Make 2017 Better Than 2016 With Books

2016 sucked, right? And if you’re like me, you want 2017 to turn that around. Well, we can. All we have to do is buy more books. Here are ten reasons why buying more books will make 2017 better ...

Family Hardware: Photo Preview

Director Dorinda Toner led a full-cast workshop of Family Hardware, which will enjoy three performances at the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works on January 24, 29, and 31, 2016 at Hipbone Studios. ...

Play write vs. Playwright

Playwright, or play writer? That is the question. For most of us who are engaged in this fascinating, collaborative creative exercise, the answer is the latter. Certainly this is true for me. I write ...

Let’s make Umpqua the last one.

Heartbreaking. Sickening. Twisted. Sad. Another mass shooting – this one, close to home. A shooter has killed at least seven and wounded another 20 or so at Umpqua Community College in southern ...

Pride goeth before the curtain

Tonight I’m attending a read-thru of my new (draft) play for Fertile Ground. It’s the second time in less than a week, and if this one goes like the first, a talented, experienced group of...