Philosophy For Dummies

On my way through the chaos of the Financial District, headed to the studio, I stumble across a place to quietly contemplate all of our mortality. photo (68) Other times in which I contemplate my mortality are: on the subway, when the subway is somehow suddenly SO BROKEN and I am wasting whole decades waiting for it to arrive, when there are crazy people yelling at me, when there are crazy people yelling at each other.

How To Board A Plane Properly (Big Hint: Don’t Lose Your Photo ID)

Sometimes your driver’s license mysteriously vanishes, and you can only imagine that it is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or buried in the sands of SF’s nudist septagenarian biker beach. And then you must approach TSA somewhat in the manner that a lost explorer might approach a pride of giant bear-lions. First use your charm, then use THE POWERS OF DISTRACTION.

me: they’re letting me on the plane anyway?
A: HOW IS THAT?
me: i just started flinging fistfuls of IDs at them
(Juilliard, credit card, metrocard)
like, ID after ID,
then random pieces of paper
receipts, grocery lists, love letters
and they were at first utterly unimpressed
but then they were flattened into submission.
A: I have no words.
me: I am a disaster.
And now I am boarding my plane.

Make Way For Unicorns

You never know what you’ll see on the way to rehearsal…

Saito and I make a new friend

Saito and I make a new friend

Giant ants are taking over! And some of them are the same color as my cowboy boots! photo (63) What’s a beautiful walk through the park without a thick miasma of pot smoke? photo (65)

“After Times Of Great Stillness, Come Times Of Great Roadtrips.” – Not Confucius

The morning after 12 hours of sitting in exactly the same position in front of a laptop, and questioning every choice that has lead me to a lifestyle in which 12-hour laptop-related stretches are not uncommon, I was rescued by the inimitable Saito. And thus began a whirlwind road-trip.

Playwrights contemplate the ocean.

Playwrights contemplate the ocean.

Playwrights on the beach!

Playwrights on the beach!

Playwrights behind bars!!

Playwrights behind bars!!

Playwright caught pretending to be an airplane.

Playwright caught pretending to be an airplane.

And back over the bridge just in time for rehearsal...

And back over the bridge just in time for rehearsal…