June 15, 2020

"When I was producing audiovisual programs Shirley Venard-Diercks was one of my favorite narrators. She was always terrific to work with – the perfect choice for a film I made about midwife assisted births. Narrators rarely see scripts before the recording session. Th...

June 5, 2020

Rainbow in colors, strong legs for marching and hearts bursting with the “Day Has Come for Us”!

Yes it has…let us keep this worthy movement marching on!  Never mind the underlying conspiracies creeping our from hidden caves of despair. 

We are overcoming with JOY...

May 26, 2020

StarTribune: These streamable gems show off our state on screen.

“Kumiko"made an auspicious showing in the best films shot in Minnesota over many years.  Huge photo of the lovely star. and noteworthy commentary:  “Melancholy gem” StarTribune 5/14/20...

May 6, 2020

Me in person thistle.  My turn to take a podium.  Wait, don’t leave. It won’t be as funny as our “nighty nightmare” from you know who.  Just came up out of perennial distress to talk to you.  Funny just today, a fellow was asked what he would do the first minute the do...

May 6, 2020

How is this for a start, I was re-visiting Philip Roth... even though he said of Himself in 1972 “The cruelest thing anyone can do with ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ is read it twice.” I have just re-viewed: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold. In it, Claire bloom, with whom Phi...

December 13, 2019

Teaching is learning to go back to your dreams and early goals to see where your heart has traveled.  Are you free enough to help students evolve the way they are expecting?  Can you help them grow and adapt to the options you are presenting, if you are a teacher of Ca...

October 11, 2019

...it is time to teach the Actors again. September through December, two venues will be my home for these weeks. The Guthrie Theatre education Program has asked me to again teach Auditioning, The Business of the Business. Lordy, I have much  to share with these eager s...

December 16, 2018

... back in touch recovering from the loss of ANNIE, my loving Doggie for 12 years of her 15.
Haven’t felt very inspired but know I must engage. The New Year portends more sunlight,

speakers of Truth, and the US House will get a lift. Alert: George Will suggests Sherrod...

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