Almost There…

I did some rearranging in the home office, and now have close to my professional mic set-up once again. This is in preparation for more Kid Again episodes as well as the last two episodes of Audio Chimera season 4. I’m currently editing episode 46: “Migration” (about immigration, but of course I range beyond that.)Continue reading “Almost There…”

Cleaning Up/Out

This weekend, I had two dreams about cleaning out my school/campus office. This comes right after I did in fact clean out my most recent campus office. Was it a bittersweet moment leaving it behind? Actually, no; it was just another step towards retirement. Although the actual process of cleaning out my office took severalContinue reading “Cleaning Up/Out”

Ever Nearer the End…

As we enter finals week of my last semester of teaching before retirement, I find myself frequently reflecting on the idea of my legacy. If you’ve listened to my podcast, you know my greatest fear is to be forgotten. And so, recalling ways that my memory lives on in my last position is important toContinue reading “Ever Nearer the End…”

Almost There…

There are 15 days until commencement: that’s my unofficial retirement date. The true date is at the end of the summer, 17 years from when I started. Meanwhile I head toward the end of the semester, waiting for overdue papers, papers that are still due, and a mountain of grading to get through before IContinue reading “Almost There…”

Paperwork and Paperweights

The preparation for the show continues; I have created the beginnings of my prompt book, which I believe is a necessary part of pre-production for any director. I also created the rough rehearsal schedule, a character breakdown—which shows what characters are on which pages (it’s a small cast in a farce so by Act IIIContinue reading “Paperwork and Paperweights”

Collaboration is Key

I always say that the reason I love doing theatre is the chance to work with others in collaboration. I think I have some excellent and creative ideas, but when I work with others, the ideas get better. Case in point: working with a scenic designer. First of all, I should mention that I generallyContinue reading “Collaboration is Key”

Not an Endless Summer…

The summer of 2021 has been all about cleaning out a house and a garage, arranging a tool sale, and doing other online selling. Now, however, thoughts turn to a last minute vacation and, immediately following, the start of a new semester and academic year. Notably, I will retire at the end of this year,Continue reading “Not an Endless Summer…”

That’s A Wrap! (On Episode #1)

Last summer I wrote an audio drama series called Kid Again. I then did a GoFundMe, and got some support, not enough to finish the project, but enough to get us started with the pilot, or Episode #1. We have now finished recording the parts for the first Episode, and the sound files are headedContinue reading “That’s A Wrap! (On Episode #1)”