oh look, it's me lately.
I have been absent from my blog for a long long time. I am sorry. I have been very busy enjoying life with my new lungs!
Since last I wrote, the documentary series I was working on with Catie Talarski of WNPR has aired. You can see the link to the latest episode here: http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/node/14749
The first episode, is aired here:
The show was so well-recieved, that is has been slightly re-edited, and found its first syndication, here:
Sadly, the other CF patient that I was being interviewed "alongside" - though we never met in person - passed away. Brian Sercus died from Cystic Fibrosis shortly after he decided to be evaluated for lung transplant, but before he was able to receive one. He died as a brave, hilarious, amazing mentor to me in so many ways. Some would say that he "lost the battle," but I would say that he won, that he earned, that he fought for a life worth living - and he got that life. As he said in the documentary, Brian "took the time [he] had . . . made the most of it the time [he] had . . . time with friends, time with family, just [tried] to be happy for every day. [He] did what [he]wanted to do. [He] did it." How many of us can say we truly do that?
Also since last I wrote, I returned to the theatre where I teach drama in the summers, and taught a very hectic and wonderful and zany bunch of classes. It was thrilling and exhausting and also made me feel at home - back in rehearsal with children. This fall, I am opening two plays, one at the high school, and one at the professional theatre where I am assisting the director. It's been pretty great. The high school kids are writing their own play, and I can honestly say we are having the MOST fun I've had in rehearsal in a long time - and it looks like the play will be pretty great, too. Double bonus!
On the health front, I had my one year bronchoscopy, and I was clear of rejection and infection. YAY!
On the personal front, well . . . that's none of your business. :)
I've been happy to keep reading emails and corresponding with y'all, and please still feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - anytime. And if I don't reply right away, email me again. I don't mind. I'm forgetful.