Irreverent musings on theatre, food, books, horses, and life in the twenty-first century
"There is an upstart crow beautified with our feathers that, with his `tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide,' supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; being an absolute Johannes Factotum, in his conceit the only shake-scene in a country."
Academic specializing in theatre history and dramatic literature; mother to software designer and entrepreneur, Al3x Payne; mad, crazy horsewoman who dotes on her grey thoroughbred gelding, Mr. Beau, and her Argentine warmblood, Flynn, and my two adorable Portuguese water dogs, Chloe and Jack. Personal philosophy: perform small acts of kindness; smile at human folly; and luxuriate in life's many pleasures.