Monday, January 3, 2011

Carpe the Shit Out of That Diem

Life can be an exciting adventure. Every day brings this possibility. My new blog will celebrate my adventure, and I suspect will lead me to some of yours as well. I am dedicating this adventure to Margie Bowman Lambie. I had the good fortune to spend the last eleven years with her. She began the eleven years with a great sense of expectation, courage, and humor. Margie and I began our relationship with the honeymoon...a 20 day blind date touring Scotland together. Margie ended her last adventure making jokes with her doctors and nurses while facing her inevitable final hours. The girl was funny. In between, Margie acted on many stages, had a major heart attack, came to know every local EMT server in two countries, taught drama students with me for ten years, directed countless plays and musicals, traveled lots, took herself off a priority list for a heart lung transplant, guided over thirty young adults into professional acting careers or theatre majors in universities all over the United States, attended classes at Princeton and Rutgers Universities, and moved to Scotland. When she died in March 2010, there were four memorials for her to accomodate the hundreds of friends in Gardenstown, Scotland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Paso Robles, California; and the Comedy Club, Los Angeles. Mahatma Gandi, Ted Kennedy, and Princess Diana only had one each...not bad, Margie. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing with a great sense of expectation, courage, and humor. And, oh, by the way, Margie...I love you.


  1. Such a touching tribute to your wife. You are lucky to have found such a great love.

  2. Just heard about Margie's passing today. She was one of a kind. I knew her in NYC in the early '80's. She was funny and alive in the truest sense of the word. Rest in peace Margie. Alicia