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A Great Night of Theatre

A GREAT NIGHT OF THEATRE Please don’t be mistook that I meant “a night of great theatre.” That’s not what happened. Instead Don and I were part of a group of eleven non-actors putting on a ZOOM production of “Arsenic … Continue reading

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A Cruise Like None I Had Ever Heard Of

I don’t know why I began to receive email ads for Uncommon Journeys, a company that organizes train holidays, but the ads were short and colorful so I just read them and deleted. Then in April 2019, a different ad … Continue reading

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2019, Part Two

Many, many years ago, when we first started to attend OSF productions, the motto was, “Stay three days, see three plays,” and all the plays were done in the outdoor theatre in the summer.  This year, and for several seasons … Continue reading

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2019 Season, Part One

(We flew down to Medford on June 3, shuttled into Ashland, checked into our usual motel [Bard’s Inn], and saw seven plays in four days, but ever since we had first made our reservations last November, I had begun planning … Continue reading

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THE FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

On August 25 and 26, Don and I were privileged to see and hear three plays that had never been seen before, plays that were “under construction,” new plays read by professional actors and prepared with the guidance of professional … Continue reading

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, August 2017, Part Two

As we promised last entry, we returned to Ashland to see the rest of the plays of the 2017 cycle, and this time our daughter Judy and her boyfriend Erik came up from California to join us. Before the plays … Continue reading

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, May 2017, Part One

Because we felt we were missing some great theatre, we now visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in two segments so that we don’t miss any plays; last week we returned from our first 2017 segment of five plays. Reviews follow: … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Shame on me! I haven’t posted to my blog since October 2016, despite my resolution to post something every month. In my list of drafts there are two unfinished posts, Last Seder in This House, and Live Theatre is Better … Continue reading

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Grandparents Weekend

On Fridays, our five-year-old Byron attends Wilderness Adventure School somewhere beyond Duvall. Last week, Don and I were invited to their Grandparents’ Day. In order to get to school at ten on Friday morning, we left our home in Seattle … Continue reading

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Narrative About Jeff’s Bicycling Accident

I have Jeff’s permission to share his article on my blog. Yesterday (Friday, October 7th), at around 2:40 PM, I had a head-on collision with a car.  I was traveling southwest on Madison street, and the other driver was making … Continue reading

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