Notes from a Wandering Laptop

Week of May 6, 2018

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Moving Days

It's been a whirlwind couple of months since this front page was last updated, what with the milestone family birthdays (Mom's 80th, Dad's 90th, a week apart) and travel, and now the big move for dad and my stepmom Debbie.  It's been a few months sorting their options: staying on the island of Martha's Vineyard or just across the water in mainland MA or heading down the coast to PA

Guitar

Yet another songwriting class and another new song underway.  Song from the last class in the fall getting finalized.  Both from the play Love's Prick, which needs its next rewrite overhaul.  Another student guitar showcase coming up.  Need to learn to make my own demos to go with play submissions including songs.  Much to learn, much to do - onward...

Theater Reviews

Managed to compile a Top Ten list for theater in 2017, the cross section of it that I saw anyway, along with links to all the coverage I wrote up last year.

Also, posted a Top Ten list (of what I saw) for theater in 2016, the good, bad and indifferent that year.  Check it out.

 

Resist

Moving into year 2 of 45, the podcasts currently keeping me sane on a political front are - Pod Save America, Pod Save The People, Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The World, Crooked Conversations, Majority 54, Keep It, and With Friends Like These. Check them out if you want to stay informed, active, and have a laugh or two while you're at it.

Here's why I've read my last think piece on the death of American democracy back on December 1st, and some helpful hints for living under the new regime from a historian who's seen it all before.

Farewell to Playwright Friend Sean Grathwol

One of the first writer friends I made after moving to Minnesota over 25 years ago died unexpectedly in his sleep over Labor Day weekend.  It was good to see old friends at his memorial, though the reason was sad.  I posted some thoughts about Sean online, to share a bit of who he was with people who didn't have the privilege of knowing him.

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New Play Exchange

My plays are being uploaded here as well, if you have a membership to read.






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