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The View From Here #141: IN, NY, VA, IL, TX, MO, AR, KY, VA, PA, IL, WI, ID

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Way back in mid-September I started the fall tour, with a show in Indianapolis, hosted by a high school French teacher who was the first to successfully apply for and receive one of Kirsten’s matching grants to pull the thing together. It all came together fairly last-minute, and we were unsure whether the show would actually happen until a few days in advance of the performance, but given that I’d spent a long summer not actually earning money, I was fairly determined to make it happen.

The show took place in an auditorium in the basement of a college library, mostly designed for lectures. The acoustics were good, but a big Audio-visual platform stood between the front rows of seats, which disrupted the sight lines any time I’d come down into the audience. I got into costume in an A-V closet behind the audience, and in the flurry of getting packed up after the very well-received performance, I left Moliere’s platform shoes in the closet, not noticing that I didn’t have them with me u…

The View From Here: Love to Mom

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Well, my Mom passed away yesterday. I'll be racing around a bit more than usual the next couple of days, shuttling between performances and family events (I'm home for the moment.) One of these days I'll catch up on my blog update, but for now, here's a brief tribute to Mom ... (She's somewhere in each of these pictures ...)

Shirley Mooney, 12/3/1924 to 10/20/2009...