Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

When a bird flies, it flies. It flies and it’s gone. Maybe it comes back, but not this bird. Not this bird that I’m watching. She flies, and flies hard. A whisper of her wing and she’s off—corrupt off the branch and not willing to investigate freedom. She does not investigate, she steals. She steals […]

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§1328 · July 24, 2013 · Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


* and you know what? things are different now. remember, that. change is all there is. and before a saddness to let go, now a relief, a relief, in what’s to come, a relief, that another issuance will pull forth into the station and everything you thought so permanently locked, will slide smoothly away and […]

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§1291 · December 13, 2012 · Freewrites, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


oh. my. god. ; oh my god I am so bored over here in california is a slow death with slow monotonous poisoning of days no one inspires everyday leaves me wanting there is no more magic what happened to possibility and powdered sugar it’s a sick kind of hypnotism that is going to lull […]

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§1274 · October 23, 2012 · Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


[Written 11/2010] Dear Kate, You go. You went. You left. All everyone has left (hyperbole). So, in your pose and out of your yoga you sought and found something which you know not but know yes that you needed. This is good. Perhaps you came also to not only grow your own chair pose, but […]

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§1179 · September 25, 2012 · Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


There’s a moment in every person’s life where they dream, and they dream hard. And a certain percentage of the time, the person may let herself pursue her dream. And of those times, it may be the case that this person accomplishes her dream. And it could happen that once achieving her goal, her dream, […]

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§1252 · November 27, 2011 · Freewrites, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Currently working on Self-ish, my new solo show. In research gathering phase. Wanna participate? Click here to let me know who are you and how do you know? A little blurb about the still-being-created show to whet your appetite: In order to become a superhero, X first needs an identity: “Superman can’t be Superman without […]

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§1234 · June 22, 2011 · Announcements, Over in Oakland, Performance · (No comments) ·


A little late, but better than never, no? Updated my year-in-review page to include my 2010 video letter. Enjoy.

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§1209 · February 20, 2011 · Announcements, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


(It is Valentine’s day. It is also my brother’s birthday, who passed away 3 years ago.) Dear C-

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§1203 · February 14, 2011 · Narrative, Over in Oakland, Unthinkable Loss · 4 comments ·


Dear Kate, Good morning. At your suggestion, I downloaded an emoji app for my iPhone. It gives me a strange, child-like joy now when I text. Be prepared for copious expressive, colorful little icons being blasted your way. You can exist if you want to. You also get to choose how many times per week […]

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§1266 · September 15, 2010 · Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Welcome dear friend Kate, I am glad you are following your destiny. I am glad I can help you do so in my small way. You are taking steps into thin air, and having faith the foot-stones will appear. Admirable. I salute you, and support you. Thank you very much for the delicious meals you […]

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§1149 · August 21, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


If you ever hear me complain, please know that it is not real. I mean, the frustration being experienced, by my future self, I’m sure will be quite real. But it’s also not. Not real at all. In this moment, I am so in love with living, that I do not know how I will […]

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§1142 · August 11, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · 1 comment ·


Dear NKS, Oh, dear. My sweet little blog of half a decade. I feel like it’s been… too long. With all this madness around producing BURST, I haven’t had a lot of time to just… write. Plus, this little identity crisis I seem to have started. It’s a very

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Today I did a little Sunday-improv action with Upright Citizens Brigade over at Pan Theater. It’s funny how I enrolled in the Level I improv class back at the new year just to “keep myself from getting rusty” while I had to take a little performing hiatus while I started my new job in January […]

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§1129 · July 25, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland, Performance · 1 comment ·


When it comes to “progress,” why is it always two steps forward, one step back? When they say “life is a dance,” I didn’t know it would be so tedious. (And my inner dance partner has two left feet. How many times do I have to tell her to just feel the goddam rhythm before […]

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Number one word to describe tonight: fun. For such a flat-footed, sallow little three-letter word, it sure encapsulates the intoxication I experienced from 7:05pm-7:55pm. Fun. Fun, fun, fun. Fun! In the parlance of the Internet, let me capitalize to indicate increased volume: IT WAS FUCKING FUN.

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So today I got pulled over by a cop. We both played out the scripted roles. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” “I do.” “And why’s that?” “I was going too fast.” “Yes, yes you were. Are you heading home?” “No, I’m on my way to my teacher’s performance.” “And you’re in a […]

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§1101 · July 3, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Why is it that we get exactly what we need? How can it be that what we want most in the world is given? That that for which we have such longing, such deepest magnetic draw, is that which the universe wants for us? All is given, that is, with a little patience. I am […]

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§1098 · July 2, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland · (No comments) ·


Showed up for an “extra” off-the-schedule class at Pan that our stand-in teacher D. offered to teach while A. is away in Ireland. Only three showed, but what a class. Such learning. D. is really showing us some of the guts of improv, and how certain choices can yield different results. “Follow the fear!” He […]

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§1095 · July 1, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland, Performance · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,


Best class yet. Moving in spontaneous outbursts and combustion-ing skills, no thought (the mind was gone because I had to focus on the musicality, see?), her shrieking at EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME when she turned around and interrupted me. Four people standing and swinging like doors on greasy hinges — “try contrasting the energy!” — […]

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§1087 · June 30, 2010 · Daily1, Over in Oakland, Performance · (No comments) ·


There is no stopping it. The light continues to bleed. It breaks open in an endless run, yoke to sun. There will only be more light. We are essentially alone. Reaching up up up

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§1086 · June 29, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland, San Francisco glory · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,