Saturday, July 31, 2010

Only Two Shows Left for Winnie The Pooh

Kanga gives Piglet a Bath

Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit and family join Pooh

Winnie The Pooh is Thinking

Thanks to my friend Roger Fleenor, an terrific photographer, I can provide a few photos from opening night for Winnie The Pooh. Only two shows left! Saturday night at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm at Rose Center in Morristown. Tickets will be available at the door for only 5 dollars!!

This is the 19th year for the Rose Center Summer Players program, and is the best possible way to spend your summer vacation. My thanks to Rose Center and to the entire cast and crew for their hard work and many talents.

Friday, July 30, 2010

'Winnie The Pooh' Arrives In Morristown

For one weekend only -- join us at the Rose Center in Morristown for the annual Rose Center Summer Players program, as we present "Winnie The Pooh".

The cast are all kids from here in East TN, showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, 2 pm on Sunday. We've had a great time working on this show and the cast and I have been laughing and laughing for weeks at our combined silliness. Tickets are only $5. Call 423-581-4330 for reservations.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Does The Internet Never Forget?

A giant slab of self-aggrandizing pride tends to surround the Internet and those who use it.

One thing is for sure - some, like the writer of this NYTimes article, think the Internet is already an Eternal Keeper of All Things Which Will Last Forever.

Yeah, and they told me in grade school that everything I did would go on my "permanent record." Which never existed.

The NYTimes article's headline is utterly wrong: "The Web Means The End Of Forgetting".

But such an 'eternal memory' will work only if you can always access the Web, search it, find information, retrieve it and re-present it to the world. Otherwise, all that info exists in a place none can touch.

Here's the finale to the NYTimes story:

In the meantime, as all of us stumble over the challenges of living in a world without forgetting, we need to learn new forms of empathy, new ways of defining ourselves without reference to what others say about us and new ways of forgiving one another for the digital trails that will follow us forever."

I suppose not even NYTimes reporters can remember the past ....

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away".