Random Good Things On A Sunday Night

Father’s Day with my family was great. I’m a lucky man.

The first part of my arm surgery was smooth and successful. Part two will be in July, and a couple weeks after that I should have a working fistula for dialysis. That’ll be a lot nicer than these tubes in my chest.

I’ve been able to be at work a few times this week, slowly getting life moving towards the new normal. We had some callback auditions, and next season will be cast in the next week or so.

Rice Dream. No, I’m not dreaming about rice. Rice Dream is a pretty good non-dairy replacement for milk when I need something to put on cereal. (Dairy is pretty limited in my dialysis diet because of the phosphorous).

The Edge Of Tomorrow was a pretty fun movie. Having a day just hanging out with my son and seeing it was even better.

“Love Letter” is a fun, simple, fast-paced and family friendly card game that we just started playing. check it out!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope your week was as full of good things as mine!

Monday: A Pic Post Of Good Things

Random moments from the life of a Dad, Artistic Director, and Geek.

Sometimes your daughter gets old enough to drive a car.

And then you’re like


But then you get to do some light reading for work:


And you’re reminded


And the truth in that quote hits you like


And you think “There are a heck of a lot of wonderful things in my life”. Such as this renovation of the seating banks at Williamston Theatre:
From this…

20130826-123258.jpgto this…

20130826-123340.jpgwhere the second, third and fourth rows will have MUCH better sight lines to the floor of the stage, which is one more step to providing the best theatrical experience we can for our patrons!

In other good news, the Chelsea Community Fair was this weekend, and we had a blast. Along with rides and junk food and demolition derbies, we got to see this pig and her brand new piglets. Adorable, and now we’re fighting the urge to get a pig.


And, lastly, I’m excited to announce a new freelance gig – this Fall my pal Joe and I will be hosting a show on the TV Talk Network. TV Talk is a company that produces short-form talk shows discussing today’s favorite television entertainment. Joe and I will be hosting TV Talk: Hostages, a show about the new CBS series “Hostages”! Check out the details and download the free app at TV Talk – join us, it’ll be a ton of fun!


Wednesday’s Random Good Things


I love the cover of our new season brochure!


(I’m actually really really excited about all of next season – for more on that, click here!)

Speaking of theatre, we’re poised to finish our season next week at WT, and it looks like it’ll be the most successful we’ve had yet! Add to that the nice number of awards our teams were nominated for this season, and it sure makes me proud of everyone in the WT family for their hard work and dedication.

In non-work news, Maggie and I had a wonderful time running the Warrior Dash again this year:


We also, as a family, got to spend several days relaxing on the Thunder Bay river, visiting my parents. Did some fishing, some playing of board games, some tv and movie watching, catching up on some reading, and generally hanging out together. Perfect!

The Detroit Tigers are 21 games over .500 and leading their division by 5 games. I like this.

Fun TV Update: okay, so Falling Skies had a great season finale. Looking forward to that coming back next Summer. Also, I’m late to the party on this show, but HOLY COW Orphan Black is good!! Check it out, if you’ve not seen it: you won’t be disappointed. And there are some fun shows premiering this Fall… Now I’ve got to see if I’ve actually got time to watch them… 🙂

There are more good things… But now it’s time to relax for the night with my family… And that’s a pretty good thing too!

Happy Wednesday y’all!


Monday’s Random Good Thing Post

Happy Monday! How about some random good things?

“The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.” – Stephen Fry

Sometimes we all really need to examine our pancake situation and spruce it up a bit!

The Detroit Tigers, despite losing 5 of their last 6 games, are still clinging to 1st place in the AL Central! (Lets hope the bullpen and bats get a little more consistent than they’ve been as of late!)

So… Anybody watch Game of Thrones? How about that episode last night?!

10:53 by Annie Martin, at Williamston Theatre, is a big hit with our audiences! Great feedback and word of mouth. I had a blast directing this, the whole team was fabulous to work with. Don’t miss it!

Also, Ernie, which I also directed, is getting ready to open at The City Theatre in Detroit! Such a treat to bring this hit show back for a third season! Check it out! Here’s a pic of me with some of the Ernie gang: Megan Buckley, TJ Corbett and Will Young!


This break-up letter from a woman to her cheating boyfriend is just awesome!


More random good things

The last couple of weeks have been incredibly busy. Wonderful, productive and fun, and busy.
Some pictures, so I don’t forget!

20121122-000323.jpg Spending some quality time in the woods with my brother and father. (Unfortunately, no deer were harmed in the making of this picture.)

20121122-000521.jpgThe set model for END DAYS, coming up in 2013 at Williamston Theatre. (Kirk Domer = amazing set designer).

20121122-000729.jpgA picture from EBENEZER, now playing at Williamston Theatre! Gorgeous!

20121122-000848.jpgAn amazing breakfast from the College Inn B&B in Westerville, OH.

20121122-001415.jpgAt WT, our “Dark Nights In Billtown” series was a huge hit, thanks to the efforts of Artistic Associate Lynn Lammers. Staged readings of political plays, the weekend before the election, using the building in new and fun ways!

Lots more wonderful things going on… Including Thanksgiving tomorrow, and the chance to spend more quality family time. Hope life is terrific for all of you out there as well!