Tag Archives: Oregon

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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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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Orphan Rituals

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – This morning I woke up out of breath. It’s a usual thing…maybe it’s allergies, maybe I have emphysema. Who knows? These are the kinds of crazy thoughts I have.  Every … Continue reading

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Not in Maine

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Years ago when I was in a theatre in the East End of London, a young Cockney boy sitting in front of me noticed my American accent. When I answered his demand to … Continue reading

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The Selfie Interview – Oregon Actor Awards 2014

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Doin’ something a little different with the blog this week! A friend of mine, Miss Brynn Baron (aka Joan-Carrol Banks) asked me if I would be her PR … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Crying

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Simon Max Hill, a fun-loving Portland casting director who enjoys an improvisational approach to auditioning actors, posted a call recently looking for very tall women. I handed it … Continue reading

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