A Passion That Soars

There is something momentous and magical taking place in southern New Mexico’s theater community: a growing sensibility that professionalism and uncommon stagecraft is not out of reach. Las Cruces may not have the deep pockets and wide community appeal of other metropolitan regions, but it does have an enormously capable pool of talent to draw…… Continue reading A Passion That Soars

Raising The Bar, Chicago Style

There is something wonderful happening down here in the borderlands. If you have been following my writing over the last few years, you know that has become my mantra of sorts. Whether it’s because the dry heat is mummifying my brain or there really is a change taking place I really couldn’t say at times,…… Continue reading Raising The Bar, Chicago Style

A Dickens of a Dud

There is something altogether fascinating about the Victorian era. It has come to be known as a time of refined sensibilities, straitlaced moralism and restrained romanticism as depicted in the works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope and the Bronte sisters. Ladies and gentlemen did not “go to bed,” during the 19th century, as that…… Continue reading A Dickens of a Dud

The Power of Nine

Some of the best things in life are limited. The unparalleled joy and excitement of being offered a dream job. The fully realized taste of extravagance in an ongoing buffet of austerity. The gloriously shocking smell of rain after a long and persistent drought. That giddy, stomach dropping, never-to-be-repeated-in-quite-the-same-way sensation one gets with the realization…… Continue reading The Power of Nine