Jen and I went to see our friend Carson today. He writes and directs plays, and he recruits Jen every single time to design the lights and the sets. It's fun to see how the productions develop from read-throughs to blocking to the opening night. Carson is cool. One of my friends asked him once why he even bothered to pursue a career as a playwright since they made very little money, and Carson answered "That's why I like it." I wish I could have that idealism.