moving: chapter eight (the other new job)

In fairly short order, a second gig has come presented itself, and I will now be teaching voice and piano lessons for Bay Colony Performing Arts Academy in Foxborough, Massachusetts. I don't know many details right now, other than I'll be giving private lessons three days a week, for what sounds like a wide range … Continue reading moving: chapter eight (the other new job)

moving: chapter five (what am i doing here?)

The self-doubt is settling in. This is not a pity piece.  I'm not sharing this to invite waves of well-wishing from all my friends back in Bloomington.  I just need to dwell a little bit on the challenges of entering a new job market. ***** I have no idea what I'm doing here.  The possibilities seem … Continue reading moving: chapter five (what am i doing here?)

one year later…

Completely by chance, I decided to check up on my blog this afternoon.  And I discovered, interestingly enough, that it had been exactly one year since my last published post. I've been told that the key to successful blogging is regularity.  Well... fuck that, I guess... Seriously, though, I don't necessarily enjoy the fact that I've … Continue reading one year later…

retirement: epilogue…

(read Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three) So, clearly, I didn't actually quite theatre.  If I had, I probably wouldn't have gone most of the year without writing and posting anything.  As I discovered last fall (when I first declared my "retirement"), my writing output acquires a certain regularity when I'm not spending nearly … Continue reading retirement: epilogue…

retirement: chapter three

(read "chapter one" and "chapter two") I have a drummer curse.  Seriously.  When it comes to hiring drummers for shows, I am completely, absolutely, irredeemably cursed. It all started with the very first show I ever music-directed -- a University Players production of 'The Rocky Horror Show'.  I had booked -- weeks in advance, mind … Continue reading retirement: chapter three