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20 things I regret

We like to live without regret. We want to avoid doing stupid things, and we like to think the stupid things we did helped us grow and become better people. I know that if I went back and changed one bad decision or avoided one unfortunate situation, and I might not have the life I …

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Pippin: How to grow up

This is the fourth installment of a series, Learning from Musicals. I learned other important teenage lessons from Pippin. The first is not to listen to songs from musicals out of context. We performed a few songs from Pippin as one of the opening acts before Dames at Sea in 1978. We couldn’t do the musical …

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Sixty things I learned at Reseda High School

This year, Reseda High School is celebrating its 60th anniversary. On my website, I’ve shared a number of the lessons I’ve learned at this school. For this list, I picked the 60 most important. Although they pertain to my time there in the late 1970s, they apply equally to high school students today and to all of us throughout our lives.