never been fond of costuming ripped tee-shirt play.

Though i do like those 100 seat houses + the idea of not being that far from outside.

Lucky for me, i never wanted to be a stage actor. i am afraid of the dark + old never have the knack of walking off in blackout between scenes.

...His theater experience was noteworthy in that he tried to forget it. He hadn’t had a clue he couldn’t walk offstage in blackout between scenes. The glow tape on the back sides of the larger prop furniture did not inform him enough to exit gracefully. Footlights came back on (too soon) and the audience noticed him squinting, looking horrified and trapped against the back wall, up stage, edging himself along toward the wing. That evening had been opening night, and the people didn’t know the play would develop into a tragedy. They laughed nervously as the wall crawler faltered out of the set.
Haunted by this memory...

An actor turning around between speeches is the same as three dots, an ellipses in the air.

Church is much like theater. For those of you feel differently, let me remind you of the facts. Going in the front door you are greeted, + become aware of the see + be seen aspect of the place you are in. The collection of money is taken sooner (or later) + you are handed a program + maybe a candle to light. Someone is there to help w/ finding a seat in the house. As the lights adjust, you are asked to be attentive toward the stage or soap box where you my or may not be asked into audience participation. Glance at the  your handbill to confirm.

One usually exits w/ an enlightened feeling. Granted it may be spiked w/ 
cathartic or pathos taint but it will be an uplifting elixir of life-changing life-lasting ability, or disappear after an afternoon visit. Or, maybe not. 

Finally, you would never shorten the name of a holy person, just as you would never nickname an opera principal. You just don’t call Sparafucile, Sparky.


You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.  -Diane Arbus

The surface read is sometimes not the most interesting. Often it is our own subtext that is the best part of a story. But we need to be catapulted toward those inner comments.


You may have heard warnings a million times, you may have imagined danger in a thousand details, but just try to recall a saying someone asked you to remember in the face of instant danger, just before getting struck by lightening or bit by a snake...

Squat and go up on Your Toes!

Red on Black Okay Jack, Red on Yellow Kills a Fellow!

+ i know, it will take a few moments to pull up the
mental index card of the crash position, when i'll only have a jiffy to assume the posture.

It is forbidden to enter the public garden carrying flowers.  - Jean Paulhan Les Fleurs de Taebes

Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of.  -Mark Twain

Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

... + then try to work through remembering the Court Jester mnemonic rhyme to which chalice holds the brew that is true.


Even with only two, i can occasionally feel like mother Hubbard + not know what to do. Having one of each means sooner or later i’ll come up against every combination of gender joy, toil + trouble. i’m broiled into thinking of how to get ‘Drew excused from the draft, even though it's ten years and a WW away. i’m hoping that the refusal to spar in Karate class + walking out on two (so far) violent adventure flicks will count toward a C.O. status when the time comes. 

Drew + i where talking about following rules:
-If you look suspicious try not to say bomb at the airport. 
-If your going to speed while driving try to have your paperwork up to date. 
-If you are going to harass someone in another country try to know how to apologize in the native tongue.

The subject turned to temperaments of young friends. It is easier for ‘Drew to understand black + white filling in the mid-tones as they come up. If someone is not civil even after you try the mirror method, think again. You can make as many excuses as there are people. Bad day, up on the wrong, toothache. Remember the fact you already know, sometimes folks aren't in a phase, they are just that. A person you can’t take probably doesn't want to be taken.




You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.  -Will Rogers 

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.  -Ulysses S. Grant 

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.  -Thomas Mann 

It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it. -Robert
E. Lee 

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.  -Jimmy Carter 

 The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.  -George Orwell 

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.  -Carl Sandburg 

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.  -Albert Einstein 

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.  -Groucho Marx 

-unfinished works from -Chance Neglected


Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.  -Lenny da Vinci

Drew + Chloe have a go at the Vitruvious Man.