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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson!

Thinking of Jerry Nelson on what would have been his 87th birthday and 37th wedding anniversary! Enjoy this biographical sketch of him, The Count Writes a Haiku.

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RIP Phyllis George

Phyllis George wasn’t just Miss America and a sportscaster; she was The Muppet Show‘s best guest star! (At least according to them.) Her death reminded me of when the Muppets bestowed that title on her, with this great song from … Continue reading

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Let Hunt’s Spirit Cheer You

What would Richard Hunt do during these times? He’d definitely be livestreaming from his living room. I also imagine him driving around to see friends stuck at home, delivering them supplies and singing and dancing on their front lawns. Or … Continue reading

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Jane Hunt 1928-2019

Richard Hunt’s amazing mom Jane died earlier this week, just a month short of her 91st birthday. She was a wonderful lady and a big part of why he was such a great performer and kind person. She was also … Continue reading

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Celebrating Stonewall 50: Two New Reviews!

My two new reviews in the Indypendent highlight how the LGBT movement is looking back at its history — and looking forward at the same time. “Gay Old Brooklyn” is a review of Hugh Ryan’s new book When Brooklyn Was … Continue reading

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New Essay in Puppetry International!

So proud of my new piece, “Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference” in the latest Puppetry International! The narrative nonfiction piece gives you a sneak peek at what’s happening now in puppetry, as well as how contemporary … Continue reading

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