File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 68


Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 20:42:19 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] this weekend


My husband Chad and I will be performing at Sandglass Theater's benefit
"Puppets in Paradise"  in Vermont.  :)

-z.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Anne Schaefer <
anne-AT-tanglewoodmarionettes.com> wrote:

> Happy Labor of Love Day?
>
> Re the health insurance debate: we pay around $12,000 annually for our
> health insurance (family of four), which is about average, I think.
> It's a middling policy ($5000 deductible, no dental coverage, $20
> copay,etc.).  Not only is it far too expensive (I would much rather
> use some of that money to grow our business, save for college, save
> for retirement, etc.), but I really resent having to filter my
> family's health care through a for-profit company whose ultimate goals
> are clearly adversarial to ours.  Frankly, I'd rather pay the SAME
> amount into an inefficient government-run system; that way, at least
> I'd be saved the visions of fatcat CEO's pocketing our hard-earned
> pennies every time we forked over the premiums.
>
> It truly is a mess, and I know there are no easy answers, but I
> absolutely do not understand the arguments that reform is not urgently
> needed.
>
> This is an interesting take on the subject:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jng4TnKqy6A
>
> How do other puppeteers fare in the health insurance world?
> Presumably everyone buys their own health insurance?  Do your figures
> match ours?
>
>
> Anne Schaefer
> anne-AT-tanglewoodmarionettes.com
>
>
>
> On Sep 4, 2009, at 11:20 AM, Hobey Ford wrote:
>
> > Thanks Robert.  I am excited this weekend to be finishing shooting a
> > music video with puppetry for the band "Arizona".  The nonverbal story
> > is about a young woman finding a trunk of her grandmother's
> > professional marionettes.  She finds a moth eaten marionette body and
> > a photo album with pictures of her grandmother in the hayday of her
> > career with the marionette and decides to restore it and bring it to
> > the rest home to show her grandmother.  The story is inspired by my
> > own daughter bringing home the trunks of Sue Hasting's marionettes
> > that had sat in a storeroom at our state theater and were given to me
> > in return for lending the theater a 30 ft dragon.  The moth eaten
> > marionette in question was actually restored by Sue Hasting's younger
> > cousin and brought to the hospital and shown to Sue the day before she
> > died, so the story is loosely based on a true story.  My own daughter
> > Louisa is coming home from college to shoot the final scenes with her
> > own grandmother who won't have trouble tearing up for the scene.
> >
> > On another note my daughter Sallie Ford's band limped into LA in a tow
> > truck pulling their 1980's tour van.  But she made it (thanks AAA for
> > a 100 mile tow!) in time to open for the Avett Brothers at the Orpheum
> > Theater Sat. night.  She just scored an agent too and is opening for
> > Southern Culture on the Skids in Seattle.  It is wild to have a
> > touring daughter, not with puppets but with music.  When you do what
> > you love it isn't work. Happy Labor day!
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Robert
> > Rogers<robertrogers-AT-robertrogerspuppets.com> wrote:
> >> I hope that everyone has a stress-free, relaxing Labor Day weekend!
> >>
> >> Robert Rogers
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