What’s in a name? I once played the role of Richard Noakes in Tom Stoppard’s play, ARCADIA. Having my director give me “notes” on my performance got me thinking that “Noakes’ Notes” would make a great title for an online blog or column. “Mishaguyas” is a word than means “craziness” or “nonsensical” and life is certainly full of its crazy, nonsensical moments and people. Since I have a lot if ideas, experiences…and questions….I decided I needed a place to post my writings. That is why this is here, and where the name comes from.