100 Things I Know #9 – Time Doesn’t Come Back

Much about time is mysterious, and there are clues that time perhaps does not work as we think it does.   Perhaps past, present, and future are all ever present in some fashion quantum physics hints at, but as of yet, this is not a reality we experience.  Our experience is one of moving forward, of …

For Harold: A Tetrameter Tribute

Here's a recording of FOR HAROLD, a tetrameter piece of poetry I did for my dear friend Harold Lipford when I found about his passing. The text is below.  Words can't do it, but this will be my contribution.  For those of you who don't know, Harold presided over my marriage to Anjie almost 34 …

On Forgetting Your Lines…

The opening night audience, all a-flutter with anticipation, arrives at what is known as the summation scene of a mystery thriller, the famous detective having cleverly solved what was heretofore a thorny puzzle.    He meticulously lays out the clues and their natural conclusion, the culprit is apprehended, and lights come up, and everyone goes home …

Wes Odell (1949-2012)

When I got the word that Wes had slipped over to the other side of things  (one of the ways I like to think of death), the force with which my stomach leapt into my throat surprised me.  I haven't talked to him in so long, but the tears came immediately, and I instantly remembered how …

Going to the End

Run past the finish line, I was told.  Endings are better than beginnings, a wise man said.  Finish well, the old saying goes. Problem is, beginnings come much easier to me.  Maybe to all of us. When watching actors audition, there is a moment I wait for, look for, anticipate with great hope.  It's the …