The Power of Plays to Navigate Political Uncertainty

Two elaborately costumed actors take a curtain call.

Introduction Theater comments on politics and society. Plays speak truth and connect deeply. In times of upheaval, plays become more powerful. Theater helps navigate complex issues, inspires action, and promotes understanding. The Power of Empathy Plays have a remarkable power to create empathy. When we watch a play, we are […]

October 19, 2023

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Contemporary Medical Terminology

For today, we have three, interrelated medical neologisms… WEB-MD-OSIS: Based on the patient’s research on WebMD, they are convinced they have either Ebola, cancer or some other deadly disease. HYPER-GOOGLE-CHONDRIA: Based on the patient’s research on the Google search engine, they are convinced they have either Ebola, cancer or some […]

February 25, 2019

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Today is a Good Day; or “Why Antonin Scalia is a Big Ol’ Gas-Bag”

Today, we experienced a moment that can only be described as historic.  When SCOTUS handed down its decision on Obergefell vs. Hodges, it dismantled many of the legal arguments against marriage equality; clearly a victory for those of us who feel couples should be able to marry, regardless of their gender.

June 26, 2015

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The Classic Feghoot

Friends and family have long known of my love for the much-malighed Feghoot.  What, pray tell, is a feghoot?  Wikipedia defines it, somewhat dryly, as : A story pun (also known as a poetic story joke or Feghoot) is a humorous short story or vignette ending in a pun (typically […]

June 25, 2015

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