIF of fruit that accompanied his message. (Click the image)

October 6, 2016

Ostensibly, a new toy in the telephone.

I have full use of both hands and all fingers, now. Huzzah!

Right wrist fades rather quickly, but I can move hither AND thither without the splint or sling.

I'll wrap it to warm the joint and render a modicum of relief, mostly after physical therapy, or a normally restless night.

A second text followed, in which he shared his hope for the safety of those in the path of Hurricane Matthew as it approaches Florida and the US east coast, and he recalled his childhood amazement and respect for the power of Mother Nature.

Exception for death, destruction, agony, loss, illness, et. al..... I am quite fond of laying witness to Nature's extreme behavior!

My dad and I stood in silence on the front porch of our house in Minnesota, one summer, having just witnessed the most devastatingly gorgeous display of lightning and shifting storm clouds. Thunderous echoes following the most startling "claps" and "cracks" of sound imaginable, and dark, smooth, undulating shades of black clouds, that I was convinced were there for the sole purpose of establishing a permanent backdrop for my nightmares, forever.

I loved it... every bit of it!

Be safe...

I will get on the computer tomorrow and spew some thoughts and give you some updates.

Now, G'night~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON
September 8-12, 2016

Richard at Gatecon

Richard appeared as the headline guest at Gatecon: The Homecoming, held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, BC.

Other guests during the convention weekend included Tony Amendola, Carmen Argenziano, Erick Avari, Corin Nemec, Tom McBeath, numerous System Lords and favorite guest stars from the world of Stargate, and representatives from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The weekend, which focused its charity fundraising activities in support of Sea Shepherd, also included several media appearances by Richard as he welcomed the SSCS ship, the R/V Martin Sheen, to Vancouver and discussed its recent mission, "Operation Virus Hunter."

Fans had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with the celebrity guests, including a Meet & Greet reception, a cruise around downtown Vancouver, a 1960s themed banquet, a bus tour to local filming locations, and a charity auction, in addition to Question & Answer panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions. Although Richard's injured elbow prevented him from signing autographs, fans still had an opportunity to meet him during the autograph sessions and to receive an embossed stamp instead of a written signature.

Click here to see some photos and videos from Richard's appearance at Gatecon.
Video from Gatecon is available in the Video Gallery.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON & POPPY
September 1, 2016

Gatecon

Richard had dropped his daughter Wylie off at college earlier this week, and today, from Boston, he kept in touch with a series of messages to update news, answer questions, and offer a public service announcement.

With a reminder that healing has been a slow process, he shared, with regret, that his ability to sign autographs at Gatecon will be affected:

September 1, 2016

I felt it necessary to give fair warning to anybody who will be joining us in Vancouver that things are still a little wonky on my end.

So... hence... I sent a message to Gatecon.

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Well folks, there's no avoiding the issue anymore: as most of you may know by now I recently performed a head plant onto a cement surface, sustaining a concussion, broken rib, sprained left wrist, and an oddly broken right elbow. Right now, and for at least the next 12 weeks, I will be in a splint on my right arm to completely limit any rotation or peripheral movement of the arm. The obvious problem this causes, is that I will be unable to sign any autographs with my right hand.

Paul Brown and myself have been commiserating to try and solve this dilemma. To be perfectly honest with all of you nothing seems to satisfy as a solution.... as yet. This whole situation is distressing, and truly saddens me greatly. Paul and I will continue to work on ideas to satisfy my autograph promises, but for now I won't be able to sign any autographs, which I know is important to so many of my incredibly loyal fans and friends.

I want to assure everyone that I will BE there, in Vancouver. My injuries are proving to be slow to heal, and I am still dealing with a fair amount of discomfort, but nothing is going to keep me away from our Homecoming. I will be there for some gentle hugs, and as many pictures as we can all endure.

I felt it only fair to announce the situation so everybody knows upfront what's happening. Thanks for understanding, and I hope you all still attend. Personally, I'm determined that the Homecoming will be a fun event....after all, 'fun' IS my middle name.

