NICKEL & DIMED

Okay. So, I’m spilling the beans – sort of speak – to those of you who’ve been wondering where I’ve been, well, here it goes: I’ve been rehearsing for a play I’m in this summer! First show is July 18th, with the official run opening on July 20th — so scared! So excited! Being back on stage is OFF THE HOOK brilliant. If you’re in town (Los Angeles/Hollywood area), I hope you’ll stop on by and catch the show. And if you’re not in town, I hope you’ll support us anyways. Send us some love, prayers, and yes, if you can spare a few bucks, please send any amount to the awesome production company Bright Eyes Productions. It’s a not-for-profit organization and the money is all going to a great cause and a wonderful organization — here’s the link to DONATE:  BrightEyesDonatationLink — The play, NICKEL & DIMED by Joan Holden, based on the book by the same name,  is about the working class and how people…   …you know what? Come see the play! I hope you will!  Peace, love and all that good stuff. Hope to see you this summer. If you have any questions, email me (click here)! 

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Previews
Thursday, July 18, 8 pm
Friday, July 19, 8 pm

Runs
Sat, Jul 20 – Sun, Aug 25
Fri, Sat 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm
Show Calendar

BUY TICKETS
$25 General Admission

Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Hudson Mainstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Valet Parking
Area Map

Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair Access
The theatre has concessions.

Reservations
(323) 960-5770

www.plays411.net/nickelanddimed

Tell Someone Today — PLEASE!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my dear friend Richard Johnson’s unexpected passing.  In his memory, I’m asking that if you’re reading this post, please reach out to someone today and tell them that you love them.  It’s not that life is short, but, that life is precious.  People are precious.  Friends, family, loved ones, precious.  And in honor of Richard’s remarkable life, I’d like to always remember my own true purpose:  to love and be loved – as authentically as possible.  Hug someone today. Love someone today.  “Stay beautiful and know you’re always somebody important to me.”

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On This Sad Day. . .

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Such a major conversation about guns. Truth is, we also need to be having a conversation about MENTAL HEALTH. About how we talk to each other, about how we deal with anger. Even how people talk to each other on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. – – its disturbing. Yes, have your arguments about guns. But haven’t we already been here before? Do me a favor: sit down with your kids, your family, your friends and talk. Yeah, just talk. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. Communication matters. We need to step up. We need be smarter. Better than we used to be… please, let’s be better than we used to be…

Much love and peace to my neighbors and friends in Connecticut.

We Should All Have Friends Like Bill

All I keep hearing this morning from the talking pundits on all the news shows  about Bill Clinton’s speech was “how great it was” but  “you know, they don’t even like each other.”  

Really?  President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama don’t even like each other?

Well, jeez.  We should all have friends like Bill.  I’d like a friend who doesn’t like me yet:

  • defends every single thing I’ve done in the last four years,
  • slams my enemies for all the wrongs they’ve said behind my back and in front of it,
  • Anoints me for a job I may be on the verge of losing,
  • And who rallies all my supporters and a lot of undecided folk to my cause.

Seriously, what the hell?  If that ain’t friendship I don’t know what it is.

Obviously it’s time for me to make some new “friends”.

Clearly mine like me way too damn much!

My Friend Richard. . .

I lost my dear best friend this weekend. Unexpected. And although he would be quite annoyed with me for posting this, if you knew Richard Johnson at all, you’d know, he’d like that I loved him enough not to care how annoyed he’d be! He was a good soul. A great friend. Call your loved ones, remind them how much you love them. May you rest in sweet peace Richard.