Greenhorn Lessons

In between the never-ending movement of boxes and belongings, Natasha and I are still practicing our lines for the bachelorette party’s comedy murder mystery. We are pretty much “off book” as she calls it, acting out our scenes without robotic reading from a piece of paper. (Truth be told, I was the robot on the first night.) It’s been a trip, it’s been fun, and it’s been a learning process – this first-time, thespian experience. Natasha tells me I amRead more

The First Read-Through

I told the small group of men that if anything goes wrong, it’s Natasha’s fault. She dragged me into this. Thursday evening was the first read-through of the murder mystery/dinner theatre/bachelorette party/improv madness into which I’ve been thrown. Well, I guess I did say, “Okay, I’ll do it,” without too much of a twisting arm. It was Natasha’s encouraging words (“You’ll have fun! You’re funny! You have good comedic timing! You can do it!”) that inspired me to drag both feet outRead more

Adventure Around the Bend

A bridge to where, around the gray-board bend? A pond? A street? A gravel road? The local Subway? A bridge can lead to anywhere (or to nowhere in Alaska). It can be big and beautiful and famous… The Mackinaw Bridge leads from upper Michigan to lower Michigan, and the Sydney Harbor Bridge leads travelers from the North Shore to the central business district of the city. (Right M-R?) A bridge can be small and pedestrian, like the one above, waiting for theRead more