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On the Outs…

on July 31st, 2006 by mark

Of escrow that is. Well, we knew the job was dangerous when we took it. The “buyers” of our home chickened out today. Sissys. They couldn’t take the heat of having to sell their home and buy ours–they wouldn’t make the commitment like we did–to take some chances, believe that their house will sell and […]

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"A Night of Revels…"

on July 30th, 2006 by mark

“Oh, come now….The galants demand it! ‘Tis a night of revels…” …Iago in Othello Well I was right. Last night’s performance of Othello was our all around best. It was my personal best and I thinkas a show, it really took off, had a cohesion that it didn’t have before and I felt like there […]

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Time and Tide

on July 29th, 2006 by mark

Before I get started, I have to bring to your attention this article on my pal Edd. I used to freelance for the Ventura County Start and while doing that, I met Colleen Cason-a columnist at the paper. She wrote the piece and with a few minor errors, it tells Edd, Leanne and Jacob’s story […]

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Weekends and Wine

on July 27th, 2006 by mark

So behind, so behind. OK–Wine. Went to a tasting the other night and found everything we drank wonderful. That’s almost as bad as not liking any of it because then you’re sort of bound to buy something (we did) and spend money you don’t have (we didn’t). We split a case of meritage with our […]

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Soft Landing

on July 25th, 2006 by mark

The schedule has been way out of whack what with living the actor’s life and all. I can tell you that as much as I have learned and as much as I am enjoying being part of the cast for Othello, I thoroughly enjoyed the night off last night with Sue and Peanut. We went […]

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Out of Sorts

on July 23rd, 2006 by mark

A kind of tired I am unused to has phased in. Sue and Peanut went up to visit Sue’s brother, his wife and Sue’s niece yesterday in Fresno. Now, it was 117 degrees in Fresno, so I cannot complain about the heat here too loudly. But it was 110 in Thousand Oaks yesterday. By the […]

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Opening night

on July 22nd, 2006 by mark

Hard to explain last night, really. I’m not an actor (nor do I play one on TV), but last night I lived that life as Othello opened on the mainstage at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. My part is a small one, I’m on stage for about 10 minutes or so, but the play is so […]

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Cliches

on July 21st, 2006 by mark

Ah, gentles–last night’s tech/dress rehearsal was a minor success and tonight….The show goes on tonight. As I have a young child and my daughter is not, shall we say, a person who sleeps in–sleep has come in fits and starts. I did not return home from rehearsal last night until well after midnight again and […]

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New habits

on July 19th, 2006 by mark

As I write this I am at late rehearsal for Othello. We’re running Tech/dress rehearsals the process of which is maddening, but enlightening. Right now, Iago is swearing his “allegiance” to Othello to undertake whatever Othello wishes. I, on the other hand, am exhausted. I am no longer a nightowl as I was in college. […]

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Disney's Wine Programs

on July 17th, 2006 by mark

Sounds like Disney is struggling to figure out their wine program. This article is pretty interesting from the Wall Street Journal, a reputable and strong wine source. As a California resident and Disneyland season pass holder, I think the Florida experience mirrors the California one. (h/t The Disney Blog). According to the Disney Blog, The […]

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