So I got caught in a drenching storm in Austin yesterday afternoon. Was actually playing disc golf with a few work friends at a course out by the airport. Midway through, the rain came, a little at first, then more and more, until we were out in the open fields, maybe a mile from...Continue reading
Man, that was one stressful game. Down four in the bottom of the last inning. Way to pull through, fellas!...
So my kid has his first baseball playoff game tonight, a day after the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. And the local weather site says this: It is important for you to know there is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms for Central Texas this afternoon and evening. The entire area is under a SLIGHT RISK...Continue reading
I first heard about the Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) project back in late February of this year when I spotted a call for submissions on a theater website I usually read for reviews and notes on upcoming productions. Always on the lookout for local events to participate in, I read over the requirements and production details and...Continue reading
Two days after LTYM I had my first meeting with the director for a short play of mine that’ll be produced next month as part of ScriptWorks’ Out of Ink Show. I’m working with Ellie McBride again, and she’s great for me. She’s insightful, blunt and friendly. I always learn something about my writing–and...Continue reading
Still digesting everything that went through my head last week, and hope to write more about it. But a couple of things I want to get down before I forget: 1) This KUT (NPR affiliate) story played on the radio while I was in my car Thursday morning. A huge thrill! http://kutnews.org/post/listen-your-mother-austin-heartwarming-stories-central-texas-mothers 2) I...Continue reading
So Thursday was a great night. Great crowd, great people. And it all went off without a hitch. What a week!...
Well, tomorrow’s it. The night we’ve been working toward for weeks. The LTYM show is happening at 7pm and it’s fully sold out (300+ attendees). I’m excited about it, but also know that I won’t be able to stop myself from sweating and trembling a bit as I’m sitting there waiting to tell my story. That’s...Continue reading
Went to a ScriptWorks-sponsored workshop with the estimable Kirk Lynn last night. It’s the first workshop like this I’ve been too in a long time (too long, I guess). There were a dozen or so of us there and it was a fun, thought-provoking evening of exercises and discussion. Still mulling everything we went over. Kirk gave...Continue reading
So the boys had a great day today, at least in terms of statistics and performance. 7-year-old, who has never hit more than a double at a baseball game before, hit THREE home runs today in four at-bats. And he almost had a fourth too, with the bases loaded, but the shortstop was somehow...Continue reading