Have fun!

I'm staying with my friend, Alex Walker, while here in LA. He had friends over for breakfast today, and one of them rides this Honda Shadow. it has 750 cc's, and I told him my dad had an 800 cc Honda, but that he sold it before I was big enough to ride it. Alex's friend tossed me the key and said, "Have fun!" I had a most delightful spin around the block. Woohoo!

The view from Bel Air Pres

New members

I attended Bel Air Presbyterian Church, near Santa Monica, CA. This morning they welcomed 15 teens into membership in the church, and four of them were baptised. The theme of the day was "Flipp'd", based on Acts 17:6, which refers to how followers of Christ were turning the world upside down. These young people were declaring that they want to be about that.

Touchdown LA

Pulled away from the gate

It already pulled away from the gate. Thankfully they already had me booked on the next flight. Now I have five hours to experience Denver. Well, at least their airport.

Late flights at LGA

They're down to a single working runway at LaGuardia Airport, so I'm landing in Denver minutes before my flight for Ontario, CA, is due to take off. And I thought I wouldn't get a workout in today!

I'm heading west for the Christians in Theatre Arts National Conf ( http:CITA.ORG )

Last time I sprinted through a mile-high terminal I was coughing up a storm. I only have to cover 14 gates this time, which is much better.

If I don't post again before 1:33 Pacific Time I made it.

A miraculous view!

For all ten years of our marriage Joyce and I have been on the waiting list to reside at Manhattan Plaza, which offers subsidized housing to those who make over half of their income in the performing arts. About a month ago we got a rejection letter because we make too much money. Because Joyce is in grad school and my income as an actor varies wildly but has never been impressive, Joyce was surprised when she read the letter. She called and found that they base part of our income on a percentage of our savings, but the number they calculated was actually below the limit! So they looked into it and discovered that they had assessed our income the very day that the limit was raised! if they'd made the assessment the day before we couldn't have gotten in. If they'd assessed us the next day we'd never have known how close we were. We knew eventually that Joyce would leave the workforce and that our income would plummet. We sensed that the time was right, and if we'd waited much longer we'd be back at the bottom of the list for another decade or more.

Yes, that's the Empire State Building we can see from our window. We move in soon.

August 18, 2013
We've LOVED being in this miraculous apartment. This morning, during Joyce's sermon she told the story of how God opened things up for us to get into this amazing space.

For the whole sermon click here.

Here are some shots from a lightning storm...

We found a great translation

We've found a wonderful translation of Tartuffe by Donald M. Frame for the MasterWorks Festival.