Here's a piece he wrote that resonated with me on several levels, especially when it comes to "auditioning" for storyboard work.
My point of view has moved slightly toward the other side of the table, at least enough so I can understand the alternative point
-- Bob Foster (TAG e-board member and Prez Emeritus)
The last paragraph of Mark's piece (but please read the whole thing):
... The world keeps turning and you have two choices: You can turn with it or you can spend your time trying to shove it back in the other direction. Since no one has ever succeeded at that yet, I don't know why people — especially people who could be as brilliant as Sid Caesar — keep trying. Besides, it's so much fun to hop on and go along for the ride, especially when the alternative is being left behind.
Mark has an interesting point-of-view on Ageism in the article above.
I get a lot of phone calls from veterans who tell me (unhappily) that they have trouble getting work. I think there's a bit of gray-listing that goes on. But I also think, as Mr. Evanier does, that sometimes it's attitude. I mean, over the years I've helped seasoned artists secure jobs; sometimes they land the gig and perform their new tasks with enthusaism and vigor. And stay for years. Other times, they get the job but are soon let go. Sometime it's because their skill sets don't meet the requirements of the job, but other times it's bad attitude.