Love Portland

Jen and I got engaged here and I loved the city when we were here and it hasn’t lost its charm. Happy to be here for these two weeks, but sure do miss my family.

Seattle Load-in

One of the awesome things about the Seattle Paramount is that the seating can disappear and the floor become somewhat flat. This makes for an easier load-in. Literally we hang the balcony rail with a Genie Lift…!! This is a pic of the seats half-way restored!
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Nov 29

It was a rough load in. But we did it. Lots of little issues. Most resolved. We have an artistic license box issue. An annoying box. There is a lot to do preparing for STL fox!

Nov 20

Yesterday, I found a broken scroller (on of the ones bought over the summer) placed with all the working scrollers in the shop. This has solidified a belief that has been building. Our students need to fix more stuff. You need confidence, a sense of responsibility and practice. I know wee can do better, so we will.


This next term, I will continue having repair workshop time 3-5 MWF starting on Friday, January 11th.  I am expecting anyone in the sophomore class or a junior or senior tech major that does not have an assignment to do will be there.  I will give each student a project and all of you will be expected to complete them.  There is a lot to do in our shop and since initiative seems to be low, we are going to push you to do it.

Whoo – hoo!

First week assignments

Bse – chapter 1
cse – create a basic plan
Ase – get a plan together for intensive arts

Go to it, folks. I’ll see you next Friday, and I’ll be cranky!