Monthly Archives: September 2015

TOTALLY FLAWSOME…

I’ve been struck lately by how many of us have been “worked up” about how “imperfect” we are; about how “not as good as” somebody else we are, about how, in a word, “flawed” we are. Whoever said we had to be good at everything?! If we were, we wouldn’t need other people, would we? We could just live alone, celebrating… read more

“LAND THE PLANE, WILL YOU?”

That’s what our younger daughter (one of the funniest people I know) says to me when I go on and on and on (and on) about something – it could be anything - from a meeting I had,  to an outfit I’m thinking of wearing for a speech, to a movie I watched. Sometimes she follows it… read more

“ALWAYS PLAY TO THE BEST PEOPLE”

That’s what they say in the theatre. Always play to the people who are with you. The ones who buy your act, the ones who expect to be knocked out by you, the ones who are laughing even before you get to the punch line. You can feel who they are. (Some of them even walk in with… read more

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?!

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?! About a million years ago when I was in college, I played Vladimir (the “serious one” – unusual casting for me..) in an all girl version of Samuel Beckett’s landmark play, “Waiting for Godot.” Recently, I’ve found that huge chunks of my lines flood though my mind, night after night. Here’s a sample: “To all mankind… read more