Love to all,

Rick

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Then, in response to fan questions about the puppy who had prompted his fall, he introduced the newest member of his family:

Richard's picture of his dog Poppy Richard's picture of his dog Poppy

"Poppy" is a Havanese. I adopted her from my mom when she died~

Andy has made the social adjustments necessary to bring Poppy into our pack.

All is well.

Finally, he added, "I am literally rolling down the runway from Boston..."

Richard's picture from Washington DC reminding everyone to vote

But before he disappeared, he added a photo from his visit to Washington, DC, and a reminder to everyone:

VOTE!!!!!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAMILTON
August 16, 2016

Hamilton

Shortly after his fall, Richard was still dealing with a great deal of pain, and he had written:

"Slow mend, they say ~~ I can confirm."

But he added:

"PS--The dog is fine. Poppy is her name. PoppySeed, formally."

After two weeks of healing, however, he was able to travel with his daughter after all, and he sent another text.

August 16, 2016

NY ~ Wylie ~ Hamilton ~ tonight ~~ Exquisite!

Maybe DC ~ LA ~ Boston ~ Emerson.

Still broken avec pain. Headache lingering, but less.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 31, 2016

Richard's injuries

Unfortunately, Richard's recent fall has forced him to put his travel plans on hold. Taking the time to stay home for rest and recovery, he sent a text on Sunday evening.

July 31, 2016

I sent Wylie and her mom to travel without me - My blessings with them...

"NOTE FROM RICK"
INJURY
July 29, 2016

Richard's selfie in the hospital after a serious fall

What a difference a day makes.

Barely 12 hours after Richard shared his plans to travel to Italy in a few days, he sent another cryptic message on Thursday evening that said only, "On my way for a CT scan. Details to follow."

Several hours later, after leaving the hospital, he sent a picture and an explanation. He has made no mention whether his travel plans will be impacted, but fans will be wishing him a speedy recovery.

July 29, 2016

I had thrown a puppy toy in the direction of the swimming pool. The puppy ran into the pool and likely would have sunk.

I made a mad dash down four stairs oddly spaced leading to the pool. My mad dash turned into flight, from which I landed headfirst on to the concrete.

Broken elbow, cracked rib, slight concussion, suspected slight fracture in left wrist, etc.

--Rest--

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 28, 2016

RDA

Sharing his excitement about his upcoming plans, Richard returned once more with another news update.

July 28, 2016

OH!!! Apryl and I are taking Wylie to Italy next week!

Celebration of stuff: Graduation, start of college, time with both parents doing something they would have done a lot of had mom and dad stayed together and.......

Any suggestions for things to see? Probably set down in Rome, then we're free. Trains, planes, auto buses, etc.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
July 26, 2016

Richard's selfie with Andy

In a playful mood on Tuesday evening, Richard sent another one of his uncaptioned selfies.

This one is a completely different type of "like-father-like-daughter" pose, with Andy.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 25, 2016

MacGyver

Richard followed up his earlier text with an email in which he explained why he would not be appearing in the new MacGyver reboot.

July 25, 2016

So many people have responded to the attempted "reboot" of the MacGyver franchise, and a lot of people have asked me if I'm going to be in the new show, or am I going to produce it, or, yada.

And all I can say is, I'm not considering being a part of a project that has overlooked the insanely LOYAL FANS of the original character and has proceeded without considering how and why they all became and STAYED loyal fans...

Yes, I was asked, but no, I won't be involved in the MacGyver reboot. I have tried to recognize that there really is a balance to be found here. Hence, my loyalty to my fans.

Anderson, Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 24, 2016

Richard's graphic of a disco dancer

Last October it was announced that CBS Television Studios was preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television.

The production has undergone a number of changes and revisions, and last week at Comic-Con in San Diego, the producers and cast introduced the new series and mentioned that they had "reached out" to Richard Dean Anderson. Since then, there has been much speculation about whether Richard would be involved in the project in some way.

Richard offered his perspective first in a brief text, notable mostly for his completely unexplained use of a "disco" icon as his signature.

July 24, 2016

Wylie is just arriving, so this is a teaser:

Huge overhaul of personnel at the new MacGyver: producers, writers, actors, etc. The promo people for CBS/MacGyver called my agent to see if I would be interested in helping to promote their show.

