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thoughts about local political talk

Here are some thoughts I thought about the Rowan County, North Carolina, campaign for County Commission — a very interesting and frustrating topic.

This blog is great. It describes what happened: ”What is the Fish House?”

These Facebook pages are also great: Fire Jim Sides and Craig Pierce and La Resistance.

I may be wrong (and

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Purple, directed by Michael Kamel

In October, Michael Kamel, a young filmmaker, asked if he could use the script of my short play, “Purple,” for a short film.

I said sure, go for it. Michael is a freshman at George Mason University.

I get a fair number of requests such as this. They ALL warm my heart — and

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The Lego Movie

I missed a lot of good movies this year.

Last Saturday night, having had the opportunity to see a movie for the first time in a while, I scanned the web, looking for something good.

I wanted to see 12 Years a Slave – and I will see it – but I had spent a

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A letter to the editor, Steve Mensing

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the plug for our show, Laugh Tracks, at Spoken Space Theatre. FYI, it’s entirely inaccurate. The sketches we have planned are not the ones you list. I won’t be linking to it, but you know what you wrote (using the name Diane Goldstein).

While we do appreciate the publicity,

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Laugh Tracks — I’m really proud of this show (and having fun, too)

My latest venture — and some links that go with it.

In terms of theatre, this is not exactly ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’  – but it’s been a blast, a chance to really explore the creation of comedy, and see people develop.

Comedy group finds inspiration in Rowan life … and isn’t

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an amazing bladder

Stories about other people’s dogs are usually not that interesting.

That said, stories about my own dog are endlessly intriguing. To me. And this is one of those stories.

Alicia and I do not leave town often. So Jackie-Mudpie (our dog), has only been boarded a few times in her ten year life.

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Donald Hughes’ photos of J.F.K.’s Funeral Procession

My good friend, Donald Hughes, sent me this link tonight:

A Spectator’s View of J.F.K.’s Funeral Procession

Donald did the photography for my film, Coffee Therapy. This is a side of Donald I did not know. I knew he was incredibly great to work with, completely competent and talented and hard working

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he said she said

He: I’m not sure what you said.

She: You didn’t listen.

He: I know.

She: So now you don’t know.

He: I will if you tell me.

She: Repeat it?

He: Yes.

She: Double trouble for me and reward you for not listening?

He: If you want me to know what you’re saying.

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Breaking Bad, Enough Said

I just looked up Breaking Bad on Wikipedia.

I heard about it, for the first time, a couple of weeks ago. Somebody asked me if I had seen it and I thought it was a movie, possibly an HBO series.

Since then I’ve seen it on Facebook constantly and on all the news

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I love this short film

I love this video (from code.org). It reminds me of the good ol’ days, when I was a tech facilitator at the “old” West Rowan Middle School. We had a computer lab with 14 Apple IIe computers. The best thing about the IIe is that, unlike my Apple II Plus at home, it

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