How Do We Cope?

“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman “But during the war,–in the middle of all that blood and dirt and hot and cold–everyday and night, I’d have moments, Maggie, when I saw the things that we could do when it was over. When you’reContinue reading “How Do We Cope?”


“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley “It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” ~ Marcus Tillius Cicero “My role in society, or any artist’sContinue reading “Reflections”

My Favorite Class to Teach

“I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.” ~ Frank Capra “A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all thatContinue reading “My Favorite Class to Teach”