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    Tue, 2 Oct 2018
    blogSun On The Village: A Poem for Puerto Rico

      Wind, water, and earth Lifetimes buried in dirt Everything’s raining at once But the Sun was shining first   Sometimes it just peeks Sometimes it just sleeps What is it doing when we feel abandoned Like a promise it couldn’t keep   The village weeps     Sea breeze and... more...

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    Tue, 17 Jul 2018
    blogMy Feets

      My, my, my...   While confined in the sky I came across your letter, You wrote it from a jail They locked you up cause you were fed up,   But your wings had been clipped from the day you were born So to you, that loss of flight was familiar. In fact it was norm. Yet you had the awareness to weather that... more...

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    Mon, 26 Jun 2017
    blogAn Artist on Top of the World – Remembering...

    One night during Memorial Day weekend of 2014, my friend Bobby and I stood on the roof of a skyscraper residential building on 72nd street. As our friends and family partied around us and fireworks went off in the distance, we looked down upon New York City. I said to him, “Everything that we want is within reach, bro.” He... more...

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    Mon, 12 Jun 2017
    blogPeace Is Complicated

    The philosopher Confucius was onto something when he stated, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” This quote applies to many areas of life, but these days it makes me think specifically about conflict resolution, particularly on a national and global level. It seems that the higher the stakes are,... more...

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    Thu, 18 May 2017
    blogWhen Companies You Love Do Bad Things

    I find myself running out of airlines to choose from. Recent news reports of passenger mistreatment leave me disappointed in these companies for their policies and/or personnel, and I remember these feelings when I travel, which is fairly frequently. If I am to maintain a stance of solidarity with the grossly mistreated, my options are... more...

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    Thu, 6 Apr 2017
    blogMy Workplace is Sacred

    I often refer to Studio 145, the performing space housed at Intersections International, as a sacred space. Its prestige is tied to religion, but not one particular religion. It’s a space where reverence is expected for all people, with respect for their spiritual beliefs. I believe that universal kind of reverence is foundational... more...

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    Mon, 27 Feb 2017
    blogWhen I Took On a Role Originated for a White Man

    Last year, I began playing the role of Sam Simon in the one-man (and two musician) play The Actual Dance, the story of a married couple’s navigation of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis, told through the husband’s perspective. The anxiety and anticipation of potentially losing her is compared to waiting in a ballroom to... more...

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017
    blogAm I Willing to Die For Justice?

    I’ve probably heard it a thousand times now, Martin Luther King’s “Mountaintop” speech. He gave the speech in Memphis, TN the night before his assassination. It’s haunting.  Especially the end where he specifically talks about having “been to the mountaintop.”  And then it’s... more...

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    Thu, 22 Dec 2016
    blogThe Good in Messy Theatre

    “It felt very one-sided,” one audience member said. “It’s one side of the story. Good theatre should at least create a sense of doubt about the message.” “So basically, he’s saying ‘All Lives Matter,’” a friend later said to me, summing up that audience member’s gripe. I... more...

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    Mon, 22 Feb 2016
    blogArtist Fighting Cancer

    Last month, a close friend of mine was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, and my life perspective hasn't been the same since. He's very young, and the thought of him having to fight such a challenging battle, let alone — God forbid — possibly losing this battle, reinforces the idea that life isn't fair,... more...