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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

Angela Newland was my first love. In that obscure corner of the brain devoted to such things, she looks the same as she did once upon a time: wispy blonde hair, blue eyes, slightly pointy chin, warm and confident smile. … Continue reading

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“Bully”, or How To Write A Play You Don’t Want To Write

“Bully” was the next play I had to write. The problem is I didn’t want to write the damn thing. Life is a series of thousands of experiences; none are disconnected from each other. I’d go so far as to … Continue reading

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In A Mirror, Darkly: Reflections on 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, I cannot help but wax nostalgic about the journey that brought me from the distant land of 2012 to here. Because such an exercise is so rooted in feelings, I find it best to … Continue reading

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Stupid Week

I’ve heard it occasionally said that people can remember specific moments from 15, 20, 25 years ago, but are often stumped when trying to recall lunch from two days ago.  That’s not the case with me.  I had two slices … Continue reading

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Single Again For The First Time 16: Broken

Ah, defense mechanisms!  You sexy beasts! We all have various defense mechanisms that, over time, are used proactively to protect ourselves from the world.  The question is: how big a role do those defense mechanisms eventually play in how we … Continue reading

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“Killing Angela” and the Dreaded Sequel

In 2008, I wrote “The Tearful Assassin”, my first real foray into serious playwrighting. The purposefully fractured piece followed three storylines: one of a girl, Angela Pierce, kidnapped from her home by an online predator; another of the parents who … Continue reading

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Mick Napier’s “The Perfect Actor”

Mick Napier is a director and all-around clever guy who has been very influential to my growth as a writer and artist.  As lead guy (no doubt he has a better title than that) for the Annoyance Theater and director … Continue reading

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