Friday, December 22, 2017

On This Date

December 22, 1988 — I graduated from the University of Colorado with my PhD.  I am sure there were a lot of impressed — if not surprised — people, including my teachers in high school, including one during my tenure at St. George’s who informed me that I could only aspire to being an auto mechanic.  I suppose to him that represented the dregs of society, but I know a number of them and they are some of the smartest people I know.  So, thanks, Mr. Sykes (with your M.A.) wherever you are.

I initially set out to become a professor of playwriting and dramatic lit, but life has a strange way of refocusing the best intentions.  While I didn’t end up as a member of a theatre department on the hunt for tenure, I did find a very good career in education administration helping a large school district get and administer grant funding.  So in one way or another, my work has touched the lives and improved the education of every student in the fourth-largest school district in the country.  And when I’m not doing that, I get to write and share my work on stage.  So I think it’s worked out pretty well.

2 barks and woofs on “On This Date

  1. Indeed, you have touched many lives, including mine. I look forward to your daily musings. One day I hope to see one of your plays!

    Merry Merry!

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