Jun 02

Haiku 881

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , June 2nd, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

I wake several times

each time dreaming I’m dating

Matt Damon — How strange.  

 

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May 31

Haiku 879

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , May 31st, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Her teachers told her:

“You have a narrow talent.

Stay in comedy.”


Sigourney Weaver

didn’t listen. She proved them

wrong time and again.


Now her goal is to

be a better teacher to

tomorrow’s actors.


“Mentoring is one

of the great joys of getting

older,” she believes.


Young actors, she said,

should get a degree. “Learn how

to read a story.”


“Learn how to see the

beginning, middle and end.

How characters fit.”


“Learn how to be a

good communicator.” Then

she paused and added:


“Art is feeling the

sharpness of someone else’s

experience.” True!

For decades, Sigourney Weaver has been a Hollywood star. While she continues to act, one of her newest endeavors is a small Manhattan theater called The Flea, which gives new actors a stage to practice and perfect their art.

Ms. Weaver recently traveled through Minneapolis as part of the Smart Talk lecture series. I had the pleasure of going to hear her speak.

As an official “Smart Talk Blogger,” I attended each of this year’s events and penned haiku about what each of the visiting speakers had to say.

Even though Ms. Weaver was the last of this year’s events, you can read all of my Smart Talk haiku and start planning to attend next year!

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Apr 07

Haiku 825

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , April 7th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Ann Compton covers

Presidents and the White House

for ABC News.


She comfortably talks

of the West Wing, Air Force One

and Harrison Ford.


It was Harrison

who made her weak in the knees,

never a President.


She said, “They’re only

presidents. They aren’t going

to bite your head off.”

Ann Compton has covered seven different American Presidents from the White House for ABC News. She spoke in Minneapolis on Monday night. I had the pleasure of going to hear her speak.

On 9/11, Ms. Compton happened to be covering President Bush on his trip to Florida. She was in the room when an aide first whispered in his ear that the United States was under attack. Ms. Compton was the only broadcast reporter to then board Air Force One and fly into the unknown. It was interesting to hear her tale from this day.

Ms. Compton was in town as part of the Smart Talk lecture series. In May,  Sigourney Weaver will both come through Minneapolis.

As an official “Smart Talk Blogger,” I have been penning haiku about what each one of them has to say. If you think you’d like to take in the events yourself, I have a coupon code to offer: KW2011.

Read more Smart Talk haiku.

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Mar 28

Haiku 815

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , March 28th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

in Scottsdale, the sun

sinks easily — dinner talk

turns to Hollywood

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