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June 20, 2020

We are, right now, in the midst of the largest moment of social clarity that we have experienced in almost two generations.  It is hard. It will ask a great deal of everyone.

I take exception with anyone who thinks it is good.  If you think that all the pain and destruc...

June 1, 2020

The last few weeks of media coverage, for as tragic as it has been, offer a clear line from thought to action when it comes to the grim reality that Black people have suffered through for far too long in this country. I want to start and end with as much compassion tha...

May 28, 2020

I do not consider myself an expert in much of anything; not even myself.  Were that so, I believe that I would already own an island somewhere and be the benevolent despot of my own utopian state.  I do not consider myself an academic.  Though I hold a deep and abiding...

May 4, 2020

I have traveled across this country more times than I can remember. Hopping ocean to ocean and so many places in the between.  As a performer of my own work and even when I am performing for others.  I am almost never doing it where I live.  Flying and driving distance...

April 14, 2020

Believe it or not, at a certain point, every empire ends. Never because it wants to, but because it cannot see beyond itself. It does not know how to identify and address its blind spots. It believes it is the master of all things not in its control. They could not hea...

October 15, 2017

“A guy walks into an airport...”

Please forgive me for interrupting my bad joke, but I think it is important to frame it for you.  I came across an interesting little tid-bit earlier this week.  It caught my eye for a couple reasons.  First, it happened just a couple ho...

September 28, 2017

After having endured another round of ham-fisted divisive remarks by our chief executive – designed to bring more heat than light to the complicated issues we need to wrestle with as a country – I went searching for some light.  I found it in Bob Costa (