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The Prepared Mind

I took a week’s vacation last week. I didn’t go anywhere. But I was directing an off-off-Broadway musical, and it was Tech Week (known more affectionately in the biz as Hell Week). After two months of a more leisurely rehearsal schedule, we had rehearsals every night until 11 pm.  The show opened on Friday night, and we needed to get everything just right — not just the performances but the costumes, sets, props, lighting, et al. — before meeting our first paying…

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Sharing Priceless Family Photos

After my father passed away earlier this year, I took possession of his priceless family photo albums. These were photos that he had obtained over the years from his parents. Some of them showed his parents when they were teenagers back in Hungary in the early part of the 20th century. Others were of him and his brothers during their youth in Brooklyn. Some included their young wives, including my mother. I knew that these photos were special and needed to be…

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Thoughts on Time Management

I’ve been home recovering from a cold for the last three days, so I’ve had an opportunity to step back and observe myself when I am on an unstructured schedule.  Specifically, I’ve been able to see how I use my time when I have “all the time in the world”. This has been a particularly busy time for me.  In addition to a full client load, I am directing an off-off-Broadway musical which opens in two weeks, which means that free time…

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No More Mystery Cables

Do you have a box or drawer of cables that you are afraid to throw away? Chances are that you do, since nearly all of my clients have them! The cables that you use on a frequent basis are most likely not in this box or drawer.  They are in more active places in your home or office. So these mystery cables are probably not useful for you and can be responsibly discarded. Here is an excellent on-line guide to figuring out…

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One Shelf at a Time

I have been cleaning out my refrigerator. It has taken several weeks, and I’m still not done. Why so slow? Because I have been doing it one shelf at a time. It started back in August when I noticed that my crisper drawer was completely empty. This is an unusual occurrence for us since we like to keep fruits and vegetables on hand. I decided to take advantage of its emptiness and give it a good scrubbing. It looked so good…

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