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That’s Hank. two of the three pictures are hank. the funny little picture in the bottom right of the screen is me. the other two are hank. on the wall, hank jr. in the chair smiling tiredly into the screen, skyping with me, is hank the third. here’s another shot of hank jr. he was my teacher, then my mentor. then my friend. he was an original pied piper. really. his professor began a children’s thea
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Skype Rehearsals

With a cast from all across the country, we’re having a wonderful time using Skype for rehearsals. I get to sit in ‘my chair’ in Portland, Oregon and direct some of the most talented people in the world via the little screen sitting on my lap. Already today I’ve met with three of our actors and it’s been a hoot. I’m taking a short break to post this beautiful picture of one of my f
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Beyond Reach

this july meet us in st. louis. music! tunes going on, and a lot of good people taking over a few square miles of downtown st. louis. this is a conference called REACH http://www.cvent.com/events/reach-2016/event-summary-4555ca94ce064d71a4b28e58661b5e19.aspx during that time about 7000 lucky people are going to get to see an original musical in the ferarra theater http://upsidedowntheatre.com but on the 7th
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only the good buy young

Here is a link to a video we think you need to show your teen and campus ministries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqDMwcCVIE here’s why: This is an urgent alert if you intend to see the Upside Down show, or have groups you hope will see the show; but have not yet bought tickets: We have been so blessed with ticket sales for our musical Upside Down which will be staged during REACH http://www.cvent.com/event
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and when the smoke cleared…

so cmack was in front on buzz’s 95 nostalgia. greg was following on my thruxton and i was stuck on the ducati i’d rented for greg; once he sat on my triumph he wouldn’t get off so i rode a gt to canada and back. i’m a nice guy. we were just east of fossil and cmack was whipping the nostalgia. but on a quick left through a little gorge he hit some gravel and ran off the road, creating a mushroo
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getting the message out… these days…

is that what you call it? by the time i figure out what it’s all about the young people have moved on. and i’m a young person trapped in a creepy old body. guys, guys… wait up! or is it, ‘squad!’ i try. i really do try. which is probably a mistake, but after 60 years it’s not the first and i really don’t care any more. i roll with my iPhone. except for mondays, unless i’
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people i could die with

i could die with mike and shawn patterson. i’ve never had, nor ever will have better friends, family, soul mates or partners than the two of them. at the hardest times in our lives… lisa and me… mike and shawn have shown up; comforting us, praying with us, praying for us. taking care of us. mike and shawn especially have taken care of my mom and dad. dad, like most church of christ preachers i know,
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valentines and lucky number 18

i don’t know about lucky numbers, but if i have one it’s 18. lisa was 18 when i met her. that’s luck enough and it goes on repeatedly, that number, from there but i’m not going to give away all the family secrets right now. just saying that 18 shows up everywhere in my life except on a lotto ticket. go figure. lisa says i’m magic. i’m not. but she is, and there’s been nothing
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cold noodles

july 1979 new york city had a garbage strike going on and lisa and i visited keith watson. he lived somewhere around 69th street near the park. it was a basement apartment and had no air conditioning and the garbage was piled up on the street outside his little basement window. this was our very first visit to nyc and we were deciding to move to boston. while walking in manhattan, in the heat, and the garbage, i prom
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alguna vez te digo…

did i ever tell you about shiloh church of christ? i can’t find a picture of shiloh anywhere. one chapel sized room big enough for about 50 people and some side rooms; it  looked a lot like this with the cemetery across a gravel road and the same metal archway entrance. while i have no pictures of the actual building the cemetery is still there. my buddy goyo rode with me to new mexico and on the way i gave him
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