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December 31, 2019

Sometimes I can’t decide whether or not I believe in coincidences. 

Yesterday was the most special treat. About three days ago I got an email from a dear friend of mine, Desiree Burch. Des is a stand up/story teller/solo performer. We met back in 2011 at the Edinburgh F...

December 30, 2019

“Wow,” the nurse said as she took the Sphygmomanometer off of my arm. “Why don’t you take a few deep breaths and see if we can get that number down.” 

The number she was referring to was my blood pressure, and she was right, it was high. “Through the roof,” would have b...

December 27, 2019

Now begins the week that time forgot. The week between Christmas and New Year. 

This is my favorite week of the year. In a couple of days I’ll have no idea if it’s Monday or Tuesday or if I’m really a person at all. I will be tethered to no one and no thing. I will beco...

December 24, 2019

Tonight we celebrate the most spectacular customer service snafu in the history of the world. 

Two thousandish years ago, or so the story goes, a very pregnant refuge and  her husband, who was not the father of the child, tried to get a room at an inn. 

I’ve always...

December 23, 2019

I got the most lovely email from a student last week. She told me how much she enjoyed my class, how she had a new found interest in the theatre, and that she appreciated my taking the time to ask about her life and other classes. 

I remember how it started. More or les...

December 20, 2019

I was not a great student.

I skated through college with a perfect 3.0, bolstered by my many dance and choral classes. 

The reason I wasn’t a good student was not because of a lack of intelligence. Nor was it laziness. I’m an incredibly hard worker. In fact, I’m a bit of...

December 18, 2019

As Winter Break approaches, I thought back to a story of December past. 

Back in 1997, I was a sophomore at the College of Charleston. My sophomore year was marred by the most painful break up of my life. While my divorce was far more consequential, for the pure, gut wr...

December 17, 2019

Yesterday at the Fine Arts Center, no learning happened. 

Maybe it did in Visual Arts. Perhaps the Music department imparted information to young minds. But in the black box theatre- there was nothing. 

We were not learning on purpose. It was their Holiday Party. The stu...

December 16, 2019

After the performances of Every Brilliant Thing, the theatre served ice-cream and set out a table for audience members to write down the things they find incredible about the world. 

Once most of the audience had left, I would read what they wrote. 

There were some good...

December 11, 2019

My car doesn’t have bluetooth. 

Well, it does. Kind of. I don’t have a fancy new car with it already built in. I bought my car from my sister and my brother-in-law installed a sound system but I can’t figure it out. I tried syncing it a couple of times but to no avail....

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