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Heroes

  On Friday I was invited to speak at a performance of Are We Delicious?/Musical Heroes. The company had invited audience members to nominate “local heroes” and then invited four to speak between pieces at the event. This is what … Continue reading

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After Creation

Writing, or any kind of creative action, can be hell sometimes, and it can even be worse after the creative act is completed and out into the world. Sometimes people think of writers, actors, or other artists as living glamorous lives. … Continue reading

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On Finding an Agent

Writing a book may prove to be much easier than getting one published. Part of the reason for this is that with a book a man might create a deep philosophical treatise or aim to create a great piece of art, yet still remain … Continue reading

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The Power of Song

In honor of the third anniversary of the Solidarity Sing Along. There is power in a song. Music can change the world. Art in its myriad forms can change the world. It can threaten the status quo and instill fear … Continue reading

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Path to the Future

On Thursday a conference was held in Madison called Paths to Healing: Conference on Child Sex Abuse Survival. It focused on male survivors of childhood sex abuse as an underserved population. It came about after I received an e-mail from … Continue reading

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Summer of Peace

Milwaukee’s Summer of Peace celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday.  Founded by Tanya Cromartie and Fidel Verdin it is geared toward the idea of ending urban violence and promoting peace in the lives of Milwaukee youths.  Starting with a parade filled … Continue reading

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Filthy Director

On Sunday night I had the privilege of a seat at Madison, Wisconsin’s Broom Street Theater with a couple dozen other theater members and associates to watch a pre-screening of Filthy Theater: A Film About Joel Gersmann, a documentary about the theater’s iconic … Continue reading

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