These days, it is not uncommon to see a row of young people sitting next to each other, feverishly texting — and often texting each other despite the fact they are sitting RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER — rather than having (risking?) a conversation. Adults are starting to do the same. Slowly but surely, it seems that texting is replacing conversation– or at least changing the nature of conversation. [Read more…] about Making Conversation
To date, I’ve written about 15, 000 words in my memoir. In the end, the book will probably contain 60,000+ words, cover my three years at art school, and include several flashbacks. My one-woman show, which covers the same time period, takes 82-minutes to perform. This is why I marvel at the beauty, efficiency and master craftsmanship of the 4-minute montage scene in Pixar’s movie “Up,” which for some reason has been on my mind all week.
I’m blessed for many reasons, and one of them is having my older brother Jimmy to whom I’m very close. And for almost as long as I have had Jimmy (aka Chopper), I have had his large pack of friends who have stood guard as my non-DNA brothers. This group includes Ricky, Dougie, Twomey, Charlie and until last week, at the too-young age of 56, Eddie.
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” — Stephen King
“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” — Francis Bacon