Oh Willow, Titwillow, Titwillow

Life teaches us toBend like the willow during a stormGlide like an eagleUnder the sun mighty and warmBut to stand togetherNo matter the weatherUnity is all for the better Marie Helen Abramyan There’s something about stumbling upon a willow, in the midst of the palms, that lends itself to a more reflective afternoon than one’sContinue reading “Oh Willow, Titwillow, Titwillow”

The Art of Making Art

I like landscapes very much, but 10 times more these studies of everyday life, sometimes of terrifying truthfulness, [that artists such as] Daumier […] have drawn with such mastery. Vincent van Gogh Posting this one for all my Renaissance Festival, recovering street performer, theater producing and event promoting friends out there — who know allContinue reading “The Art of Making Art”

Making Our Faces As We Go Along

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you. Marilyn Monroe As I grow older,Continue reading “Making Our Faces As We Go Along”

Where Ideas Come From

Picture if you will, a cold winter day in the Detroit area. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, vaccines still a vague concept, businesses still operating with restrictions, groceries being delivered to homes with near reckless abandon. The camera soars across the metro Detroit grid and swoops down into a nondescript suburb, then throughContinue reading “Where Ideas Come From”

Watch This Space

For the first time in a long while, I put a “watch this space” teaser post onto my social media account about an upcoming theatrical production that I will be directing. And I suppose it’s only fair to warn my blogosphere connections as well, that thespian geekery, nerditude, and wonkiness is likely to interrupt myContinue reading “Watch This Space”

Along Comes Mary

Can’t we look to Mary Magdalene as simply an early church leader whose rightful place next to Christ should have been acknowledged? There are no Scriptures to place her anywhere but right next to Jesus. Even a cursory reading of the Bible shows her to be a godly woman responding wholeheartedly to a message thatContinue reading “Along Comes Mary”