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On Suffering

Published on June 16, 2012 by in Uncategorized

 One of my favorite poems is W.H. Auden’s  “The Old Masters”. It begins,   “About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters; how well, they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;” It was inspired by his visit to a

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No buts about it!

Published on June 13, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The most important concept in improv based training is “yes, and.” We contrast it with “yes, but.” The point is that “yes, and” invites progress. And while saying “yes” is good, implying acceptance of your conversational partners idea,  “Yes, and” not only accepts the idea, it builds on it. This is the soul of creativity and

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More lessons from my knee.

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

I continue to learn from my gimpy knee. Last week we took our family vacation at Universal Orlando. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the rest of the gang hobbling along with my cane so, much as I hated to do it, I rented an Electric Courtesy Vehicle. I did feel

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