New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics” // “The Challenges Facing General Semantics”

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Earlier this year as a board member for the Institute of General Semantics, I was posed three questions: In what ways and to what extent can GS continue to assist in the development of society in the contemporary (e.g. PTSD)? What are the primary challenges currently facing GS? What should be/ could be the future direction of the GS? My response … Read More

Ben Hauck’s SlateShot Makes the ActorIntro SlateShot Hall of Fame

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This morning I found out that one of my SlateShots — a very short introductory clip tailored to masthead an Actors Access profile — was chosen for the first ever ActorIntro SlateShot Hall of Fame. My SlateShot — which mentions my being like the male version of Flo from Progressive — appears around 2:50 in the video. Links Hall of … Read More

New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics”

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An essay I wrote this year redefining the field of semantics to better understand and define the field of general semantics was recently published in the journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay — titled “On Semantics and General Semantics: Redefining the Former to Understand the Latter” — appears in ETC Volume 70, Issue 3 and kicks off the issue … Read More

Race // NYC Cupcake Run 2013

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This morning I ran the 2013 NYC Cupcake Run in Astoria Park, in Astoria, Queens.  My official race time was 21:13, which equated to 2nd place! (A great way to celebrate my birthday!) For a blog post about my race from my running blog, click here.  

Race // NYC Pizza Run 2013

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This morning I ran the 2013 NYC Pizza Run in Tompkins Square Park, in Manhattan’s East Village.  My official race time was 17:33, which equated to 6th place overall and 5th place among males. For a blog post about my race from my running blog, click here.  

New Video Series // “Reading ‘Long-Form Improv'” with Ben Hauck

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Today I released the first videos of my new series supplementing the chapters of my book Long-Form Improv.  The series is titled “Reading Long-Form Improv“ and it’s viewable on my YouTube channel. Each video is dedicated to a chapter in my book, and each fleshes out the topics in the chapter for even better understanding. I’ll be releasing videos periodically, so subscribe … Read More

“The Infinite Need” Grabs 17 iNeed Awards, with Ben Hauck Winning 10!

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The 2012 iNeed Awards were announced today, and my little web series with Mandy May Cheetham titled The Infinite Need swept the contest with 17 victories! I won for Best Male Comedy Performance, Best Male Improvised Performance, and opposite Mandy May Cheetham, Best Comedy Duo. (I won 10 awards if you count my producer and creative role in the web series.)

Interview on “Long-Form Improv” with Lucy-Jade Norris // “On Deck with Lucy” Web Series

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The über-talented Lucy-Jade Norris hosts On Deck with Lucy, an interview series that features talent, trends, and tastes of New York City.  She interviewed me for Episode 3, and here’s the video which just came out. In the video we cover my book Long-Form Improv, my all-improvised web series The Infinite Need, and the improvised sermons I do as the Reverend Raymond … Read More

Radio Interview with Lucy-Jade Norris // On Air with Lucy

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This evening I did a live radio interview for Lucy-Jade Norris‘s program On Air with Lucy.  In the interview, we talked about the recent NYC Replacement Marathon that I organized while briefly touching on my book Long-Form Improv. Click here for the archived program with my interview.

The New York City Replacement Marathon – Wrap-Up!

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Below is the wrap-up email I sent out to interesteds and participants in the NYC Replacement Marathon run at 8am on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Central Park. The post below is slightly modified from the original email. UPDATED: 11/18/2012 Hello, all! Many of you participated in the NYC Replacement Marathon. Others of you emailed me and subways got in … Read More