Chookas Dahling!

If you are expecting a story about shoes, you’ve come to the wrong place. This post is about chookas, not chukkas. Chookas is a theatrical slang, used mainly in Australia, to wish a performer good luck – synonymous to “break a leg.” Actors, this is your 5 minute call. Chookas, everyone!  Fellow blogger and seasoned thespian Master of Something I’ve Yet to Discover  gave me her chooka blessing three days ago. It worked. Thank you! “Eclipsed,” the dinner theater murder mystery, is over andRead more

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

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