February 2009

For those of you with zero experience around the Virgo nature, whose entire worldview of us was formed by the scant information you picked up on the back of a celestial cereal box, we are not, contrary to the party line, all that. We are partly that: the Organizer, the Planner, the Gals (and Dudes) […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

This is Part 2 of a three-part series on prepping for South by Southwest (interactive flavor). You can read Part 1 here. Hopefully, you’ve already tackled some of the bigger to-dos on your list that we talked about in Part 1, like making your reservations and buying a damned cell phone and getting some kind […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Try saying that headline three times fast. No. Don’t. You’re already frustrated enough, aren’t you? I know I am. These days, for every moment of wonderment, and happily, there are many, and happy moments of wonderment, at that, there seem to be three of the WTF-OMFG-WFHIT* variety. People are craaaaaazy right now. There is a […]

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There’s been a lot of ruckus about The Little Film That Could, a.k.a. Slumdog Millionaire, sweeping the Oscars on Monday. I haven’t seen it yet, but then, I haven’t seen the movie I’m about to tell all of you about, the one that won just one Acadamy Award, for Best Documentary Short Subject (if they’re […]

Posted in: The Political Ones

Feb 23, 2009 4

‘ello, guvnor!

I’ve written about the cold as governor before, but it bears repeating (or at least, my body has decided it does). Getting sick, while nothing most of us would wish on ourselves, no matter how insignificant the illness, is, like most things, what you make of it. (And by “you,” I mean “me.”) My colds […]

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Note: the promised Mystery Readers’ Choice Post #2 is in the oven and will be out soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this fresh, delicious content that absolutely nobody asked for. There is a saying you heard quite often around my old acting studio, and, if a recent visit is proof of anything, still is: […]

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In a way, getting ready for the annual South by Southwest extravaganza mirrors the experience of SXSW itself: myriad possibilities, a bubbly feeling of excitement, lots to do and a creeping feeling of panic. So the first thing one needs to do in the Planning for SXSW process is this: BREATHE. I’ve been twice now, […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

For those of you who do most of your creating off-stage, you may not have experienced the ¡olé! moment. That’s my new-favorite term for the magical thing that happens when you get in the zone and out of the way and the work just flows through you. The term comes to me via the astonishing […]

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Between a nostalgic visit to my old acting class and last week’s abysmal (and final) audition, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons I learned from my time in the business. Or rather, of things that were told to me back then that I didn’t necessarily get or believe, but which, many years of […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

It was an amazing weekend of colossal proportions. Why? THING THE FIRST: I got a metric buttload of work done. My fellow squinty-eyed middle-agers reading the actual page will notice a ton of it straightaway; the rest of you can feel free to see here and, HUZZAH!, here for external examples. Oh, and feel free […]

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