So I Used to Be an Actor

Happily Married Man / Father Musings

River Stage Memories
I didn’t win an Academy Award

It can get a bit hazy thinking of the ‘olden days’. I can see that other guy I used to be in my mind and in my dreams.  Like a message in a bottle that was sent from long ago, I’m real curious to put down what I found when I took out the cork.

As the title says I’m happily married and I love my children.  It’s nice to be able to have a nice meal every night instead of eating Ramen noodles. You really don’t know what you can truly achieve when you have someone love you and be your partner through this life.  So it’s not like I’m wistful to go back or buy a convertible.  It’s nice to look back

The Worlds a Stage

Good Times

I never thought that I’d really be a successful actor, but it was nice to be someone else for a little while.  I experienced things that I had to wait half a lifetime to experience in “real life”. Weddings, funerals, babies being born, and first mortgages.  Going to college by the river and joining the theatre was something so outside of my comfort zone…I just had to do it.

Being in California (I’m from the East Coast) was another whole culture shock. The good kind.  Joining festivals and various troops.  Seeing “Waiting for Lefty” and “All My Sons” for the first time.  I didn’t even know that these types of things existed, let alone that I would be a part of them one day.

No Place Like The Present

Between my job, being a dad, having the most amazing wife in the universe, I’m a normal guy.  I enjoy a beer, working-out, hunting with my dog, and the occasional night out on the town.

But it seems like deja-vu sometimes from the characters I’ve played and the performances I’ve been in.  I’ve been here before and it’s pretty amazing!