Tag: inspiration

  • Waiting to Exhale (and retain)

    Waiting to Exhale (and retain)

    The summer solstice is this week. Hooray! The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight (except in the polar regions). On June 21, 2018, the Earth’s axis (on either the Northern or Southern Hemispheres) is inclined the most toward the Sun as it rotates around it. It’s balanced […]

  • Dive into make believe, don’t act like you are

    Dive into make believe, don’t act like you are

    I recent supported San Diego REP in developing the first ever adaption (by an independent playwright) of dog & pony dc’s signature show Beertown. This was a “letter from the rehearsal room” I wrote for an email to the REP’s subscribers. Learn about REP’s Beachtown here and here. Suspension of disbelief vs. Investment in make believe At first […]

  • How to become the Americans we’d always been deep within our heARTs

    How to become the Americans we’d always been deep within our heARTs

    By their actions, they did not dream the American Dream, they willed it into being by a definition of their own choosing. They did not ask to be accepted but declared themselves the Americans that perhaps few others recognized but that they had always been deep within their hearts.  Minutes ago I finished the wonderful […]

  • Go Set a Watchman in Your Home

    Go Set a Watchman in Your Home

    Looking back, it was hardly coincidental that I picked up Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman shortly after DJT was elected to office. It was clearly the catalyst for my first steps of in-the-home activism. Watchman takes place in the 1950s, 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout—now called Jean Louise—returns to her hometown […]

  • Getting out of your box

    I’ve been thinking about boxes lately. Like in terms of the old adage “think outside the box.” Each of us has our own box that we operate out of, from which to “think outside.” Those boxes can be of vastly different sizes. To travel to an edge, scale the box wall, and get outside of […]

  • Break that control habit!

    Show of hands: who would be significantly unsettled, if not be completely terrified, by the idea of handing over your organizational social account to stranger for a day? Login, password, the whole kit and caboodle? I’m not saying this is you, current hand raiser, but I was reminded that this is still viewed as a highly risky […]

  • The vicious emotional cycle of a devising revision process

  • When swimming with actual fishes, what’s going on in this head?: thoughts from vacation

    Being “Unplugged” My husband and I sit side-by-side most mornings here drinking coffee in bed, staring at a gorgeous rising sun and reading the newspaper. On our devices. I read the backlog of blog entries from the last 4-11 months. Sometimes I tweet them. I’ve been accused of not really being on vacation, because I’m using my iPhone. […]

  • Save or Savor the World?

    E. B. White was quoted in a 1969 New York Times interview: If the world were merely seductive that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) […]