I'll email you tomorrow-ish... my girl is here!

randerson

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FATHER'S DAY
June 19, 2016

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

Richard had written earlier to say that he would be spending the Father's Day weekend with his daughter Wylie.

As the weekend drew to a close, he sent a photo to share on the website with the simple caption, "Dad."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
June 5, 2016

Richard at the San Jose Sharks game

On Saturday evening, the San Jose Sharks kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in overtime.

Excited by the performance of his "home team," Richard sent another enthusiastic text from San Jose.

June 5, 2016

So!

Back in San Jose CA, chasing Dear Lord Stanley and his big, shiny 'cup.'

A MASSIVE victory, last night, for the home team.

Historic! The FIRST EVER Stanley Cup Finals victory for the Sharks, who have been competing since 1991.

mtc

"NOTE FROM RICK"
THEATER BANQUET
June 3, 2016

Richard and Wylie at the CHS Theater Awards Night Richard and Wylie at the CHS Theater Awards Night

Richard continues to play his favorite role, that of proud father to his daughter, Wylie.

As a graduating senior this month, Wylie attended her high school year-end Theater Banquet with her dad on Wednesday. Afterward, Richard shared two of his father-daughter photos and added the caption:

CHS Theater Awards Night. Good, healthy, pride-filled tears...

SEA SHEPHERD DOCUMENTARY
June 2, 2016

Richard at a Sea Shepherd event in 2009

The trade papers have announced today that Richard Dean Anderson will be one of the executive producers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's crowd-funded documentary feature entitled "Why Just One?"

The first feature-length film from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society documents Operation Jairo, Sea Shepherd's 2015 sea turtle defense campaign in Honduras, Florida, and Costa Rica, and seeks to answer the question of why only one in one thousand sea turles survives to maturity, and if we can save them in time.

In describing his support for the project, Richard has said, "My support for Captain Paul Watson, and the hearty hordes of volunteers who make up the crews venturing out to sea, has exposed me to the kind of ongoing education that continues to enlighten me, both head and heart. It is my hope, as executive producer, that this documentary will shed a bright light on a dire situation, and proceed to enlighten all of us to care about these endangered turtles, as well as all of our earth's marine life."

The film is scheduled for release in July, 2016.

Click here to read the press release from the Hollywood Reporter.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
May 27, 2016

Richard at the San Jose Sharks game Richard's picture with Michael Greenburg at the San Jose Sharks game

Always an avid supporter of hockey, Richard takes special pleasure each year in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On May 25th, he was on hand at the SAP Center in San Jose, California to watch the San Jose Sharks defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 and win the Western Conference championship.

On May 30th, the Sharks will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Richard shared some of his passion for hockey in a text he sent following the Sharks' victory over the Blues.

May 27, 2016

I am again drawn out into the open to continue a personal, fairly irregular, ritual in my time-space continuum...

My dear old friend, Mike Greenburg, has been shooting a documentary about teams on the road to the Stanley Cup. So I met him in San Jose for game six of the Western Conference championship game.

There is much cause for celebration because, THE SHARKS ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR 25 YEAR HISTORY.....!!!!!!!

California is an amazing state for so many things. I love living here!

But who could EVER imagine that BY living here, I would have 3 great professional hockey teams to support! (Add to the list, my allegiance to my home-state MINNESOTA WILD, and life is perfect.)

So, GO SHARKS!!!

AnDeRson

Later, he added a link: https://www.nhl.com/news/stanley-cup-final-10-stories-to-watch/

Item #6 in the article read:

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METALLICA AND MACGYVER MANIA

The "Shark Tank" again could be teeming with celebrity fans who could help the home team rig up a game plan for a seek-and-destroy mission in the Cup Final.

Oh yeah, we're talking about Metallica ("Seek and Destroy") front man James Hetfield and the man who could rig up anything with a string, two pingpong balls and a flashlight, MacGyver himself, actor Richard Dean Anderson.

Each was at Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday and proved to be good luck charms in San Jose's 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues.

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Several weeks later, Richard forwarded a second picture (right) captioned "Mike Greenburg & Richard Dean at San Jose during Stanley Cup finals run."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
May 23, 2016

Andy

Still dealing with some pain issues and the aftermath of some recent dental work, Richard has been taking some quiet downtime at home. Today, his dog Andy sent a message on his behalf:

May 23, 2016

My human man guy is lucky to have you as a friend. (He says you are.) I do what I can and I'm as patient as I can be, but, ROOF!! he has been tired!

