Category Archives: Places

Rubber Bullets and the Cats of Gili Meno

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts –  “Don’t worry. It is safe.” This was the voice of my Hong Kong tour guide on the phone last summer giving me advice on whether I should go on a … Continue reading

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On Fire at Second City

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – This summer I told a non-actor friend that I was to about to go take some comedy classes at the Second City Theatre in Chicago and she asked warmly, “What’s that?” “It’s … Continue reading

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The Star and the Coward

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – The year before I went to act at the Shakespeare Theatre Company* in Washington, D.C., I caught one of their productions which featured a beautiful and well known film actress … Continue reading

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