Friday Roundup: Strange Trails
Signing in the rain: Congrats and kudos to the Idaho Theatre for Youth (an education program of Idaho Shakespeare Festival) for their big turnout at the Morrison Center for "Maggie Lumiere and the Ghost Train." Directed by my good friend, and all-around menschiest mensch, Renee Vomocil, "MLGT" is the program's first fully bilingual show, portrayed in both English and American Sign Language. Check out a great little write-up about the show here.
Share the love: (Another) congrats and kudos to Oliver Russell and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho for their fantastic "Alternative Mother's Day Gift" campaign. A welcome substitute for chocolates or flowers, the site allows you to create a customized card relaying the effect of your donation in Ma's name. It's a more meaningful gift and definitely an idea worth sharing.
A life well-lived: Condolences to my friend Troy (and the rest of his fam) on the passing of his grandmother, the harmonica-playing, BASE-jumping, Jay Leno-guest-appearance-ing, centenarian, firecracker-of-a-woman, and inspiration to us all, Dorothy Custer. A truly amazing life.
Farewell, my Treeort: It may have arrived on the heels of an exhausting trip to Kentucky, and it may have been spelled wrong on the official trail guide, but I'm gonna miss the "f" outta that (now) quintessential Boise music festival.