Archive for April 2016

This is a meaningless blog post

This is a meaningless blog post. This is a thing I’m writing for the sake of writing a thing. You shouldn’t even bother reading it. This is a meaningless blog post. It’s not that I don’t have anything more substantive to write about. I do. It’s just that those things require more time, more thought,... Read more »

4 reasons to love writing workshops

4 reasons to love writing workshops
I’m currently a part of the Women’s Theatre Alliance of Chicago‘s New Play Development Workshop. We’ve had three meetings so far, and I’m already loving it. It has been years since I’ve been in a writer’s group or done a writing workshop. I had forgotten how wonderful they are. Here are four reasons that I... Read more »

Assorted observations from Disney World

Assorted observations from Disney World
My family and I recently returned from a vacation to Disney World. Here are a few thoughts and observations I had while I was there. The line of teenage girls wanting to have their pictures taken with the hot guy selling balloons can get almost as long as the lines of children wanting to have... Read more »
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The beautiful noise of typing on a mechanical keyboard

As I am typing this I am an enjoying a magnificently anachronistic sound: clickety, clackety, click-clack, clickety, clack. My husband got me a mechanical keyboard for my birthday, and I love it already. I may be typing a blog post, but if I close my eyes it sounds like I’m a reporter in a 1970s... Read more »

The Vultures of Main Street

The Vultures of Main Street
They have come like vultures to pick the meat from my bones. They will peck out my heart if I let them. They circle and circle then swoop in to kill what is already dead. I do not recognize them. They have not been here before. They only came now because they were drawn in... Read more »

The internet is...a topic on Twitter

The internet is...a topic on Twitter
The internet is not capitalized according to a recent change to the AP Stylebook. The internet (nee Internet) is a lot of things, at least according to Twitter. I happened to see these two tweets starting with “The internet is…” in close succession today: The internet is where people go to prove they’re the best... Read more »
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When was the last time you did nothing?

When was the last time you did nothing?
I read an article called Why Theater Majors Are Vital in the Digital Age and was struck by this paragraph: A colleague tells a story about assigning a scene from a 1970s play in which one character waits on a park bench for some time. The actor was unable to conceive of any kind of “waiting” that... Read more »