Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Walking in Memphis

Yeah, I actually did walk about three miles today in Memphis. Of course people of a certain race and class don't walk much in this city, and I got strange looks as I walked along Cooper towards the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center and First Congregational Church. Christine Bakke has arrived, and I received a text message from Bruce Garrett that he pulled into town with sweet ride of car.

I saw Morgan Jon Fox tonight, poor guy looks wiped out from working on filming a movie while also editing This is What Love in Action Looks Like and still working his regular job. Artists will make great sacrifice to do their art. I know that what he shows on Saturday will be amazing, and he will also share about the film making process as well.

On Friday night I will do my official retirement performance of Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House. I hired a camera crew, and four cameras will capture the performance so that the play can be put together for a DVD. Morgan will edit it for me and do it in an artistic way that I believe will capture the essence of the play.

Tomorrow Jim Burroway and Daniel Gonzales of Box Turtle Bulletin will arrive as will Jacob Wilson and his partner Ryan. Others are coming into town too who I am sure you will hear about in the next few days. I will keep you posted.

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At 9:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People in general don't seem to walk much anymore. A friend here asked me to run an errand for her on Saturday. I told her it might take me a little while, because I planned on walking to the hardware store she was sending me to. Her immediate reaction was to tell me that it was too far to walk. The store was only three blocks away! And the blocks here in Rochester are pretty small at that!

Sounds like things are going quite well in Memphis. I'm glad to hear it.

At 1:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the weekend goes really well!

At 8:10 PM , Blogger Carol said...

I heard it said once that Americans only walk if they are NOT going somewhere, (like when they are exercising). When they are "going somewhere," they take a vehicle.

At 9:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol, I'd say that there's a good bit of truth to that statement on the whole.

-- Jarred.

At 6:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time that you got some exercise in some way other than how you usually do so.

Just saying...

Joe G.


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