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“Shakespearean tengu”

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Links to Live By

Well I dunno about that, but here’s a bunch of articles and essays that have been inspirational to me lately, as I continue this amazing new practice of non-fiction writing meself. Ahem. Yer welcome, lovely lurkers.

List of readable and inspirational essays (incomplete, natch):

https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/articles/the-iron-by-henry-rollins/

https://powerofdourblog.com/

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/

nothing-before-us-scialabba

Neil Gaiman’s The View From The Cheap Seats

https://medium.com/s/story/close-proximity-end-result-and-more-redundant-words-to-delete-from-your-writing-3258be693a3d

https://medium.com/s/story/the-body-shaming-that-haunts-young-boys-f17ebf6e5aba

The More You Holmes

From: Elementary 6.21

Character Names: Lord St. Simon, Hattie Doran

Reference: Not only the names of Holmes’ client and his missing American wife are from canon story “The Adventure Of The Noble Bachelor,” but the situation of her going missing at their wedding reception, and Holmes’ subsequent deduction that she wasn’t abducted but left voluntarily to be with another man, is also from the original.

(Side note: wasn’t Season 6’s finale just a corker? Love it…)

Shaky Narrative Upon a New Semester

Remember when we used to wear overalls with one shoulder loose? Yes I said “we”–don’t you dare deny it. At the very least, you wore suspenders dangling down around your knees, I know for a fact you did. If you were a teen or older in the ’80s, you did. Accept it and move on.

I mention this because I’m writing this beginning-semester musing, appropriately enough, from the Tivoli brewery on Auraria campus, and they always not only often play ’80s hits, but the videos of such up on their screens as well. So. The overalls. And the mullets. And short sprayed boy cuts for the women.

I have begun my new semester (and quarter) in earnest, lovely lurkers, and as is the tradition of this blog, I needs must give you an overview.

School wise, I’m headfirst in Regis, DU, and Metro. CCD has just expressed interest too, for next semester, and I’m rolling my eyes and heavenward gazing about how, of all the many jobs I’ve been applying for, it’s the additional adjunct job that actually bit. Ah well. Career transitions are supposed to take years, right? Sigh…

At Regis, I’m advising a student in a course called Editing Nonfiction, and on deck I’ve got a student doing a course I cobbled up from scratch, called Education Technology.

DU is a hybrid course this time, called The Writer’s Workshop. So I shall be guiding ten grad students in the Professional Writing program through several genres of writing and revisions of same.

At Metro, I’m teaching Intro to Theatre to a group of oh so very young things, and that online Staging Cultures class you’ve heard me mention before.

In other professional news:

FIGHTS! I did the fights for StageDoor’s production of Superior Donuts, which went great but I don’t know that I’ll be getting up there to see it. This week, I’m going back to Local Theatre company, to give them some fights and intimacy for Paper Cut. And I was conscripted by RRCC to do their fights for She Kills Monsters, in the beginning of 2019. Oh, and I’m involved in Shakesbeer now too–having done fights for their soused & abbreviated Henry IV, pt 1 I’m now part of their Irregulars. Which is nice.

DANCE! Blue Dime did great at the Fringe Festival, and now we are at the conclusion of three shows at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre (the pic above shows what our curtain looks like there). The SO mentioned that we are getting some high quality acts in our shows, and that we’ve basically leveled up. I agree. Our upcoming show in October back at Full Cycle is nerd themed, oh which reminds me! I’ve been asked by Frequent Flyers to return for their Theatre of the Vampires showcase, to sing Worms Crawl In while dancers swing in a giant coffin. We’ll be previewing this at Blue Dime’s October show, but what I’m really gobsmacked about is returning for this number I originated twenty years ago! Just. Wow.

BUSINESS! I’m still in changing-career mode, and as such I’m offering my body language workshop to a few different places (Twitter and Spellbinders at the immediate moment), and am seeking more expansion for it as well as reaching out to potential mentors. I’ll tell you how that goes.

Well that sounds like a lot, now I write it down. That plus an intense and long term relationship? How do I do it?

Because I’m a difficult person. Difficult people get difficult things done.

What’s on your plate right now?