I mean, I can lay around in the shade with the best of them, but my guy has been resting a LOT... even though I've TRIED to coax him with treats.

I really have to thank you, though - you seem to be the only human person he writes to, but I'm around him a lot, and I can't remember the last time he sat down to respond to you. (I could be wrong, I don't read as well as I used to.)

I'll get on him, though, don't give up....

He's a good guy -- he's always been my best friend... always!

Andy

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 18, 2016

Flowers

The prognosis for Richard's mother after her recent surgery had been good, however she grew weaker in the days following.

On Monday, Richard shared the very sad news that his mother had quietly passed away.

April 18, 2016

Jocelyn Anderson, my glorious mother, died on April 17, 2016 @ 1:05 PM.

Her sons were with her as she passed away to begin her next, new adventure.

She is remembered by anyone who met her!

Anderson, Rick
Jo's Kid

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 4, 2016

Richard at the FACTS Flanders Expo

Richard had been doing a lot of traveling during the past month, first with a visit to New Zealand and then to Belgium. During this time, he was also keeping in close touch with his family at home while his mother was being seen by her doctors.

He sent a series of updates privately, which he has now asked to be shared, in part.

First, from Auckland, he wrote:

March 7, 2016

I'm heading to the airport in about 15 minutes. However, I will soon have some time to sit and write you a letter with more substance than 'how-de-doo'...!

My mom has been in the hospital this past week. Every time I check in with my brother it has become more serious a situation than previously suggested.

Again, I'll bring you more details when I get to Christchurch. Out the door.

Shortly afterward, he added:

March 8, 2016

No change with mom, but it has become very evident that she is going to need surgery of some kind to fix a blocked artery sometime soon-ish.

I promise to keep you apprised.

Once he returned home from New Zealand, he was able to be with his mother during a preliminary procedure. In the wee hours of the morning, he wrote again:

March 23, 2016

Barely staying awake at the moment.

Starting early (later on) this morning, Mom goes into the hospital for the first procedure.

Will try to sneak a note tomorrow to bring you up to speed.

While he was in the hospital, fans had begun reacting to the news that an actor had been chosen for the new role of MacGyver. To brighten Richard's day, I sent him a reply:

March 23, 2016
BTW, to give you a smile, the announcement was made that Lucas Till will be the new MacGyver in Henry Winkler's project. When the news hit, Twitter exploded with reactions from fans. I now know how to say "No one can replace Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver!" in about a dozen languages. :)

Richard responded later:

March 23, 2016

What a wonderful response from the fans. To express the preference, sight unseen, is ostensibly a gesture of loyalty.

Feel good moment of the day, for me.

Mom is sleeping, but I will keep you apprised.

The following week, he wrote again, very late at night:

March 30, 2016

Actually, I'm not as much of a wreck as I thought I would be after today's events.

Took mom to the hospital EARLY EARLY this morning for a Trans Aortic Valve Replacement. It is a phenomenal procedure!

Bit of a challenge intermittently, but the consensus from the 8 physicians in the room was that for her age, she did great!

She COULD go home as soon as tomorrow but I hope she chooses to stay through the weekend when I'll be back from Belgium.

(She told me to pack a bag yesterday in anticipation of a successful operation.)

Feeling confident of his mother's recovery, Richard was able to board a plane the next day to travel to Belgium. On his way out the door, he sent a playful text:

March 31, 2016

paw printspaw prints

Later, having arrived in Belgium, he sent another update:

April 2, 2016

One crazy day, getting here, to Ghent, Belgium, I must say!! Planes and trains and cars, and broken knees... Not a 'dream vacation,' but I'm glad I'm here.

I haven't the slightest inkling whether my text is getting to you, so...... here you go.

When he received a response to confirm that his messages had arrived, he celebrated:

April 3, 2016

IT GOT THROUGH, IT GOT THROUGH!!!!!!

Huzzah!!!

