Lots To Think About
A lot going on all of a sudden: Greg’s ACL surgery is tomorrow. Brian got a full time unpaid internship which begins Monday, the same day as his training to be an ACT tutor begins — so he goes from having empty days to having too much to do. Whitney and John signed a lease for next year; John may finally have a lead on a job. Leigh Anna and I have found a venue to do Join the Club,...
Talent vs Experience
When people with no particular talent for something are nevertheless able to do that thing over and over again, they eventually have lots of experience doing it. I have noticed that when that occurs, those people tend to confuse the two: they come to believe that they have talent, rather than what they actually have — a long history of doing something poorly over and over again.
Why is this blog called “Semonate?” Because, when I began, I was on my high horse, looking for a perch from which to pontificate. Unfortunately, I couldn’t call this blog “pontificate,” because someone already had the name. I asked myself what was like pontificating, and it seemed to me that sermonizing was like pontificating, so, instead of...
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Fashion and general commentary, tastefully done.
“It’s called a job. It not about what you want to do; it’s...
"Letting Go" - Deleted "Empty Nest" rant
MEG On the way over, I ran into this woman I barely know, and she asked me whether Carl and I are moving now that Matt’s gone. Everyone I run into asks me that. It’s friggin’ annoying. LISA Oh, they’re just making conversation. They don’t mean anything by it. MEG You’re probably right, but actually, having the kids gone changes the way people look at you. And it pisses me off. It pisses me off...
"Letting Go" -- Resting place for deleted text
I’m working on a musical which, at least at the moment, is called “Letting Go.” It’s about the time of life when people become “empty nesters.” I chose this topic because I wanted to respond to the various issues and situations that arise at this time of life. The first draft of my show includes characters giving voice to many of my personal views. For better or...