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These Three Things.

I love the number three. Dramatically speaking, it’s a miracle worker. Three is the smallest number of elements you need to create (or break) a pattern.   793 more words


William Shakespeare

As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods,
They kill us for their sport.

— William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IV, Scene i


Tom Stoppard

Comparing what we’re looking for misses the point. It’s wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise we’re going out the way we came in. That’s why you can’t believe in the afterlife, Valentine. 74 more words


So, this is Christmas....

So, this is Christmas…. and what have you done?  Never was there penned a more loaded line in a Christmas song. John Lennon and Yoko Ono knew the gravity of the line, having written it in 1971, at the height of a dreadful and intractable war in Vietnam, and after years of political activism to encourage peace. 566 more words


Flag on the Play

You dodged a bullet. We recently welcomed a new dog into the family, and I could write 1500 words about how cute and smart he is, easy. 1,614 more words

Love first. Then disaster.

A good few years ago, an Australian dramaturg I know stated the obvious (dramaturgs are good at that, and, damn it, someone has to do it); … 591 more words