My friend Scott Merrick is many things: Teacher, poet, musician, father. We met 30 years ago when we were apprentices together at the Alaska Repertory Theatre.
(he's to my left in this photo, circa 1978)
He's as close as blood and breath. We're Godfather to each other's sons. Among his many gifts is the ability to be kinder and more loving than any man I've ever met. I wake up every morning and aspire to emulate that as well as his ability to share his passions with such even-tempered decency. I wouldn't be who I am today without his example and encouragement. Take a look at his life's work here. I highly recommend reading his book of poetry Speculativity, available at www.lulu.com. And you can purchase his music on Itunes.
The Showing Up site is now up and running.
These are some causes we support here at Chez Seamus. I hope you'll check them out:
Please feel free to drop a line to say hello. Though I can't reply, it's nice to know who's rolling through.