Tag Archives: Attitude

Graduation Speech, Improv Style

‘Tis the graduating season. This past month my wife was contacted by an old grade school classmate, Kevin. It seems that 25 years ago she and he delivered co-Eighth Grade Graduation speeches. His task was to talk about the past, and her’s … Continue reading

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Through…

Ok… sorry folks… this is going to get esoteric. In my previous post I talked about the struggle. I thought I would then go back to writing about improv-y things… like AEIOU and the like. However, blogs and writing and … Continue reading

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The only way out is through

Life can get pretty messy and complicated and scary at times, can’t it? Just like being in the middle of an improv scene when you aren’t quite sure where it is going. I know every improviser can relate to that … Continue reading

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Who am I?

This is a small interlude from my current writing about AEIOU. I’ll get back to that… but this was important. I have a problem and I suspect most improvisers have the same problem as me. I want to be liked … Continue reading

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Surprise me

I’ve been performing improv for a long time. This is my 22nd year of being in an improv troupe. I have done Short Form, Harolds, Theater Sports, created my own long forms, etc, etc, etc. I am not saying this … Continue reading

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Hooked

In her book, “Taking the Leap,” Pema Chodron, a Buddhist monk describes the concept of Shenpa. Shenpa is a Tibetan word generally translated as attachment. Pema, however, suggests a different translation: hooked. When we are hooked, Pema explains, something, an … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

I have family visiting this week, so I am a little too unfocused to write a lot. I have had a metablog entry growing in my head for a while now, so I think this is a perfect time to … Continue reading

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