Digitize Me!

How has technology changed your job? I’m retired now, but technology continues to play a large part in what I do. I started using technology with HyperCard back in the 1990s. I used it to project my class notes on a screen. This was great because my handwriting has been on a long decline sinceContinue reading “Digitize Me!”

No, Nyet, Nein!

How often do you say “no” to things that would interfere with your goals? I’d like to say I often say no to things that interfere with my goals. However, I must say that I often decide to do things that I think fit in with my goals, and they then turn out to beContinue reading “No, Nyet, Nein!”

Wanted: Super Power X

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had? If could have any super power, what would it be? I have had dreams in which I flew and that seemed pretty cool. I considered reading other people’s minds might be fun, but I’ve seen some films that feature that and it oftenContinue reading “Wanted: Super Power X”

Even More AI

With all the discussion of ChatGPT and the use (or potential misuse) in academia, I decided to see how the software would fare with my old Intro to Theatre research paper assignment. The assignment was this: a student would choose a playwright, or more likely I would choose one for them, and then they wouldContinue reading “Even More AI”

More Creative Time

What do you wish you could do more every day? When I retired, people said, “But what will you do with all that free time?” This was, of course, a subtle way of suggesting that only working is a meaningful way to spend one’s life and that I’d be bored without standing in front ofContinue reading “More Creative Time”

More on AI Creation

In my last blog post I talked about creating a video with various digital and AI tools. Here’s part two. I recently worked on creating some video scripts to continue the process of educating those interested in theatre; even though I’m retired, I still want to disseminate some info that I’ve gleaned over the years.Continue reading “More on AI Creation”

Lose Yourself in the Flow

What activities do you lose yourself in? When I am writing or working on making a film, I often experience the phenomenon of missing time, usually associated with alien abduction. (There are those aliens again!) But the one activity I have always lost myself in, while still being acutely aware of (the) time, has beenContinue reading “Lose Yourself in the Flow”

Life Fertilizer

What experiences in life helped you grow the most? I chose the title above because sometimes life gives you you-know-what (a four letter word for fertilizer, that is), but it changes a person’s direction and helps them grow. As. Mephistopheles says in Goethe’s Faust, “I am a part of the power which eternally wills evilContinue reading “Life Fertilizer”

My Job…

Do you enjoy your job? I always said, “I love my work but hate my job.” Teaching theatre and directing shows, working with students—this was my life’s work. But navigating the job, which included committee work, assessment (which, I always quipped, “begins with asses”), filling out endless reports (do I really need to do Sarbanes-OxleyContinue reading “My Job…”