Becoming Visible: a performer learning how to see himself

By Nathan BirdOriginally published August 24, 2019, for patrons. The necklace of fake pearls is donned.  The white gloves have been put on.  It’s a toss-up whether ice cream scoopers or wooden spoons make the best microphones for 2-year-olds’ shows.  It matters not whether the stage is a little step stool or upturned Rubbermaid.  My…

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It’s been a long, long time.

Seventy-five years ago today. On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered and World War II was finally over.  The troops would be coming home! “It’s Been a Long, Long Time”– was a 1945 hit that sings the perspective of someone welcoming home a soldier. The war wasn’t even officially over yet when Bing Crosby made his…

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Battle Hymn of the Republic | Free Patriotic Song Recording

America is an amazing place, with many yucky parts and many awesome parts. May we all deliberately honor the sacrifices of those on whose shoulders we stand each day.

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