Archive | October, 2009

Where Did You Get That Toy? Part Four

You knew we’d eventually detour our way back to this story: Client hired me to produce an internal training video and they wanted to shoot it in their Japan office.   Guests in Tokyo As I bragged in a previous columnPost/blog, I had spent the full ten hours of the flight from Seattle to Tokyo […]

Where Did You Find That Toy? Part Three

Client hired me to produce an internal training video and they want to shoot it in their Japan office. Yesterday My Evil Twin went on a rant about ugly American travelers.  Many people reside inside me; luckily they all can write decent stuff…but sometimes, one of them goes off topic.  Today, perhaps, one of my […]

Where Did You Find That Toy? Part Two

Client hired me to produce an internal training video and they want to shoot it in their Japan office. Yesterday My Evil Twin went on a rant about travel and global poverty.  Many people reside inside me; luckily they all can write decent stuff…but sometimes, one of them goes waaaay off topic.  Today, back on […]

Where Did You Find That Toy? Part One

So… an opportunity to travel.  Client hired me to produce a training video and they want to shoot it in their Japan office.   Before the quake and tsunami. I’m not a big traveler.  I don’t get joy out of it.  Most people, when they travel, focus on the differences–the new experiences.   I focus on […]

The List

Here follows a list of the best stageplays ever: “Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe” by Jane Wagner “Salesman” by Arthur Miller “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel “Medea” by Seneca “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco “Tartuffe” by Moliere “Throwing Your Voice” by Craig Lucas “Lie of […]

Loving Your Characters, All of Them

My writing partner always tells me, “I love all these characters.” She means even the bad guys. Humans are not perfect.  If we were, stories, novels, campfire tales, films, ballets, operas, paintings or screenplays would not be interesting.  We will never be perfect; it is our struggle to become better that makes us worthy.  The […]

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