June 2008

It is a big deal, being famous. Most folks who self-identify as actors work quietly, whether they want to or not. All but the a fraction of the top 1% will toil away in obscurity, only a handful of those will end up recognizable to anyone for any length of time, and fewer yet of […]

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It seems impossible that my cohort is turning 50, and yet, there it is. I’m sliding into it myself, just three years and change to go. Truth be told, I can’t wait: my 40s were so much better than my 30s, which were so much better than my 20s, which were so much better than […]

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As with many who self-identify as Survivors of Well-Intentioned-But-Ultimately-Fucked-Up Parenting, the confounding mix of messages I received in my formative years served to demagnetize my self-esteem compass for decades to come. “We expect a lot from you” really meant You will not be good: you will be excellent. Or else.” “You can do it!” was […]

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