Dear MTSD Parents

Dear Mequon Moms and the PTA of Mequon-Thiensville School District In every community there is a demographic, a special interest group, who hold a particular majority of power.  Due to the socioeconomic makeup of that community their voices ring out a little louder than everyone elses. It doesn’t necessarily stem from the fact that they … More Dear MTSD Parents

Tips to Avoid the Mind Games People Play at Auditions

I give this speech to my students when they’re going in for a big audition, be it college auditions or local productions; anywhere the stakes are high and there are kids involved. There’s a certain kind of coping mechanism some people use to deal with the stress of auditions that involves subtly undermining the confidence … More Tips to Avoid the Mind Games People Play at Auditions

Fairy Tales

When I was fourteen, I saw the Fellowship of the Ring movie as it premiered and the other Lord of the Rings films as they came out. And I loved them. More than I had loved any non-Disney movie up until then. Even now, 12 years, my sister and I make whoever is with us … More Fairy Tales

An Adventure

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.’ I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit