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Being Profession-al

At the time of this writing, 2016 is coming to a close. The new year is already beckoning with aspirations of second chances and making changes. 426 more words

The Actor's Toolkit

ON THIS DAY: November 20, 2016

November 20th is

African Industrialization Day *

Universal Children’s Day *

Do Dah Parade Day *

National Absurdity Day

Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance * 895 more words


November 20 in history

284 – Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor.

762 – During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels. 791 more words


In praise of beautiful prose.

None better than Alistair Cooke.

In 1968 I went out to live in Sydney, Australia.

By chance a work colleague in my workplace in Sydney introduced me to an organization called… 388 more words


Nine Track Mind

Another one of those diary quotes: Canned music is like audible wallpaper (Alistair Cooke, 1908 – 2004). He emigrated to America in 1937 and became an American citizen in 1941, six days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. 933 more words

The Rattle Bag

Those Infernal Effusive Ineffable Adjectives

Lately we are reading the last book from Alistair Cooke, which is also one of his first. “The American Home Front” was completed as a manuscript in 1946, based on Cooke’s road trip around The USA in late 1941 through 1942. 477 more words


Letter from the Dnipro

I’m thinking of taking up blogging again.
It’s more than a year since I made an original post, either to Facebook, or to this site. 510 more words

Learning To Blog