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The New Mikado! This weekend in Mountain View!

I am in ALL the performances, but in two different roles!
* Saturday and Sunday matinee 8/13-14 at 2p I am Poobà (Pooh Bah).
* Saturday evening 8/13 at 8p I am the Ducato (the Mikado).
http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/mvcpa/subsite/events/the_new_mikado.asp

The Ducato makes his wonderful appearance in Act II, while Poobà appears throughout the show: for Maximum Charles Action, come to a matinee performance and see me as Poobà! Men in Tights!

Next week 8/19-8/21 we are in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Theater!
* Fri 8/19 8p - Poobà
* Sat 8/20 2p & 8p - Ducato
* Sun 8/21 2p - Poobà
http://tickets.ybca.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=21484

And we finish our schedule in Livermore at the beautiful Bankhead theater, where the weather is practically perfect every day of the year!
* Sat 8/27 8p - Poobà
* Sun 8/28 2p - Ducato
https://livermoreperformingarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000000Jdc6EAC

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Hey everyone! I will appear as the Pirate King in the Pirates of Penzance this August! We have performances around the bay area, and I would love for you to see it! See below for my performance dates!

I am double-cast in the role with the very talented Ben Brady, and the entire cast is outstanding, so it will be wonderful no matter when you go, but here are my performance dates. Note the times: some performances are in the evening, and some are matinees!

Walnut Creek: Fri 8/1 8pm, Sat 8/2 8pm
Mountain View: Sat 8/9 2pm, Sun 8/10 2pm
San Francisco: Fri 8/15 8pm, Sun 8/17 2pm
Livermore: Sat 8/23 2pm and 8pm

For more details, tickets, etc:
http://lamplighters.org/season/season.html#pir
The Pirates of Penzance
Fri, August 1, 2014, 11:00 PM

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Yesterday I found myself in a part of the city that I hadn't explored before. Coming back from Potrero Hill, on De Haro, I was intrigued by an open space at the very south end of the hill, before the drop down to Cesar Chavez. I love that the city still has hidden places to discover.
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Isn't it wonderful when you find something previously hidden, in your own backyard? There's something magical about it, no matter how outwardly mundane that thing or place might seem. 

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battle hymns by David Lang at Kezar Pavillion

David Lang's little match girl passion at ODC last year was amazing. Volti, the Leah Stein Dance Company, the San Francisco Choral Society, and the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir are performing a magnificent piece by him, battle hymns, for over 150 performers that touches on the feelings of people in the time of the American Civil War, through texts from that era, dance, and multi-layered vocal orchestration.

I saw this tonight. There are three more performances this weekend:

Saturday April 27 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday April 28 at 3pm

All performances at Kezar Pavillion.

Pro tip #1: Wear a sweater and jacket for the evening performance.
Pro tip #2: Try and sit up and to the side so you can look down.
Pro tip #3: Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley afterwards.
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H.M.S. Pinafore docks in San Francisco this weekend! I play the part of Dick Deadeye for both Saturday shows: August 15 at 2p and 8p. Avast!
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Hey Google+ geniuses. How do I:
Notifications get rid of the "all caught up" paperclip bell
Notifications make them always sort in time order
Home Stream remove shares from Communities
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In Communities. Go to the community page you are in. Click the gear button. Edit accordingly. You can turn off notifs and shares to your feed. Don't know how to do the other things.

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"In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from."
- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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Co-Founder at @segmentio. Chasing the sun.
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As the New York Times said, "one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices."
Jack Vance's impact on science fiction can't be overestimated. His Dying Earth series alone would be enough to make him one of the genre's most important figures. But he also gave us the Demon Princes series and several others, and he helped revitalize the planetary romance genre with Big Planet. He died over the weekend in Oakland, aged 96.
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Hanging out (physically) on the patio between 40 and 43!
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Heh, I'm on one of the fringe campuses this week. Hope you had a nice visit.

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Going through the book box archives in the garage today... so many old friends! I pulled a few to reread and thought about how my reading has been slacking. In my old place I used to have bookcases lining the rooms but now I am clutter free. Out of sight, out of mind? Or displaced by the New Yorker and the steady stream of slot-machine social media?

From the bottom of a box I unearthed Webster's Third New International Dictionary. How many trips my sisters and I have made to the dictionary stand! "Look it up" was standard fare in our house and those of my relatives. Now it's a trip to the internet, where status updates and feeds await. "Just a quick check," and another few minutes gone, the modern time tax on our lives.

What to do about the dictionary? I don't have a stand. With a stand it could be dictionary-as-art. I'll have to find one. I'm not ready to get rid of it yet.
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I still have books lining my walls and need more.  Nothing like browsing through them and seeing an old favorite to re-read!  Beats out social media for sure!
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