Tuesday, December 4, 2018


When I left the board of directors of the theatre, I was feeling burned out and pulled in too many directions. I vowed that I would take at least a year off before doing anything else theatre-related. I realized, with great clarity, that theatre isn't my thing. It was my daughter's thing (now it isn't even her thing). So when I got the call about directing the February production of I Ought to be in Pictures, of course I said no. Absolutely not. Won't happen. Anyone but me.

The read-through is tonight. At my house. This is the LAST show I'm helping with.

New Year's resolution: Learn to say no.


  1. Laughing... and what do you mean by it's not your daughter's thing anymore?

  2. ohhhhh this was the story of my life for a long long time. Not theater, but church and school and art and scouts and and and.

    I miss the scouting (girl) a little bit and the rest not so much. It is good when you can get free.

  3. Good for you. I am on the board of directors for a film group that I have asked to be excused from for about 8 years. I do the website and mailing list and no one else wants to do that. Apparently if I quit the group will fall apart. When I started doing this (in the early aughts) there were at least 8 of us on the board. Now it is just Neil and me. Neil does a hell of a lot more than I do, so I stay. I wish it had died with its creator two years ago.

  4. As long as your blogging responsibilities come first.


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