Friday, June 24, 2005
Sunny and warm
The Supreme Court has betrayed the American People yet again, by its latest ruling on Eminent Domain. Basically, any rich person can seize the land of any not-so-rich person in the name of “improving” the community. It is disgusting. Thank you, Sandra Day O’Connor, for a strongly worded dissenting opinion. I have often agreed with her in the past, but this time, she is right on the money.
Because my train left at 4:46 PM yesterday, at 4:20, I started to build a blog for an exciting new project. And I still made my train.
I am working on two exciting (to me, anyway), journal-based projects.
The first one to launch will be The Thirteen Traveling Journals project. Click the name for more information.
The second is The Place and Space Journal Project. Again, click the name for more information. I wanted to make sure I got the name (which turned out to be my second choice name) for it and set up the blog. It will launch farther into July, whereas the first project is already underway, and the first journals will go out by the next full moon.
Yeah, I know, just what I needed – more projects!
Both of these projects were inspired by the 1000 Journals project. I’ve been watching that for more than a year now. All their slots are full, believe it or not, so I decided, with their encouragement, to start the above-projects. There was some talk in a journal forum on iVillage about such a project, so I decided to do it. The desire’s been kicking around for awhile, so why not manifest it?
Show was fine yesterday. We’re getting through it. And managing a few laughs along the way, so, why not?
A workshop of a new musical is casting right now. It’s based on a familiar –well, I can’t give more details without giving too much away, and since what I’m about to say is extremely uncomplimentary and an opinion, not THE final word on it, I won’t give too many details. I heard who was cast and my first response was, “Do they want this project to fail?” It’s beyond unexpected casting. Unexpected casting often works. The people mentioned so far as cast are performers who don’t have the chops for it. Very interesting. I look forward to sitting back and seeing how it all spins out. Maybe we’ll all be wrong. But, having worked with some of the people in question and knowing their, um, limitations, I don’t think so.
On a happier note, some fascinating projects are rumored to be coming to town. My first instinct, of course, is to sort out what I want to work on. Then, I realized that by the time they come in, I probably won’t be here or be in the business anymore. And that’s okay! There will always be another show, and always something to catch my interest.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ll never fully leave the business until I move beyond commuting distance.
Must go in to the city early this afternoon, so I’d better knock out a few episodes of . . .something.
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