Sleep

Someone asked me yesterday just how big this "puzzle" I keep referring to is.   First step, coffee, then working out.    Frankly, it’s a big puzzle, a thousand pieces maybe, and maybe I don’t know what the picture is I’m trying to put together. But it has something to do with wholeness, with well being, …

When The Body Speaks, Listening Might Be A Good Idea

Physically speaking, the past year has been strange. In April of 2014, I came back from my week of teaching in Hawaii and promptly got sick, something in my stomach that wrecked my system for a good month. (I won’t blame it on a visit to The Poke Shack in Kona right before we left, …

Marriage and Aesthetic Unity

When I typed the title of this post, I had to reconsider.  Really?  Marriage and aesthetic unity?   What I mean by aesthetic unity as in what emerges from a strong work of art or a successful theatre production, an attribute of a production's ruling idea, metaphor, or concept, so that all the choices being …

Artistic Desire, Artistic Torment

So my friend wrote a comment on my post entitled "An Artist's Prayer" that read something like this: "How do you know the difference between artistic desire and artistic torment? It seems one and the same some days." Honestly, I'm not sure what she meant in asking the question, but given my mood today, it …

Doing Right By The Work: Choosing This Day

The task in my writing today is nothing unusual; it is the mundane work of choosing the timing and pace by which the world I am creating in my play unfolds.   When do the revelations come?  What is the appropriate cost of the lies these people have told? What is the consequence of my major …

Passion and Virtue

My friend and I were talking this morning, and she mentioned a quote from Jane Austen that said something about a marriage not lasting because of passion outstripping virtue.   I looked online and here's the quote I think she was referring to.   I found it over at Jane Austen's Quote of the Day. …

Growing Up Into Dreams

Last night, I made a proclamation. "Tomorrow, I grow up." It's a Facebook Status kind of thing to say.   Is it true?  Will I grow up today?  On the one hand, each day is a growing up into responsibility and freedom.    Demands grow, stakes go up, opportunities present themselves with alarming swiftness and fickle timing.   …