By then, aware that the news about his mother had reached the internet, he expressed his wish that personal news come directly from him first, and he asked that selections of his mother's story be "composed and posted" on the website.

He also shared his absolute enjoyment of the beautiful country and the wonderful, warm, and resilient people of Belgium, and he promised again to keep in touch once he returned home.

FACTS FLANDERS EXPO
April 2-3, 2016

Richard at the FACTS Flanders Expo

Richard traveled to Belgium to attend the FACTS Flanders Expo in Ghent.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

Click here to view some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Belgium.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 25, 2016

Richard's selfie in the Quantas cockpit

Although Richard managed to send a few notes while he was traveling in New Zealand, he was having great difficulty getting images to send properly.

However, after he returned home, he sorted through the pictures he had taken, and over several days he forwarded a few of those pictures with short notes and descriptions.

One picture was taken in the cockpit of the aircraft in which he had flown home across the Pacific. His note explained:

March 25, 2016

Qantas pilots, flight crew -- having spent some 14 odd hours focused on getting all of us safely back to Los Angeles.... asked politely and respectfully for my presence in the cockpit.

These gentlemen are MASSIVE MacGyver officianados!!

I am a huge Airplane pilot fan!!

I miss riding up front... used to do it all the time."

AnDeRson

Click here to see the rest of Richard's photographs, as well as pictures and media from Richard's visit to New Zealand.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 10, 2016

Armageddon Expo New Zealand 2016

From Christchurch, on Thursday evening, Richard once again shared a few thoughts as he reported that his sweet tooth had caught up with him in New Zealand.

March 10, 2016

Well, one of the worst things that could happen... did happen!

While shopping for supplies that would keep off the Room Service menu, and leaning toward a healthier approach to hotel survival (it's all in my book), I came across the organic nuts section, which also harbored dangerous items as gummy candy, licorice chunks, muesli dust, bins of yogurt-covered everything, gooey goo, and more and more nuts.

And then, there it was, my downfall: Crystallized Ginger. I'd been looking for this exact product ever since I left Fiji a couple of years ago. I had been lead to believe this form of ginger was now illegal (who knows?!?) in the US.

So I've been substituting a fairly snappy, ginger-flavored candy in its place. From the start, it just wasn't the same, but it DID get my Dentist's attention!!! (I was advised to STOP consumption of ALL candy, including my beloved crystal ginger! --- As a note: Except for the occasional chunk of exquisitely high-quality chocolate sampled at a variety of Sci-Fi conventions, I don't eat candy -- and except for this newly-discovered 'vein of GOLD'... I STILL DON'T.)

So, that's been a setback. But I'll get over it... as soon as my bag of Crystallized Ginger is depleted. Should be soon.

Disclaimer: DO NOT SEND OR GIVE ME ANY CANDY OF ANY KIND, EVER!!!!! I will not accept it!!

End of Installment -- More to Come.

Anderson, Rick

Later that same night, in the wee hours of the morning, Richard attempted to backtrack and chronicle his travel adventures from the beginning.

March 10, 2016

Installment the 2nd...

As young Kate has come to learn: I have a hard time chronicling events in my life. More, any records that I do make, often lay dormant in or about a rapidly molting brain cavity, never to be moved forward into my friend Kate's proximity. So this is rare.

The first leg of this trip landed me in Sydney, Australia, where I had a layover of about 2+ hours: this because I have grown fond of Qantas Airways... for several reasons. Really, the only one worth mentioning is the actual physical accommodation in the seating. It's expensive as crap, but quite honestly, I would not survive the 12-14 hour flights from east to west that bring me to the luscious loins of New Zed Land, and other islands in the vicinity.

Qantas has beds for the journey, flat, lengthy beds that a man with a crumbling and throbbing spinal column and rancid knees truly appreciates.

The second part of the first leg simply consisted of making my flight to Auckland, which is not always a "sure thing"! But make it I did, and the ride from the airport to the same hotel as last time, was phenomenally familiar!!

Game on!!! quoth I... I'M BACK!!!

Armageddon was getting ready to HAPPEN!!! And the early comers were clearly the 'Happening-est' of ALL of my house-guests. By now it should be known, nay, understood, that I respect and adore the men, women, and KIDS who make a good, solid, commitment to costuming!!! It could be considered an art form in many circles... truly, should be considered so.

