Getting to my KFC Weight

For almost three years my friend Mike and I would post our daily weight in the hopes of encouraging each other to lose weight. We didn’t diet, but just tried to be aware of our eating. In those 34 months, our weights went down and went up. Eventually, we started marking who had lost the…

How long does it take?

“How long does it take you to write a draft of play?” she asked. Such an interesting question! How long does it take to create something? If I take a look at the play I’m currently working on, A Killing at the Cottage (AKATC), it took me 8 hours of writing to complete the first…

Ship it. Ship it good.

Seth Godin talks about the importance of “shipping”. Shipping is basically putting your “stuff” out there. It is about doing the thing that you want to do and getting it out into the world. If you are a playwright, shipping is sending out your play to producers or theatres to see if they want to…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I’ve decided to start this year in April, instead of January. Why? Well, it took me a while to get ready for the New Year and I wanted to start the year off right! One of the books I read in 2018 was When by Daniel Pink. Pink suggests that choosing “when”…

Making Space for Ideas

For almost four months I was trying to get started on my next playwriting project.  It wasn’t that I didn’t have any ideas.  The trouble was finding an idea that I would feel passionate enough about to overcome my inertia.  What was the idea that would keep me away from the TV for hours on…

Reflections on Father’s Day

Okay, full disclosure. I don’t really know how to be a good parent. When my children were growing up and people would ask me why my kids were so well behaved, I would usually say “I’m lucky”. Or point to Deb, because she is an awesome mother! My kids are now 26, 23, and 20.…