June 6, 2019

 "Zoom zoom."

-That kid from those Mazda commercials

This will be a short post. I'm sleepy. I just put my one week old down to write this post, then she woke up. We ate a bit, walked around, and now I'm back.

And that's what this post is about: my daughter and perspective...

May 29, 2019

 "Ain't about what's waiting on the other side. It's the climb."

-- Miley Cyrus

One day, when I was a high school theater teacher, I was covering a class for a science teacher. They were scheduled to watch a movie, so easy enough to cover the class. They were set to watc...

May 22, 2019

 "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, i...

May 15, 2019

"Let's get crazy."

- Bob Ross

Monday, my wife and I had our 38 week pregnancy appointment. Our doctor basically said our first child is set to come any day now. I'm thrilled. I'm terrified. My focus is all over the place, but I am thinking a lot about creation as a resul...

May 12, 2019

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” 
― Stephen King

I don't think Stephen King was the first person to say that, but he gets top billing on the quote. 

Today, I'm thinking 'bout editi...

May 1, 2019

"It's hard to find a picture of justification, so here's this guy being a king." 

--Danny Hughes

This post is a continuation of my series on Improv Knowledge. Click there, if you haven't read that post. Or don't, and you'll probably still follow!

Justification: So What?

As...

April 24, 2019

 "Go out in the woods, go out. If you don't go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin."

--Clariissa Pinkola Estes

The free from Wix images continue to impress.

We're back on track with the series of posts about Improv Knowledge. Click tha...

April 17, 2019

 "I chose this image as proof of the concept I am about to write."

--Danny Hughes

If you've been keeping up with the blog, you know that recently I've been writing a series of posts about improv knowledge, which I've broken down into three more posts about directing, act...

April 10, 2019

"Writing is a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."

--John Green

This is a post in a series of posts that all starts with talking about improv knowledge. Click that to get the background, if'n ya don't...

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