Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On This Date

In addition to the birthday below, today marks the 35th anniversary of my college graduation — University of Miami, Class of 1974.

It seems just like yesterday that I was finishing up my last exams while at the same time playing Sir Benjamin Backbite in The School for Scandal. Of course, it was just the beginning of my scholarly journey. From there I went on to grad school for my masters at the University of Minnesota, then on to the University of Colorado for the doctorate…. and here I am, all those years later, back in Miami.

It’s also been 35 years since the Old Professor told me that I wasted my time getting a degree in acting; he said I should have concentrated on writing. Well, I did. Thanks.