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Game On: Watch Me Watch You

Game On: Watch Me Watch You

You love to have watchers. So you offer your best self through an adjusted lens, and say, “watch.” But not everybody watches - so you feel...

How to Cast Memorable Characters

How to Cast Memorable Characters

I think the garbage man wants me to say Hi to him. I met Johann the first time he emptied my waste bin. That’s when Johann told me he...

Breaking, But Not Broken

Breaking, But Not Broken

I think we’re breaking up. I texted sixteen times in nine days. Granted, these were rapid-fire-single-sentence messages. Ten sent on the...

Greetings, Meet Your Assigned Meaning

Greetings, Meet Your Assigned Meaning

I’ve played many roles in the story of my life. I’ve been the child who pooped his pants. I’ve been the teen caught for shoplifting. I’ve...

Scene: The Lady from Alone

Scene: The Lady from Alone

The scream came from the woods. My posture formed a stronger stance, then I moved toward the disturbance. Two voices. They disagreed. The...

The New Script to Reach Potential

The New Script to Reach Potential

 The sight, the sound, the suck, oh yuck.  Wife and I were driving to Yosemite when she finished a snack, licked her fingers, and wiped...

Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

Don’t Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

PermissionThe boy said, "Daddy, is it okay if I just call you ‘Dad?’”I replied that I appreciated him asking, but explained it was his...