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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Maybe instead of sadness, it’s fatigue from growing. | “The Water is Wide”

Maybe it isn’t all that sad. It’s just tired, and reminiscing about the unexpectedness of the journey.

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