Notes from a Wandering Laptop

Week of October 11, 2020

Coming Up...

Black Lives Matter

Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and far too many others. If you're looking for ways to help, check out Campaign Zero and 8 Can't Wait. Book I've recently finished reading and highly recommend, So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Book I'm reading now, How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Check out Minnesota's new (and only?) black-owned bookstore Black Garnet Books for your anti-racist reading list. I'm a work in progress but I'm learning a lot.

National Coming Out Day - October 11th

Happy National Coming Out Day, everyone. Due to the pandemic, come out of the closet, but then don't leave your house :) Vote smart and we'll be able to give you a proper welcoming hug next fall.

Grief Stuff - Missing Mom and Dad, year 1

Coming up on the one year anniversary of Dad's death this week. I've decided to dig through the stash of his stuff from his time servingin in the Korean War, which he never talked about. Should be eye-opening.  As it has been for sixteen months now, the Caring Bridge page to follow Mom's illness and treatment has become a grief journal, now for both parents. I've begun revisiting and rereading the early months. Progress is evident in the year since it began, so that's a useful marker.

Life On Lockdown

The last front page update before this week was June 14th. Yikes! A database streamlining project sort of took over my weekends as well as the week. And since remote work for my day job at the Minnesota Private College Fund is the only job I currently have bringing in income while the Guthrie Theater and theater in general is in a coma, I dug in with gusto. By the time I came up for air in August, I'd forgotten the weekly update part of my weekend routine. Oops. Back on track now. Still much sorting of boxes from Mom, Dad, and my storage at the old house yet to do. The house and I continue to be a work in progress.

Threshold Theater

Still on the rewrites for both "Spellbound" and "TV Boyfriend." Also in the thick of fundraising research for the theater, so we have money for a production, when we can safely gather and do theater again. Gotta be ready to hit the ground running.

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New Play Exchange

My plays are being uploaded here as well, if you have a membership to read.






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