A very important letter about your future.

Dear Inmate Number 75309, Congratulations on the completion of your appeals hearings!  We hope the experience was a rewarding one, and that you feel you know more about the Justice System now than you did coming into them. The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Office of the Attorney General will be reviewing your case […]

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Fencepost

“Pick one fencepost, and just keep going towards it.”  This was Dad’s version of slow and steady, I guess.  I was only eight, a quarter of the age of the tractor, but I was excited.  I was getting to drive.  And drive a tractor.  Dreams do come true… The tractor was digging a narrow trench in which […]

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Blowhard.

I stayed after improv class last night to watch a show.  I was feeling weird, but I was thinking about my day in terms of improv, and how to apply it to my work onstage, and I thought that talking about it would be just *the best* suggestion.  The cue is always “someone who’s never […]

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Pac-Man Shelves

There is a soft spot in my heart for kitsch, but I try to be a little careful about what I spend (waste? no…) my money on.  Thanks to the inspiration of my friend Katie, though, I’m adding things to the world, rather than just consuming them.  Check out the bookshelf we built (her Christmas […]

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Bridgeport, Nebraska , is Hip as Heck

I just found out that Forbes listed “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods”.  My hometown of Bridgeport was not on there, but my current ‘hood of Wicker Park made number four – and it just so happens that another Bridgeport High School Graduate – my cousin Paul – also lives here.  It may not sound like much, but […]

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