Because the First One was Grand, But Not an Opening?
This sign is from the biker bar that my friend Dan and I like to frequent. We love it because we don’t remotely fit in there and that amuses us. We have a goal to get in the good graces of the bartender, a mostly kind and bear shaped man who is appropriately nick-named “Baloo.”
It occurred to me, after seeing this sign, to volunteer my proofreading services. “Somehow,” I decided, “I doubt that will ingratiate me to the bikers.”
I am a writer, ceramic artist, knitter, and stepmom. As a playwright, I had six short plays produced in showcases and festivals in Manhattan, Salt Lake City, and Austin. My full-length play, Locking Doors, was presented by Wordsmith Theatre Company in The New Lab Theatre (University of Utah) in 2005. I co-wrote a teleplay titled “Thank God I’m Atheist” which won the 2015 “No God But Funny” contest founded by the Center for Inquiry. My short nonfiction essay, “It’s Coming Down,” was published by the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. My essay "The Red Rock Chronicles" was published in Contemporary West magazine. I currently work in pharmaceuticals professionally and write recreationally, but dream of making the transition to write professionally and do pharmaceuticals recreationally. I am a Utah native and live in Salt Lake City with my family and our Goldendoodle. I am working on a collection of humorous non-fiction essays and a second full-length play.
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