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(The press release for my next project was sent out this week! This is cross-posted from www.wildclawtheatre.com.) After staying away for 17 years, Violet returns home to a back-woods part of Florida to face the mother and sister she...

Blocked

If you've visited this site recently you might have noticed some slight cosmetic changes. I've been futzing. I purchased a new theme package that has basically unlimited options, and it's enormous fun. Plus, it's been providing me with a pleasant distraction from the...

Oof

I didn't mean to skip posting for three days in a row. Mandy was out of town all weekend, and just got back yesterday afternoon, so it felt like it was still part of the weekend. I just kinda rolled with the Sunday vibe. My mistake. Last week one of my two theatre...

AHCA

No getting around it: Yesterday was a fucking horrible day. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If this bill becomes law, millions of people will lose access to affordable health care coverage. People will die, and at...

Flying Cars

One of my favorite commercials from years ago featured Avery Brooks - of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and A Man Called Hawk fame - walking down a street ranting, "It is the year 2000, but I don't see any flying cars! Where are my flying cars? We were promised flying cars!"...

N-Bomb

I dropped an N-bomb once. I am not proud of this. I had a friend, a co-worker, who was black. I don't remember exactly what we were talking about, but I can say that in context it was clear I wasn't trying to be insulting. It was meant to be ironic, and my friend knew...

Stomping Grounds

Today I spent a couple hours at the theatre department of Columbia College, where I spent several years way back in the 1990s. I hadn't set foot in the place in about 10 years, and found it to be equal parts familiar and completely changed. Physically it was almost...

Loyalty Day

Chairman-- er, President Trump has declared May 1st to be "Loyalty Day." At moments like this I wish he'd go back to just trying to legislate. He's terrible at it, and most of his worst ideas get swatted down one way or another. But whenever he wants to get his mojo...

Reboot

Adversity causes my creativity to clam up. The words have not flowed. I blame the President. There are probably other factors, but the existential horror show that has been the last five months in America has made me want to curl into a ball on my couch and hide my...

Thanksgiving 2016

Like most of my friends I'm ready for this year to be over. But it's probably good to take a minute and remind myself that there are still things for which I am truly thankful. I am thankful for my wife, Mandy. I am thankful for parents and siblings. I am thankful for...