Singing and blogging

The solidarity sing along survives

How easy it is for the glass to appear “half empty”.

Singing keeps us in touch with a certain playfulness behind the dark cloud of an insane world. The Solidarity Sing Along began as a reaction song give2to the first “bomb”, the curtailment of collective bargaining for most public workers, and it has survived through all of the difficult political maneuvers of the Walker Administrations thru this day because of the playfulness and innocence carried within the very act of singing.

Some readers may know how my own playfulness is expressed most freely out side of this blog, although the exercise of writing is the fulfillment no matter the subject.

“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.”


The motive for my own writing remains at the first two stages of Moliere’s quote: for love or friends, but I do have a request of you for help with the project of my dreams for thirty years. The life of Moliere has been my “Solidarity Sing Along”, playful, dream since I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1977. The dream was to write a play about his life and work, but I could never find a way in or around the problem of writing a predictable biography. Finally, last Winter, a playful muse alighted in the form of three monkeys and the play flew out and on to the page in six weeks. What to monkeys have to do with Moliere? The answer to the question leads back to my request.

Would you take the time to read the first five scenes of the play and write an honest reaction? You can learn more about “House of Monkeys” on my other playful blog

You will find first five scenes of the play at the “Moliere Play” tab at the top of the page.

No donation button. No petitions to sign. That’s it. Thank you!
(This is one of the most difficult posts I have written)

Please visit my “other blog” for news of my new play “House of Monkeys” – a musical romp through the love, life, and work of Moliere!

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