August 17, 2017

When I was a Junior in high school my history teacher gave us students an assignment to interview someone who had lived through World War II. We could gather information from a veteran, a civilian, anyone who could remember those six years of war. The closest person to me would have been my father. Despite […]

June 1, 2017

Before I took a work trip to the East Coast last fall, I had over the course of a year drafted two outlines for Borderland. One was a two-page synopsis for a quick summary. The second was twenty-six pages of narrative detailing each scene and musical numbers. The first Act touches a bit on the […]

October 26, 2016

Nearly a year ago I deigned to let the cat out of the bag and blogged about a project I began researching and writing – From Whence I Came. To encourage myself to keep moving forward on this idea I took some time this past spring to put together a killer proposal for a McKnight […]

December 3, 2015

In 1983 I was living in Washington, D.C. and came upon an exhibit somewhere on Capitol Hill. It was the 50 year commemoration of the Ukrainian Holodomor. If I’d have heard the word Holodomor used before it was probably at the Ukrainian/American Home in Minneapolis. More than likely the Holodomor was talked about at what […]