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U.S. Army Capt. Michael Kolton buys ice cream from a street vendor during a combined patrol with Iraqi police officers in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 8, 2008. Kolton is platoon leader, 4th Platoon, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. DoD photo by Spc. Charles W. Gill, U.S. Army.It just amazes me because even though we've seen Michael fairly regularly over the years since Miki and I met in our third year of law school, in my mind he will always be about the same age as the Iraqi kids in that photo. Not to get all "Sunrise, Sunset" or anything, but how is it possible that he is an army captain already? At any rate, we're all terribly proud of him and keep him in our thoughts every day, so I thought I would share the photo here.
It's great to see different casts doing the Missoula Children's Theatre shows. We filmed "The Little Mermaid" for the new film "The Little Red Truck" in two different cities, Hollywood and Harrisburg, PA. The film opens in 12 cities around the country this summer/fall. Hope MCT fans will help spread the word and come out to see it.How cool is that?! Apparently "The Little Red Truck"--a documentary that details the what happens in a week with the Missoula Children's Theatre--has earned rave reviews and honors at a variety of film festivals, and it's going to be debuting in a number of US cities this fall. Unfortunately, none of the cities listed thus far are anywhere near me, so I certainly hope that the movie will be out on DVD eventually.