RABBIT TRAILS: DISPATCHES FROM THE SHED

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2020 – The Year of Enforced Liminal Space

August 4, 2020

Celtic theologian John Phillip Newell recently spoke at the virtual conference Beyond the Pandemic: How Shall We Live? He says, “Celtic spirituality invites us into a deeper awareness of the sacred in one another and all things.”  He then noted a three-fold approach to this way of seeing: Let go of old ways of seeing that have failed to see and reverence the sacred in one another as races, as nations, as species, as religions. Reimagine new ways of seeing, or allow ourselves to dream of ways of seeing, living and relating we haven’t known before. Commit ourselves to beginning to live these...

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What Enneagram 7 Actors Do During a Pandemic

April 24, 2020

What’s the path forward for a theater company? A traveling theater company? A standing non-profit theater serving a small city? A moderately sized theater company employing 15 actors, director, designers? Broadway houses? A one woman vaudeville style traveling clown and puppet show? All of these questions have a similar answer. Hell if I know.  In the last couple of weeks, in response to months of cancelizations,  I have pivoted from touring for the foreseeable future toward creating a new project with partner Michelle Milne, co-actor in Ted and Company’s We Own This Now.  We had been talking about the Enneagram...

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A word about the post office and postal workers

April 14, 2020

A word about the post office and postal workers… I would think at this point in our new realities, they don’t want to be called heroes. I think, rather, they want to be safe and also have a job in 5 months. Helen Madigan is one of my favorite comics and her routine says it better than I could. A note of admonition to come back to finish this rather short post instead of following the Youtube rabbit trails of all Helen’s brilliant work, or other people’s posting about similar rants or videos of how to clean ear wax out...

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