Notes from a Wandering Laptop

Week of January 14, 2018

Coming Up...

Writing Group

The biweekly meetings kick into gear again post-holidays this week.  Got a full draft of the new script, Spellbound.  We'll see how it goes over.

Theater Reviews

Managed to compile a Top Ten list for theater in 2017, the cross section of it that I saw anyway, along with links to all the coverage I wrote up last year.

Also, posted a Top Ten list (of what I saw) for theater in 2016, the good, bad and indifferent that year.  Check it out.

November Writing Challenge

Made it all the way through again. If you want to see my brain ping around developing material for a new play that isn't fully formed yet, check out the blog.


Took my guitar away for the holidays with me, it traveled everywhere I went but never got out of the case.  I put all my creative time into the new play instead. So I've got some catching up to do. Basic exercises, plus he first of the four remaining songs for Love's Prick. Lot of guitar work ahead.


Moving into year 2 of 45, the podcasts currently keeping me sane on a political front are - Pod Save America, Pod Save The People, Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The World, Crooked Conversations, Majority 54, Keep It, and With Friends Like These. Check them out if you want to stay informed, active, and have a laugh or two while you're at it.

Here's why I've read my last think piece on the death of American democracy back on December 1st, and some helpful hints for living under the new regime from a historian who's seen it all before.

Farewell to Playwright Friend Sean Grathwol

One of the first writer friends I made after moving to Minnesota over 25 years ago died unexpectedly in his sleep over Labor Day weekend.  It was good to see old friends at his memorial, though the reason was sad.  I posted some thoughts about Sean online, to share a bit of who he was with people who didn't have the privilege of knowing him.


Here, if you're curious


Here, if you're curious

New Play Exchange

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

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