Tag Archives: identity

My Girl Super Hero

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time watching television.  In my fantasies, I always made up a girl hero and inserted her into … Continue reading

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My Fanny and Me

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – In my early New York actress days, I had a boyfriend who once made the uninvited remark that I was perfect in every way except “from here to … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Losing Your Life

 A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – One snowy night when I was a college student, I met a smart, flirty guy who was an expert at Backgammon.  I had never played before. We sat … Continue reading

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A Trip to Heaven on a Carpet of Newsprint

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – When I was a little girl in Klamath Falls, Oregon, my mother used to go down to the Herald and News and get us a free remnant of blank … Continue reading

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Uncovering My Bottom Half

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. – Constantin Stanislavski “All right, take off your clothes and…Background! Action!” We were doing a scene by the “swimming … Continue reading

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My Pirate Life

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – HARPER: It’s good to be back on The Night Hawk, eh, Captain? FALCON: Aye, it is. What do you see, Harper? HARPER: Naught but waves and open sea. … Continue reading

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Drawing Inside the Gorilla’s Mouth

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – When I was six years old, my mother was horrified when my first grade teacher began to teach us the “right way” to draw trees. Her abstract method (which did not … Continue reading

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Pizza and a Toilet Brush

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Before my sister lived in Spain (see my previous post), she and her family lived in Colombia for two years.  One evening while ordering pizza, she realized she’d forgotten to … Continue reading

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When in Spain…Do as the Children Do

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go. – writer Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy One summer after a busy year of … Continue reading

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My Secret Life

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – In a competitive business like the entertainment industry, there are a lot of jobs I’m not going to get.  Obviously. If you’re out here pounding the pavement with me you … Continue reading

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