Chai Breaks

Corporate individual contributor (i.e., not management) life is a bit of a topographic map — peaks and valleys, rough mountainous stretches then endless miles of flatlands. Over the past 16 years, I’ve gotten rather skilled at navigating the switchbacks, but really needed to work on managing those moments of nothing-done. I’d so much rather getContinue reading “Chai Breaks”

200 Miles of Yay

It was a favorite kind of day. The kind that starts with a simple 2-hour daytime date to see one of our favorite local musicians and turns into 200 miles of local road-tripping. Complete with amazing conversation with the impeccable company of my favorite person (love you, Danger); a jaunt to my favorite local townContinue reading “200 Miles of Yay”

Juiced Up Cafe

Presenting a new cafe venue with more sound equipment and progressive personality than you can throw a chai tea latte at: Berkley Coffee. Stopped in this weekend to support genius keys player Jarrod Champion and am certain I’ve never seen anything like this coffee-roasting / non-alcoholic bar / event space. My inner theatre sprites areContinue reading “Juiced Up Cafe”

Music in the D: The Whiskey Charmers

Headed out to Detroit Shipping Company last night for the sweet song stylings of one of my favorite local spaghetti western folk duos. I used one of their songs, “Galaxy”, for the end credits of my recent directorial adventure, and almost every time I attend their shows, the lead singer gives me a shout-out, andContinue reading “Music in the D: The Whiskey Charmers”

Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production

Our ticketing site is set up, and the publicity launch began yesterday on the socials. I guess this virtual theatre concoction of mine really has to happen now. Although it would be super funny in that Andy Kaufman way if people showed up to the online event and there was just a photo of myContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production”

Love Among the Blogs: Lost on Stage

Many thanks to the folks at Rosedale Community Players for giving my post some love this week! It’s kinda like scrolling through Facebook and discovering that someone is quoting you, or finding out that your photos show up on Google location searches and have been viewed a hundred thousand times. Anyway, it’s cool. Thanks guys.

Trigger Warning: Incest (Because God)

Bible stories here, Bible stories there, Bible stories everyw- Wait, what? Smack in the middle of one of the farther-in galleries at the DIA exhibit on women artists from the early Renaissance thorugh the Enlightenment, in gigantic proportions with about a dozen different lights illuminating the work, is that disturbing, triggering, ugly scene of LotContinue reading “Trigger Warning: Incest (Because God)”

Phenomenal Woman, That’s Me

It’s true — I can’t see a portrait with this kind of raw strength and sass without recalling Maya Angelou’s soul-inspiring poetry. I think Anguissola would approve — she made a bit of a career (in all senses of the words) out of understanding, depicting, and promoting herself. Is it any wonder that she madeContinue reading “Phenomenal Woman, That’s Me”