Friday, September 25, 2009



That time again.

My new blog is here: will probably much about with themes, etc for a while.

Expect fun stuff!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Things are stirring up on the New Colony blog----check it out. Worth reading in general. Check it out:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good things


See: Theatre Seven's "Lies and Liars"
Read: Philip Roth's "The Counterlife"
Rent (eventually): "District 9" (not necessarily good enough to go see in theatres...but wonderful accents!)
Eat: Jerry's Sandwiches in Wicker Park on Division

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wall Carvings

I occasionally have trouble with old photographs.

Trouble is the wrong word. Difficulty processing? Mistaken expectations? Like many people, I find it hard to look at an old photograph and remember that the people in it lived-felt-breathed in exactly the same way that I do.

Then, other times, I get the all-important paradigm shift, where I can do nothing but read and imagine lives for each person I see. Complex stories, emotions, wants and needs for each still image. Refreshing, worrisome.

The long and short of it? Insomnia is a predatory thing, and catches up with us at unexpected times. 3:28, I should be back in bed, but sleep is a bit hard to come by these days.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chicago Life

I'm not a big proponent of money. I live frugally, spend thriftily, and like to think I give generously.

But man alive- life is so much easier when you are making enough to live comfortably.

If working for the Museum (versus certain other lines of work) has taught me anything, it might be this. Also, it's much better to love your job than not...but we'll get to that later. Or possible not.

These days, I'm able to shop for food without worry or guilt, see theatre regularly, and contribute to worthy causes. I can buy a friend dinner and not note in the back of my head that I won't be able to buy peanut butter for the next two weeks. All in all, not bad.

Since this is turning out to be a work update---both jobs are going swimmingly. Harry Potter at the MSI is exactly as hillarious and fun as it sounds, and I've been offered a staff position (!!!) at collaboraction---I'm the new "Marketing Coordinator"---which is very exciting. A nice situation, because I really believe in the art they do---if you haven't checked them out, follow these links:

Had the first rehearsal for my next theatre piece---staged reading a friend based on interviews with a man named Jacob who survived the holocaust, and the diary of his sister Sarah. Amazing, I feel very lucky to have the chance to work on it and see it grow. We'll be doing two nights of readings at the end of August--24th and 25th, with StrangeLoop Come check it out!

That's what I've got for now. More later? Possibly less self-indulgent navel-gazing...but not likely.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Two posts in as many days...

Amazing, right?

First off----the link to Collaboraction's Blog. I'm going to be posting in this fairly often---this week is an interview with Anthony Moseley (Collaboraction Artistic Director) on the upcoming "El Grito Del Bronx"...

Check it out:

News on the personal front:

-Gabe (my roomate) has returned!
-I'm starting to formulate plans for next September (not the coming one) that may involve higher education. Or rather, even higher education. Did that make sense?
-This is exciting, as it has inspired me to really get back in the saddle artistically. Expect to hear more on that soon (including possibly a Radio Play, an American Tour of a 1 woman show[I would be directing, rather than acting], and more!)
-I've decided to stay in Bridgeport for another year at least.
-Had a great birthday---lots of folks made the trek down to my neck of the woods, and there was celebration and carousing until well into the morning.

More as it comes!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fair number of things:

I'm on Twitter now: r0bingoodfellow.

I'll be writing in a second (professional) blog---I'll have the URL up soon. Its Collaboraction's official Blog, where I'll be writing both about what Collaboraction does and general arts news in Chicago.

I am (as of right now) getting an internet connection installed in my home, so I'll be trying to write in this every once in a while as well.

More life info to come soon.