Today this blog embarks on its seventh year, calling to mind the words of A. A. Milne:
“the only excuse which I have yet discovered for writing anything is that I want to write it; and I should be as proud to be delivered of a Telephone Directory con amore as I should be ashamed to create a Blank Verse Tragedy at the bidding of others.”
So brace yourself for another year of unbidden Blank Verse Comedy from infinite curves.
The new year is a time to shed old habits. I’m not very good at shedding old habits, though, so I’ll begin this year the same way I have the last five: by reviewing some highlights from the last 12 months.
Guest residency at the Wintergreen Summer Arts Academy.
Figments and Fragments in Salt Lake City and Boise, and a premiere for Brio.
Fanfare Magazine’s “Best of 2010” list for Appendage and Other Stories.
Sometimes old habits taste like old wine; sometimes they taste like old fish. 2010 was one of the good years. A heartfelt thanks to everyone out there who played, listened to or even thought about my work.
Let’s get 2011 rolling now, shall we?