I was among the 50 lucky ones to witness the premier of “Seeds” that had all aspects of a great play.
Masterful acting came from an ensemble of nine, which was set in the United States, France, and England during 1944, 1945, 1946, and 1947.
“Seeds” (of French flowers) was symbolic of growing and repairing intimate relationships despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, tragedy, and wartime crimes against the decency of humanity. This gift was presented to Masha (played by Melissa Ortiz) as she revealed a dark secret.
There were over 20 scenes in the 90-minute play without intermission, each scene proceeded with well-chosen jazz, dance, blues, and popular period tunes. At first one may find it challenging to follow but Director and Playwright Anne Yumi Kobori crafted an ingenious way of telling the story and building the plot. The audience immediately was drawn into “Seeds” as it began simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean with two opening scenes on the single stage.
San Francisco’s PianoFight Theatre (144 Taylor Street) plays host to the Utopia Theatre Project.com’s “Seeds” during the remaining Friday and Saturday nights until March 24th.
Eight Dimensions of Health & Wellness:
Now we realize (wisdom coming with aging) that proper ergonomics increase human performance and productivity, while decreasing workplace accidents. Now then, imagine a senior citizen who is well-past their prime and measurable athletic performance years. Ergonomics for seniors becomes serious business to prevent injury, perform daily tasks, and to heal from surgery.
As the body and bones become frail seniors are open for accidents, and many of the slips and falls they have result in huge problems such as broken hips, knee surgeries or wrist injuries. A senior with a wrist injury may stop brushing their teeth, or stop eating certain foods or taking their medicine as they cannot open the jars or bottles. They may stop sending emails and get depressed as they are unable to email family and friends.
is why it is so important to be aware of these things and act accordingly. They will need shower seats, special handles in the bathroom, bottle and can openers, and a comfortable supportive reading chair. These are critical issues although they seem so obvious to us. Until you’ve had an injury or been without the use of a limb, you do not understand, but they should not have to go through the pain or hardship because you didn’t notice.
Often seniors do not wish to complain or admit they are having problems with things, they want you to not worry and they wish to continue their independence, but please it is up to you to talk with them and ask them about these things. It’s amazing what a few simple things can do to improve their quality of life.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it looks like Rump is actually making America great again. Just look at the progress made since the election: LOL
1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement.
2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google.
3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They’re holding signs and marching every week.…
4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone’s forgotten he’s kind of a jerk.
5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns.
6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants.
7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective.
8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.
9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive dissonance.
10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year.
11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work.
12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies.
13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6)
14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.
15. Stephen Colbert’s “Late Night” finally gained the elusive #1 spot in late night talk shows, and Seth Meyers is finding his footing as today’s Jon Stewart.
16. “Mike Pence” has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th.
17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.
18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48 hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.
19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy.
20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians.
21. Massive cleanup of Facebook friend lists.
22. People are reading classic literature again. Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now rock stars.)
23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important.
24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President. Seriously, anyone.
– Susan Keller
Western Colorado here I come . . .
maybe in March 2017 after covering the
PGA tour on Maui and Oahu in January 2017 and sports writing in Florida and Arizona early in March at the Grapefruit and Cactus MLB leagues
This is embarrassing: The following article was written and letters sent to officials of all these local governments over four (4) years ago.
Nothing has improved!
February 24, 2012
Early Morning PST
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At the Sequoia Station I met a new friend. Like me last year, Mac E., is now homeless…… been so for seven years now. The socioeconomic conditions are such that unless you are under 30 and either have connections with hiring managers or have skills in the high-tech and biotechnology area, you can’t get a job.
Another example is Buck D. He has been unemployed for 38 months “homeless” for 14 of those months, and had only one opportunity to interview for a well-paying position. Granted it was only a telephone screening but none the less, it was an interview.
Finding resources to self-help their plight and future does not come easy. The…