Colin Fisher

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Don’t Call It a Diet

Earlier this summer I got the idea to try a little experiment. Most people would probably call it a diet, but when someone who looks like me tells someone they’re on a diet they get a reaction which then requires a follow-up explanation that I got very tired of giving. So, yes, I experimented on… Read More

America is an Idea

America is an idea. Ideas are like clouds. Seen from a distance they make sense; you can describe their shape, their color, their direction. Get closer and things blur. You can’t define the edge—where is cloud and not-cloud? You begin to see the constantly shifting nature of the thing you call “cloud.” Eventually the cloud… Read More

Edgar Goes to the Store

For Edgar’s previous adventures, please read: Edgar’s School Days Edgar Sees an Acquaintance and It Goes Badly Edgar ducked into the health food store on his corner as he walked to work. His objective was to buy just one item for lunch. He wan’t necessarily healthy, and what he was buying was only marginally food,… Read More

Edgar’s School Days

Edgar hated manning the door during changeover at lunch. He’d taken the job in the offices of the West Village Early Childhood Development Center because, well, it was a job. A thing with a desk and a computer and tasks he knew how to complete, or could at least learn how to complete after a… Read More

We’re smarter than we think

I’ve seen/heard/osmotically absorbed a decent amount of press for the new film The End of the Tour, about the end (duh) of David Foster Wallace’s press tour (duh) for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest.  If you’re not familiar with Wallace, first off do yourself a favor and read his essay “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never… Read More

Photos from 28 Marchant Avenue

This week Broadway World put up production photos from 28 Marchant Avenue, the new show in which I play a young John F. Kennedy.  It’s a touching and challenging piece about the five summers leading up to Rosemary Kennedy’s lobotomy, and the conversations the family had (and didn’t have) about what to do with their oldest… Read More