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Art is a Battle

Art is a Battle

Writing, painting, choreographing a dance, making a YouTube video in the back room… it’s a savage battle.  The TIME to create has to come out of something, dug out of the schedule like a vein of gold ore chipped out of granite.  Time extracted out of the myriad pointless activities of the day, the mundane

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Presenting at EG

Tamra and I are heading up to Monterey to go to the EG Conference, (which is not, as I had supposed, a gathering of people who are fans of the actor E.G. Marshall) where I will be presenting about 20 minutes of my Jimpressions material for an eclectic audience of interesting and interested people. I’m

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW KIND OF ACTING TRAINING

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW KIND OF ACTING TRAINING

For some time, my wife Tamra Meskimen and I have been on a path of supporting and establishing safe places where actors and students can pursue their craft without abuse from invalidative gurus who dominate the performing arts. In New York for many years, after having enjoyed improv classes that had the goal of eliminating

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“Thunder, Thunder, THUNDER…”

Creature design Capt. Shiner by Meskimen

If you happen to know the next couple of utterances that follow that repetitive call, then you may not know it, but I had a big effect on your childhood. It’s generally not well known that in the 1980’s, when I lived in New York, I had a job at Rankin/Bass productions. (Yes, the same

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Goodbye to Area 51

Jim Meskimen in a mysterious vein

Today marks my 51st birthday, or the end of my yearlong excursion into “Area 51”. I find I have a lot to admire and be thankful for. First of all, being alive and still a part of this incredible experience called living. I enjoy life very much, even when it is more or less insufferable.

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