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Each month I post the progress of my New Year’s resolutions here as a means of holding myself accountable. The following are the results through the month of February. PERSONAL HEALTH 1. Don’t die. Didn’t even come close to dying. 2. Lose 20 pounds. I remain just one pound down. At this pace, I will…

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Back in January, Andy Mayo and I debuted our rock opera, The Clowns, at The Playhouse on Park. During our two weeks of workshop with the actors, musicians and director, there were three performances of the show. At the Saturday evening show, a man named Kevin Eldridge was present in the audience. Kevin grew up…

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This evening we will meet to discuss the future of The Clowns, the rock opera that my co-writer and I have spent the last five years writing. With two weeks to reflect on the workshop process that brought The Clowns to the stage for the first time, I had some final thoughts: 1. When collaborating…

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Long after I finished writing my first novel, SOMETHING MISSING, I discovered, only after my wife and therapist pointed it out to me, that I had written a book about my battles with post traumatic stress disorder, my hatred toward my evil step-father and my longing for my absent father. I didn’t know any of…

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Opening night of our rock opera, The Clowns, was a huge success. Over the last eight days, the actors, musicians and director have taken our original vision and brought it do life, and in the process, the show has become so much more complete. Most surprising for me has been the way in which the…

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I’ve been in the theater until 11:00 PM for the last three nights, working with actors and musicians and directors in order to bring our rock opera, The Clowns, from vision to reality. It’s been an amazing experience, but everything comes with a cost. For me, the cost has been missing moments like these for…

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The Clowns, the rock opera written by Andy Mayo and myself, continues its march to Broadway with a weekend production at the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT on January 4, 5 and 6. This will be staged workshop, meaning actors, directors and writers will spend two weeks perfecting the show (if that’s possible)…

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