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Tipi of Steel

Walking with my dog on a cold Saturday in March on a path that led through the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, I smelled burning wood. Ages ago, this very place where I was walking would have held many tipis with wisps of smoke ascending above their high poles from warming fires within. Continue reading

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How to Engineer Magic

Like other children, I once dreamed of the possibilities of magic and fantasy worlds, of faraway places to visit, and fantastical wonders to see.

I dreamed of the amazing careers I’d have as a spy, a jungle explorer, an astronaut. With age, I realized such dreams are not easily grasped and that I would have to travel across continents to places of mystery, unless I used an entertainment medium to take me to far-off places. I began to seek ways to live out my dreams without leaving home. Continue reading

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Two Boards and a Passion

When I arrived in the spring of 1971 at what was then the Boise State College campus to be interviewed for a position in the recently formed theatre arts department, I hid my disappointment upon first viewing the Subal Theatre. I had taught classes and directed plays for five years at the University of California, Riverside, which had a state of the art theatre facility. But I wanted to escape both the southern California smog and what I felt were declining resources at the time for that state’s higher education system, so I accepted the Boise job when it was offered in spite of my unspoken reservations. Continue reading

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