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Remembering, Forgetting, and Irony: Thinking About Kundera

February 18, 2013

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According to his translators, Milan Kundera writes, “remembering is a form of forgetting.” Why? Remembering is always a reconstruction and, eventually, a construction. Remembering can’t reproduce an experience. At best, it refers to it. Eventually, remembering creates a wholly different experience, with almost no connection to the original experience. Kundera also sets immediate experience — […]

Glory Days! Do You Reminisce Or Do You Analyze? Why?

January 31, 2011

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I realized something: I don’t reminisce; I analyze. By reminisce, I mean something like, “bask in the warm glow of a remembered past.” In contrast, when I think about my past, I examine my memories to better understand the choices I made in light of the circumstances I faced. The goal is to edify rather […]

Mosaic Moment: A Super-Secret-Bonus-Track

March 15, 2010

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Brains are pretty amazing. Last Saturday, I spent the morning and afternoon updating my play, Paris is Dead. I made a lot of changes in the grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I also found a new, illuminating, and crucial event in the final moments of the third act. For some, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure […]

Tangelico, A Play in One Act

December 4, 2008

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Jacob has the space booked. He is certain of it. He has proof, evidence, and memories. Furthermore, there are rules, systems, and procedures designed to resolve this very kind of conflict. Unfortunately, Jenna and Samantha won’t leave him alone, won’t let him get back to doing whatever he was doing — and would be doing […]

Oubliette (Co-written with Sam Varteniuk)

December 1, 2008

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The stage is divided by a wire fence about six feet high and six feet wide.  It is perpendicular to the audience.  To one side of the fence, SISYPHUS rolls a large rock up an incline. The labour is easy and he is not upset by it.  Once the rock is rolled to the top, […]

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