"The idea is to work and to experiment. Some things will be creatively successful, some will succeed at the box office, and some will only - which is the biggest only - teach you things that see the future. And they're probably as valuable as any of your successes." - Hal Prince Ideas Need Human… Continue reading The Women’s Cycle: The Aftermath
Where Am I? When I was about seven years old my Mother asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. At that age I was already writing stories, but II don' know that I realized it could be a profession until I was about eleven years old. I remember having a visual… Continue reading New Year, New Choices
The Fear Is Real My Brother and I were sitting in a Lyft car that was taking us to The Duplex on Sunday, January 21 at 4:30pm. While my Brother watched the football game on his telephone I was melting down on the inside. We crossed over to the FDR and I asked him if… Continue reading Dear Typecast 2018, THANK YOU!
Picking my battles I'm on Twitter pretty regularly which can sometimes be hazardous to my health. That said, this year has taught me to pick my battles. If I get angry about everything I'll have high blood pressure, my depression will spike and I won't be productive. Learning to pick my battles is hard for… Continue reading My Blogtober 2017 challenge
“If you hear my idea but don’t believe it, that’s not your fault; it’s mine. If you see my new product but don’t buy it, that’s my failure, not yours. If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my fault too."- excerpt from Seth Godin's book "Tribes" The Land of Misfit Toys A pseudonym… Continue reading Making A Podcast: Finding Our Audience
The Beginning is Near It is 2am on Monday. I'm sitting on my couch sweating because the laptop I've been working on for so long is burning my legs. It's overworked, I'm overworked. It has a fan, I have a fan. We are both still overheated and only half way though. There are hours of… Continue reading Making A Podcast: It’s Alive!
Quick Quick Slow...Quick Quick Slow With all of the recording sound issues we've had (and still have) the date to post came quicker than we thought. When Pamela and I first announced we were doing this, June felt like light years away. Here I am, typing this blog post on June 1st and I'm not… Continue reading Making A Podcast: Are we Ready?
"Remember Why You Started. Don't Give Up, Find A Way" - Unknown Testing...Testing...1,2,3 Sound. Turns out you need sound to have a podcast. See, we forgot this was our first rodeo when it comes to podcasting and we thought we had it in the bag. Well...we didn't. After recording two episodes for our focus group… Continue reading Making A Podcast: Oh the Mistakes You’ll Make!
“Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest.” - Elizabeth Gilbert What should we talk about? I was late as usual to meet my friend. I get to the coffee shop and she's already there with her Iced Green tea and I yell, "Hello!" and run into the shop to get my… Continue reading Making A Podcast: The Good, The Bad & The Vampires
This morning will be the final installment of Gabra's tenure as our Professor. Gabra has taught me so much about embracing the patchwork life of a creative. When I was a teenager I had a vision of what my path would be and needless to say, it doesn't look anything like what I expected. I… Continue reading How To Be A Wizard-Professor Gabra Zackman Session 3: Part 3