Archive for September, 2017

Do actors memorize their lines anymore?

September 15, 2017

Yesterday I saw Phantom of the Opera at the Boston Opera House. I had a great seat – in the second row. Plus, I had binoculars. Looking through the binoculars I could see the actors close up. One thing I noticed, which surprised me, is that every actor had a wire stealthily running into their ear. I wonder what that wire is for? Is someone telling them what to say?

Do actors memorize their lines anymore? Or, do actors simply repeat what they hear through the wire?

By the way, it was a great show.

The key to health, fitness, and intelligence

September 4, 2017

Over the last 10 years I’ve learned that:

  • Eating one super-healthy meal didn’t give me super health
  • Doing one intense workout didn’t turn me into superman
  • Reading one book that forced me to stretch my mind didn’t turn me into an Einstein.

That said, I’ve discovered that:

  • Eating 10,000 super-healthy meals has given me lots of energy, health, and well-being
  • Doing 1,000 intense workouts has given me strength, endurance, and fitness
  • Reading 500 mind-stretching books has expanded my mental capabilities.

I’ve learned that consistency over the long haul is the key to health, fitness, and intelligence.