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The Sound of Hairballs

(with apologies to Paul Simon) Hello darkness, my old friend I’m up at 5am again Because a creature softly creeping Coughed one up while I was sleeping And that rhythmic hacking noise Brings no joys I hear the sound of hairballs Under the sheets I lie afraid Of the sticky mess he’s made Before my […]

Made the News

My work has been reviewed before, but either in community papers, or for shorter, one-act works. Today, my full-length play, Becoming Number Six, got reviewed in a New Orleans paper, and I’m quite proud. If I were blurbing, I’d highlight “Cerebral,” “Keeps the audience intellectually engaged,” and “Plenty of humor within the intrigue.” The reviewer […]

You’re the Tits

A friend of min recently thanked a group of us with the exclamation, “You’re the tits!” The premise being, I assume, that tits are wonderful so we were all wonderful as well. Oddly, the first thing that came to my mind (well, maybe not the very first thing), was Cole Porter. Her line has the exact […]

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Pledge drive

Imagine a living in small Montana town where most of the theatre-viewing opportunities are either musicals or shows written decades ago. Now, there’s nothing wrong with musicals, and to become a classic, a show needs time to age. But that removes a lot of vibrant theatre opportunities from the picture. Last year, the Experimental Theatre […]

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All in the timing

Anti-fascist. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? A label most of us would be proud to bear. Now, how about this one? Premature anti-fascist. Feeling a little cognitive dissonance? Wondering what sort of oxymoron that is supposed to be? I recently came across this designation while reading Studs Terkel’s marvelous oral history, “The […]

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Coffee-table Macbeth

Visually speaking, the 2015 Macbeth by director Justin Kurzel is stunning. I can recall dozens of images from the film that I’d love to have as photographs. There are easily enough of those images to fill a book, and one I’d happily display. However, as a drama, the film loses touch with Shakespeare’s story. It […]

Nature in B&W

My brother-in-law challenged me to post a weeks worth of nature photos on Facebook last week, and I decided to respond in black and white. It’s winter here in Montana, so that comes almost naturally, but I went back to some of my other work as well.  Since WordPress added this nifty polling feature, I thought […]