Thursday, September 6, 2012

I cannot wait for the election to be over. At the end of the day nothing will change until both sides learn to work together. We ask our children to take responsibility for their actions. How can they, when the leaders of this country are more interested in placing blame than solving problems? Where are the role models? Where are the adults? I look at politicians and all I see are a bunch of old children running around. 

Age does not make you an adult. Taking responsibility, solving problems, working together to correct mistakes instead of trying to blame someone, that's what adults do.  The only reason to find the source of a problem is to correct it and prevent it from happening again, not to point the finger. True change can only come when people really want it.

Quite frankly the similarities between Reagan and Obama are striking. Both presidents inherited a failed economy, foreign turmoil and a growing national debt. Both presidents sent the country into trillions of dollars in debt to try and bring the country out of a recession. Both presidents suffered brutal criticisms from the opposition.  And both presidents were victims of discrimination during their respective elections, Reagan for his age and Obama for his heritage. Finally both presidents were adults, making hard choices and taking responsibility for better or worse for their decisions. Whether you agree or disagree with Obama's policies you have to respect that he did something. He reformed medical care allowing children to receive benefits from their parents until 26, he regulated the banks so they could no longer set up customers for large fees and penalties and he ended the war in Iraq. He also continued the war in Afghanistan.

This author is not passing judgement on whether these were good changes or bad, merely stating the fact that they did happen as Obama promised. Furthermore I am undecided about the upcoming election. I just wish that the voting populace would behave like adults and educate themselves to both sides to make an informed decision and not decide how to vote based on what their favorite talk show host has to say. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Freezing in the Auditorium but worth it.

I love working in the theater. The excitement of building the set and watching a show come to life. Solving the problems of making the director's vision a reality without having to give him too many reality checks. This week I witnessed 9 boys working together to make a castle take shape. Troubleshooting and collaborating, It's a wonderful thing!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back again

Last night I was privileged to see my daughter's first NYC show opening. Off, off Broadway in a tiny little black box venue, but still it was exciting. Great job by Christian (the fabulous director, and founder of The Theater Project), Keri Anne (Stage Manager extraordinare and my daughter) and all the other crew and actors associated with 4.48 Psychosis. This compelling and often disturbing play(?) by Sarah Kane was expertly performed, visually amazing, and will keep you thinking long after the lights go up on the final scene. A must see! GREAT JOB GUYS!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies and Milk

Price chopper has the closest thing to Archway that I can find. There is nothing like Oatmeal Cookies and milk as a bed time snack.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An update

I really have no time to be writing on this thing but what the hell. My daughter calls this productive procrastination. You know when you clean out that closet that has been a mess for years because you don't want to start that paper. All of a sudden cleaning that messy closet becomes the most important thing in the world that can't possibly be put off any longer. Well this post is like that. I am trying to concentrate on doing actual course work but I have neglected this blog (that no one reads) for 6 months, so updating it has become the most important thing that can't possibly be put off one moment longer!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

There is so much pain in this world. Walk down the street of any large town or small city and you will see flyer after flyer of families struck with tragedy. Every day my husband and I worry about our bills and small stresses that effect our lives, but forget how blessed we are. Sometimes I wish I could hug the world. Sometimes I wish I were wealthy or powerful enough to take away the pain of these families or help them out financially at least. Sometimes I wish I were not so self-involved. Life goes by so quickly, if you don't stop and look around once in a while you may miss the best of it. Look around at those who mean the most and give them all the love you can. Find a reason to laugh everyday in spite of what life throws at you and you can survive anything. Treasure the moments with those you love as they end way too quickly. LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE. It's the best we can give of our selves.