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“What’s Past is Prologue”

Carroll O’Connor was Ireland to me. His love of language, literature and performance seemed to have been “fertilized” in the history and culture of Ireland. He was progressive, comfortable with diversity, pushing himself to be a part of the future rather than the past. He was a pioneer in so many ways.

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Does that not matter?

Been in a fragile recovery – trying hard to find a way forward. I’ve read pieces in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, watched some of SNL last Saturday night, have had many conversations with folks from coast to coast. I’m still in shock!

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“Underground Railroad”

“Underground Railroad” By Colson Whitehead. Please read this book. Reading black writers helps me put the madness of this week into a manageable hierarchy of human experience.

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Heading home to LA!

Did I know that Kansas City, MO was so lovely? No? Well it is! Spent 2 days with the MFA Theatre students and with Ricardo Khan and Sibusiso Mamba (South African writer/actor who now lives and works in London) doing an intensive on Freedom Summer 1964 and South African journey out of Apartheid- the basis for the new play we’re writing.

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My new project: “Freedom Summer”

Butterflies congregating in my stomach. Yikes! A new project looms! God, please give me the strength, the energy, the heart and the brains to do a better-than-good job! Thank You!!

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Chicago Winter (poem)

Whisper winter’s silence all still but the empty cold waves enticing me to roll along the tumbling shore. Shadows of a rusty kneed laughing boy who has long since relinquished his dreams of summer joy. I stand where he played. As close as my feet shoed, stockinged...

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WAVES ROLL IN TO GRAB OUR BURDENS AND CARRY THEM OUT TO SEA!

THANK GOD!

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