Thursday, September 10, 2015

The things that make us sigh . . .

Last weekend when making my weekly friday commute to Chicago, I was musing as usual with only 1/2 an ear tuned to the radio as I had already heard part of the broadcast in the Eastern time zone and was waiting for the central time zone to get caught up.  (Yes, I know the satellite radio subscribers are snickering!)

A small phrase snuck into my consciousness, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," and caught my full attention. The particular NPR programming was being sponsored by The Neofuturists.

The Neofuturists were my first pro bono client with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.  I helped them incorporate and file for 501(c)3 status with the IRS. I recall that the IRS had a hard time comprehending that the price of admission for the performance was based on the roll of a dice or a draw of card and that the performance was 30 plays in 60 minutes. I also recall that many of the VPKK lawyers had a bit of a time with clients that walked along the atrium to the conference room wearing t-shirts and Converse All-Stars.

The Neofuturists theatre group is now wildly successful. I hope to take in a performance soon.

It isn't often that the past revisits with such good news. 

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