Tag Archive | this too shall pass

Back in action!

Two months after my truck was burgled next to the Laurelhurst Theater, I have finally received my replacement laptop. ¬†I’m re-establishing command central on what turns out to be a slightly better laptop. ¬†Finally insurance did some paying out. Advertisements

Holy Shit! I’m fucking done.

It’s the end of an age for me. I was awarded my Masters degree today after my thesis defense. It was funny that it offered few insights for improvisers, but it was the bomb for anthropologists and a few people from other disciplines. I’ve forgotten how much improvisers take what they do and know for […]

Old Poetry

The ForgeAnd in it’s dreamsIt heard a roarA bellows beckoningThe roar of a forgeAnd when at dawnIt did awakeIt saw the seaThe sea forging stone. Its full of starsLooking upwardSeeing sky awashWith starsAwe and possibilityDancing in the blacknessBetween scattered sparklesThen eyes dropBack to earthA gaze acrossStill watersThere againA depth of starsThe reflection deepensSomething hintsWhat is […]

Here comes the thesis.

After about 5+ months of writing work, I’m fast approaching a submittable edit of my thesis. If anyone is interested in reading an anthropological study focused on looking at the social effects of long-form improvised theater, shout out. It would be nice to get some feedback from folks. It’s 95 pages long, but it documents […]

Enough Winter already

I’m frustrated with my thesis proposal.  It’s pissing down rain, and I’ve reached this feeling of general malaise.  I need a sunny day where I can lay on the grass in a park, listen to the breeze and nap lazily.  If anyone can arrange that for me, you’ll be my hero.


Everyone I’ve asked as to what there is to do in Rochester has answered “not much”.  OMFG, and I’m thinking about spending 4 months here doing my fieldwork.  Although, that part has proved interesting.  There’s a dynamic here that is an echo of the friction between CSz and the Brody in the early days.  It’s […]


I’m in the midst of a life lesson on suffering and attachments.  I like to think of myself as someone who seeks to reduce the suffering in others, but I’m sorely lacking sometimes in dealing with my own suffering.  I’m also recognizing that I also act to increase the suffering of others when they threaten […]