Theatre Thursday

Correcting Corrective

Theatre artists all find it necessary to begin their work from a neutral foundation.  Actors find a neutral, unaffected voice and posture as the build a character.  Costume designers start each rendering with a neutral figure so that they can illustrate clothes for a character.  Lighting designers use neutral colors (amber and blue) to create… Continue reading Correcting Corrective


Singing and Dancing in the Rain

Now, more than ever, the message of “good to all,” “choose to be happy” and “be the difference” needs to be shouted from the roof tops!

Resigning as the General Manager of the Universe

It is often said that we crave for things that we don’t have… it’s part of our human psyche.

I grew up in the high desert in central Oregon.  Rain was not common there.  Summers would bring impressive thunderstorms. The air would smell fresher.  The dust would settle.  The high desert refreshed with a cool drink of heavenly rain.  Now I live in western Oregon.  The rains of western Oregon keep the fields green and the forests alive and flourishing.  It rains… but not as much as you might think.

This year has been a long dry summer.  The parched forests and valleys are showing the evidence of the lack of moisture.  Fire season has been brutal here in the west.  We crave rain.

Beloved monumental forests are being devoured by raging fires, some started with natural causes, some started by the actions of careless humans.  The picturesque Gorge, the…

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Wendy’s Vegan Kielbsa and Cabbage

Servings: 4-6 Prep time: 8-10 minutes Cook time: 13-15 minutes Ingredients: 14 oz vegan sausage (I found some in the vegetable section of my local store) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small zucchini, sliced thin 1 carrot, grated 1 average head of cabbage, chopped Directions: Cut the sausage into thick round… Continue reading Wendy’s Vegan Kielbsa and Cabbage


Hannah’s Roasted Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup

Serves 6-8 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients 4-5 lbs. tomatoes 6-7 cloves garlic 2 medium yellow onion 4-5 bell peppers pinch of Himalayan pink salt black pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme leaves (other garden vegetables are optional) Directions preheat the oven to 400 degrees Cut the tomatoes in half, the… Continue reading Hannah’s Roasted Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup