A General and Brief Update

  • The semester is going better than last.
  • I just got back from presenting a paper at the Comparative Drama Conference in Los Angeles and had a blast while there, but fell a bit behind in my work, so this is going to be a busy couple of weeks.
  • Who am I kidding, it’s going to be a busy rest of the semester.
  • I plan on heading out to the San Francisco area from about May 25 – June 15. If you are in the area and I haven’t gotten in touch about seeing you, please drop me a line and let’s fix that.
  • I’m struggling with my weight and getting into a routine for regular exercise. If you have any tips or tricks, let me know.
  • If you aren’t watching Archer or Justified – you should start.
  • I’m getting a second tattoo in 3 days. Photos to come . . .
  • Can I just say how excited I am by this:

Current Script Writing Solution for the iPad

So hi. It’s been a while. I’m not even feeling all that guilty because I’ve been, you know . . . busy with the PhD and all that. I promise I’ll write more starting in May. However, I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for writing scripts on my iPad without going through all sorts of annoying syncing issues. You’d think that at least Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter would have developed iPad Apps by now, but you’d think wrong. There are a number of solutions, but nothing that really felt like it was working for me.

Until I remembered that I recently purchased LogMeIn Ignition and that I can do this:


Yep. That’s my iPad connecting to my computer at home and using Movie Magic Screenwriter to write while I was at a coffee shop with just my iPad and my bluetooth keyboard. It’s not a perfect solution, but it was certainly responsive enough to draft nearly five pages this morning. Until Screenwriter comes out with a dedicated app that will sync easily between devices, this is definitely going to be the way I work on script when out with just the iPad.

February 2011 Books

"Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer" (Peter Shaffer)

"The Destiny of Me" (Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner (foreword))

"Dancing at Lughnasa: A Play" (Brian Friel)

"The Sparrow" (Mary Doria Russell, Mary Doria Russell)

"Plays. Five: Seven Lears" (Howard Barker)

"Aunt Dan and Lemon (Wallace Shawn)" (Wallace Shawn)

"Theatre, Communication, Critical Realism (What Is Theatre?)" (Tobin Nellhaus)

"Arguments for a Theatre" (Howard Barker)

"Home." (Samm-Art Williams)

"A Soldier’s Play (Dramabook)" (Charles Fuller)

"The America Play and Other Works" (Suzan-Lori Parks)

"Love ! Valour! Compassion!." (Terrence McNally)

"Albanian Softshoe (PAJ Books)" (Professor Mac Wellman)

"FNU LNU (PAJ Books)" (Professor Mac Wellman)