Some time has passed...well into the night, my friends...... well into the late night... to the late... late... night......

More to come.

Anderson, Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 7, 2016

Armageddon Expo New Zealand 2016

During a moment of down time during his visit to New Zealand, Richard paused for a bit of reflection on one of his favorite destinations.

March 7, 2016

I love New Zealand, I really do. A lot, in fact, I like it a lot!

But with each passing day I (ODDLY!!!) find it more and more difficult to adjust my ear to the dialect of the friendly and kind Zealander. I am sure it is the English language hidden in there, somewhere, but it gets so thin sometimes (tinny?) that it might as well be French... well... OK, not French!...

Again, you must keep in mind that without exception, the human people of New Zealand are exquisite in every way imaginable. But my lack of comprehension of the language THROUGH the dialect, makes for some obvious, "Elderly Moments" (a short-form magazine/book Charlie Correll and I were co-writing just before he died.)

Another example of an "Elderly Moment": getting honked at while waiting at a light in the left-turn lane. Or, wearing a hat for its intended purpose.

Well, this was an attempt at an update... I'll have to continue tomorrow...

Tired,

Anderson, Rick

ARMAGEDDON EXPO NEW ZEALAND
March 5-13, 2016

Richard at Armageddon Expo

Richard returned to New Zealand to attend the Armageddon Expo, which is being held on two consecutive weekends in Manukau and Christchurch, New Zealand.

At each convention, Richard took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

In addition, before the conventions began, Richard participated in a series of interviews for radio, television, and print to promote the upcoming events.

Click here to see some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to New Zealand.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEWS UPDATE
February 17, 2016

Richard's selfie

Two days ago, Richard had shared two more selfies. Today he followed up, despite continued discomfort from sitting upright at the computer, and he offered a longer message in which he addressed the many questions from fans about his birthday, his health, and his future appearances.

February 17, 2016

Responding to the caring curious...

I would say... Yes!! I believe I HAVE received every "Wellwish" and Loving Acknowledgment/Celebration of my continuing passage of time. I've lost much/many of my cynical edges, and find it easier to accept HONESTLY, the wonderfully intentioned cards, letters, parcels and presents that you forwarded on to me.

(For the sake of Everyone's Heart, I'm finding that I need EVERYONE to know and believe, that I have received every "communiqué" sent in my direction... and, I've read them!! ......all. Thank you, ALL!!)

Am I feeling... Better???!! I don't think it is yet time to commit to an answer, here. In part, as you know, I am likely to continue to dart in and out of my cave, or out from beneath my rock... For an honest answer I CAN say that it would have been extremely difficult to feel any worse than I did at the onset of the most recent of "Events"!! I CAN say that. So, better?...... Sure?

As of yet (it's a BIT late, don't ya know) I have gotten no invitation to be a part of anything MacGyver-istic. BTW, I am not hurt by this. I'm fine with it, for a number of reasons...

(Gotta hurry, here: 'vertical' does not agree.)

Yes, I am going to New Zealand. I LOVE New Zealand!!

...nap.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
February 15, 2016

Richard's picture of a T-shirt slogan Richard's selfie

In both a mischievous mood and a pensive one, Richard shared two more selfies this afternoon.

The first image, to the left, arrived with the caption, "Rough day."

The second image, to the right, was captioned simply, "Thinking."

MACGYVER MOVIE REBOOT
February 5, 2016

In October it was announced that CBS Television Studios is preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television with Henry Winkler resuming his role as executive producer.

Following on this news, it was announced this morning that as part of a development partnership with CBS, Lionsgate is also planning a MacGyver reboot for the big screen. Neal Moritz and Lee David Zlotoff, the original MacGyver creator, will produce the movie version of MacGyver for Lionsgate.

As yet there has been no indication if Richard Dean Anderson will have any involvement in either project.

Click here to read the full press release from the Hollywood Reporter.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
January 9, 2016

Richard's selfie

Richard sent yet another creative selfie this afternoon. This one features both an Emerson shirt and a philosophical insight:

January 9, 2016

Who knows? Pain is.......... dare I say, existential.

~ 2015 ~