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For the Wonder


Survival of the Storied: Why Science Needs Art and Art Needs Science   (This speech was originally given at the Wisconsin Science Festival)   For the wonder of each hour of the day and of the night hill and vale and tree and flower sun and moon and stars of light Lord of All to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise I realize it’s a little odd for a talk about science to begin with a hymn, but…

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A Feminist / Artist / Atheist Mother’s Day Prayer for My Sons


Dear Non-Religious Lord of Time, Nature, Art, Humor, Beauty, Birth, Wonder and Oddity…   I have an unaffiliated Mother’s Day prayer for my sons (one of whom we will meet any day now) if you’re not too busy. Thanks in advance. – Lauren   Let them be safe but silly. Mainly safe though as it makes my life easier and way less anxious. But also silly because that’s more fun. No wait, safe. I choose safe. You can be safe…

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Henrietta Leavitt studies hard on her way to the discovery that helped crack the mystery of the universe’s size   Hey, Atlanta Students of Science and Art!   I think artists and scientists should get together more often. In this case, specifically to see Silent Sky, a play about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt now running in Atlanta at Theatrical Outfit running Thursdays -Sundays through March 8th. See more about the play here: theatricaloutfit.org. So.  Atlanta area students of the sciences or arts…

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Wherefore Theatre? Writing about Writing


Blogging becomes Electra! I wanted a space to write about writing. This is that space. I’ll explore the process of being in production, choosing which stories to tell, creating those stories with a focus on dramatic structure (PlayMath), women in theatre, hope in theatre; and perhaps some of the hard stuff like criticism, disappointment, why make art in a crisis-tangled world, and the dearth of arts funding in America. As a way to start, I’m re-posting my first post for…

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