Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29 Tweets - February 19 - Clark Family Theater Troupe

The Clark family theater empire grows. 1 summer. 4 people. 16 productions. 140 individual performances. #Acting #NoSleep 

29 Tweets - February 18 - 10th Anniversary

Husband surprises wi 10th anniversary wedding celebrated in high Edwardian costume during intermission of play. #Romantic

29 Tweets - February 17 - Treading the Boards

Our family becomes a miniature theater troupe appearing in CA's First Theater Production 'The Drunkard' #Actors #Melodrama

29 Tweets - February 16 - Please Not Texas

Discovered I don't want to mess with Texas. Army exiled us there: 6 months. After, we gratefully returned 2 Monterey coast.

29 Tweets - February 15 - I Get Professional

Working at a Fat Farm I discover my talent for management and have my first professional massage. No.1 son starts school

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

29 Tweets - February 14 - Second Marriage

California! We start tradition of marrying every five years. We restate our vows at dawn, looking over Bay while bagpipes play.

Monday, February 13, 2012

29 Tweets - February 13 - Bloody Fingers

Major bout of unemployment puts spouse in Army as Korean Linguist. Kids in separate accidents go to ER to reattach fingers.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

29 Tweets - February 12 - And Now We are Four

"This is MY BABY!" a proud 15 month old declares to admirers of sister. Papa gifts Mama wi vasectomy; worry free sex FTW!

29 Tweets - February 11 - A Very Busy Year

Married. Senior in HS. Win State 4 Drama & Original Oratory. National Honor Society. Son born 5 days b4 graduation. #Happy

Friday, February 10, 2012

29 Tweets - February 10 - I was a Teen-aged Mother

One year from Drama Medalist, to Shakespeare's Katrina, to lover, to pregnant, to Senior, to Married. A hectic pace for change. 

29 Tweets - February 9 - Drama Geeks in Love

Teen years blur of theater, rodeos n boys in every town, none allowed to do more than kiss me. Then BAM! Love! Passion! CMC!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

29 Tweets - February 8 - Raped, then Beaten by Gender Politics

Breasts grow in with a vengeance. School nickname is 'Boobs'. Raped by 1st love - can't tell cuz '77 WY culture says its my fault*

* Just a note: Some girls still get blamed for rape today. Teach your son control, teach your daughters defense and teach both RESPECT!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

29 Tweets - February 7 - A Star is Born

City kids hate on Sh*t kicker me. First kiss is marred by chewing tobacco.  A new found passion for acting provides escape.

Monday, February 06, 2012

29 Tweets - February 6 - Country Mouse Moves to the City

Highs and lows of puberty struck with a vengeance. Parents divorced, remarried and moved us to the city in 12 short months.

29 Tweets - February 5 - Horse Killer and Dead Dog

Ten was tough: I was branded 'Horse Killer' by angry Gran, and suffered devastating loss of treasured dog Festus: snake-bite.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

29 Tweets - February 4 - How to Build a Reader

One bored and whiny 9yr old and one very frustrated mother add up to a summer of reading Shakespeare's Complete Works on a dare.

Friday, February 03, 2012

29 Tweets - February 3 - Choosing a Vocation

At age 7, through the good offices of RL Stevenson, the girl from the high plains discovers what she wants to be: a Pirate!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

29 Tweets - February 2 - Discovery of Love for Horses

Riding, almost b4 she could walk, E developed deep communion with equine companions: the hallmark of a blissful childhood.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

29 Tweets - February 1 - Birth

JW gave birth to a girl child on the steps of a Wyoming hospital in Feb. An omen: this child only flirted with propriety. #29TweetsProject

29 Tweets - Absurdist, Reductionist Fun!

Today I embark on a shared project on Twitter called 29TweetsProject.

The brainchild of a Scottish friend of mine, it is a challenge to tweet your life story in 29 installments - once daily thru Feb.

Yes, I will be distilling the essence of 49 years into 29 Tweets. It will be interesting to see what the 29 things are that highlight the seasons of my life thus far. Follow the hashtag: #29TweetsProject to read microcosmic views of our macrocosmic lives.

Each day in February, I will post my own tweets here as well.