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The preparation part is easy. It's the trust bit that can will rock you. Preparation is a matter of want, will, and good scheduling. Trust is a matter of recognizing. Recognizing that you've been here before. This isn't the first time you've regretted taking on a project, or having an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at As I Learn Them
Watch an instrumentalist. She'll teach you that it only takes a pair of hands to save the world. Watch a singer. He'll teach you that a voice can save your life, or someone else's. When there is nothing left, nothing; voice, hands. Use them. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at As I Learn Them
L I N K E D We hear it often, and not enough: all injustices are linked. So yes, the dearth of color in Hollywood, is linked to the poisoned water of Flint, it's linked to vandalized Mosques, graffitied and door handles wrapped with bacon, it's linked to middle-of-the-night deportation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at As I Learn Them
I'm settled when I think about how little an effort it takes to be a miracle. The meaning of a miracle shifts day-by-day. Yes, some days it is curing disease or destroying inequality. Most days, it's a kiss, or listening, or the eyes, being truly looked at. Be a miracle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at As I Learn Them
When the overpowered try to explain to you their pains and injustices, listen. Really listen. See us. Don't rationalize. The filter that you use to see the World, doesn't fit our brown faces. It doesn't fit our wheelchairs, our breasts, our hunger, our cardboard homes, our Qurans, our children's bullet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at As I Learn Them
My relationship with religion is thin. I am suspicious of rules, rituals, and tradition. This is not to say that I'm completely against rules and rituals. Actually, I'm an avid rule-follower in my day-to-day life, and because of that, I find the guilt that consumes me when I break rules... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at As I Learn Them
Someone is making me aware of the parameters. The self-constructed parameters. He told me to look left and right, not just up and down. "In fact, open your eyes wide and move your head in a circular motion." I have all of this? I can use all of this? He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at As I Learn Them
Protect your peace. It's easy: harboring grudges, resentment, guilt, anxiety, all of it. It's easy, but, ineffective. Protecting your peace isn't inactive. Have the difficult, awkward conversation. Brace yourself for the fight. And if you fight humbly, with the sole intention of protecting peace, you may learn something about yourself.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at As I Learn Them
There are gifts to be mined from every interaction. We must listen with the intent to understand. If you listen and stop short at hearing, you've heard and haven't received. Listening is an act of giving, but there is always a gift to receive. It's a mutual thing. When we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at As I Learn Them
We've seen Winter. Resting, contemplating, preparing. We've seen Spring. Planting seeds. We've planted seeds as recent as this past September, and some were planted all the way back in 2005. Seeds were planted the day a new relationship was formed. And some were planted when relationships ended, broken by death.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at As I Learn Them
A few years ago, an extraordinary (and Tony-winning) composer said to me and a small group of other hungry theatre-artists, "the best thing you can do, is learn how to communicate your thoughts and ideas effectively." The goal is connection. How can use language to truly connect with the people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at As I Learn Them
I've shared this story before. I want to share it again. Around this time last year, I was in a cab in Dallas, heading to my lodging from DFW. My usual traveling excitement/nerves/curiosity always manifests itself in the form of Chatty Kathy, so of course, I couldn't help but to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at As I Learn Them
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