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Good CitizenshipThis past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining members of my community in Reading, PA at the Women's Rally, in City Park.  In attending to standing with my ...
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Prof Poll: Career-Driven or Coasting?

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The Practical Prof® Reflects on 9/11 + 15

Reflecting back on September 11, 2001, I see my life clearly delineated as pre-9/11 and post-9/11. In my pre-9/11 experience, my life was essentially fear-less, as in free from fears. After ...
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Orlando

Typically, The Practical Prof's lessons and advice are confined to the workplace arena.  The mass-murders in Orlando require a departure from business as usual. The Prof cannot remain silent on ...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana). I recall seeing this quote for the first time at Dachau Concentration Camp in 2004. I also ...
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Emotionally Unintelligent Restaurateur

Had the pleasure of meeting some dear friends for Burger Night at a local eatery. I don't go out often, but was looking forward to the experience, mostly because of ...
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The Devil IS in the Details!

The misspeak by Senator Clinton about the Reagan’s support of AIDS in the 80’s prompted me to fire off a scathing post on Facebook about how Nancy and President Reagan ...
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Wonderful Opening Night for Metis and the Man at Reading Theater Project's Fight or Flight production.

Big shout out to director George Hatza Jr., and actors Christopher David Roche' and Kath Godwin for bringing my play to life in such a profound way.

From the review in Saturday's Reading Eagle, Susan L. Pena wrote: "In Santo Marabella's quirky and thought-provoking 'Metis and the Man,' featuring a robotic therapist (voiced offstage by Godwin) and a patient paralyzed by fear (Roche), Hatza has focused on the underside of the story that is never completely revealed, except in Roche's emotional performance."

Still many opportunities to see this and the other 7 short plays: Two more performances this weekend, and three next weekend!
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Metis and the Man Santo D. Marabella's latest play, Metis and the Man, a one-act, is being performed by Reading Theater Project, as part of their Fight or Flight production during the September 29 and Oct 6, at the WCR Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. When President Roosevelt said, “the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” in his first inaugural address in 1933, he was underscoring the paralyzing effect that being afraid had on our ability as a nation to move out of the depression towards prosperity. It’s not much different for us as individuals: our fears can immobilize our ability to lead productive and satisfying lives. Metis and the Man acknowledges the pervasive cultural context of fear in which Americans live and the disempowering impact it has on us as individuals. More importantly, it calls attention to the power we have to manage our fear, if we are open to re-perceiving it as a force to reckon with in our present, that is relegated to our past, so it doesn’t impact our future.

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