Saturday, November 06, 2010

wisdom for actors

"Chance favors the prepared mind."--Louis Pasteur

Think about it, actors. Think about it.

Sondheim and the business writer

Worlds do sometimes collide. Joe Nocera is a tough-minded business reporter for the Times, keeping sharp eye on Wall Street shenanigans for the rest of us.

But in this Times piece, he opens up about his longtime love affair with the songs of Stephen Sondheim.

When I fall for something, I fall hard. Yet I don’t think I’ve ever fallen as hard for anything as I did for Mr. Sondheim’s music. His songs and shows became central to my life, insinuating themselves into my heart and mind. I’m a business writer, but I’d often find myself, in the middle of trying to write a tough-minded article, haunted by some Sondheim song that I couldn’t get out of my head.


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