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What I Want

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  I said to the wanting creature inside me, what is this river you want to cross? On the other side of the water, the eagles stand, close enough to see … Continue reading

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My Early 4th of July (Patriotic) Wish

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  There’s a part of me that thinks that if I believe something hard enough, I can make it happen. Believing in fairies as a child–as well as in Santa and … Continue reading

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Fired

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  To be a success at anything in life seems to mean to be of service to others. This doesn’t mean the service is always acknowledged. That’s not the point. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Believe!

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  When I was a very young person, people told me over and over that I should only pursue the arts if I really loved them. To me this felt like … Continue reading

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Forty-five Fifteen

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  At the start of the pandemic, it was grey out, cold and raining. My shelter in place when things closed down in March of 2020 became an oceanside town in … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Bob (a sequel)

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  Bob is the alpha cat in my Seaside neighborhood. He challenges racoons and other cats who like to use my yard as a sandbox. There is less room now to … Continue reading

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Tennis Shoe Politics

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts  – I don’t believe in sides. I really don’t. I am someone who is always looking for a third way of looking at things. Politically I am a moderate. Yet this … Continue reading

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Empty Yogurt Cartons and Waiting Around

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – My kind and funny friend Rick Hall, who is an actor and a family man, says that an actor’s job is to audition.  Every once in a while, you get … Continue reading

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A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts

“A Big Life” is a structured blog which consists of stories intended to encourage people in the arts and entertainment industry. Most of the stories contain humorous life lessons meant to take the intimidation factor out of pursuing a career in the arts.  … Continue reading

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