It’s been an odd and exhilarating few weeks. First, my nephew lives in Tokyo and we all worried about the earthquake there and all the people affected. Then the release date of Dancing With Eternity got moved back to June, then to September because more people are getting interested in it and BIG STUFF is happening. Then Portal 2 (for those of you who can follow the math – that’s the sequel to Portal), the computer game that my wife, Ellen McLain stars in, was released. Meanwhile I was doing voice work on the new Lord of the Rings game coming out this Christmas: LOTR: The War in the North, and opening as Sir John Falstaff in a nice production of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Seattle Shakespeare Company. And recording several episodes of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. If I had wanted to be this busy I would have gotten a real job.
In any case, I apologize to my numerous blog readers for not putting more multi-dimensionally witty stuff up here for you to waste your time reading. I know I have a responsibility now, like a person who puts up a bird feeder, to continue to supply you with sparkling fodder to fill the aching gaps in your otherwise drab, featureless intellectual hejiras. It’s not that I don’t take this responsibility seriously, it’s just that I don’t take it all THAT seriously.
But the overriding theme in all of this frivolity and dissolution is that creative things are happening in the world in the face of horrible dangers and unsolved problems. I continue to be blown away by the ideas and dreams of my younger relatives and colleagues. The human race is going places. We’re not done yet. The universe is our oyster which we with optimism, faith, hope and creativity will open. And if we don’t it’s our own damn fault.