I know that your costume will be the best ever. I'm certain your bag will be full of delicious candy and only the kind you really like. I hope no one TPs your yard this year. That wasn't me last year. Really. Someone else. Happy Halloween As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com … Continue reading Happy Halloween
Tonight is CINCINNATI night at a nice restaurant in downtown New York, Edwards, at 136 West Broadway and http://www.edwardsnyc.com from 5 PM to 10:30 PM (last Monday of every month). Last time I was there I enjoyed a delicious half rack of Montgomery Inn Ribs, their patented sauce, potato chips and half ear of corn. … Continue reading Cincinnati Night Again at Edwards in NYC
Today's matinee (3 PM) at the Players Theatre Short Play Festival will be the very last opportunity for you to see my play THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT SCARY. It is a fun romp through scary movie tropes and was written just for this festival so will not be performed again. Don't miss the hilarious hijinks … Continue reading Last Chance!
I hope you have a fun weekend. And I am certain you will if you come to tonight's 7 PM performance of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival at 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. One of the short plays this evening is my production of THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT SCARY, written specifically for the … Continue reading Have a Fun Weekend
Need a good laugh? Don't we all in these times. Come to see THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT SCARY, part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival at 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Shows tonight and tomorrow are at 7:00 PM and on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Reserve your tickets at http://www.shortplaynyc.com or pay at … Continue reading Wanna Laugh? We need it!
If you are in New York this weekend I hope you can join us for THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT SCARY. My short play script, a fun romp on scary movie tropes, is part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival in Greenwich Village. Tonight is Opening Night and it runs through Sunday. Directed by … Continue reading OPENING NIGHT for The Ride Down Mount Scary!
I'm still sharing quick one minute clips of my recent Blue Ridge Parkway trip because seeing them replayed brings me much pleasure. I love that road. This segment features persistent early morning fog and enchanted forest land. And yes, one more fade to tunnel, there are a lot on this stretch but will disappear the … Continue reading BRP Still Foggy Blue Ridge Parkway Ride
I do enjoy chocolate, but not those complicated desserts with six different types of chocolate all piled on each other. The chocolate topping of a Boston Cream Pie nicely counterpoints the yellow butter cake and delicious creamy custard sandwiched between. I really like Boston Cream Pie, even if it is more like a cake and … Continue reading National Boston Cream Pie Day – an omen?
First a reminder that my short play (poster above) is at the Players Theatre NEXT weekend. If you are in New York that weekend (October 25-28) we hope to see you there. Check the poster or footnote for more information and be sure to use the discount code when ordering on line or at the … Continue reading New York Theater Grab Bag
Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. I don't make these up folks. This is a real National Day and I think it is incumbent on you to eat the food of the day when posted. You notice I don't call out things like Brussel Sprout Days, now do I? So eat a Chocolate Cupcake today, … Continue reading National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Alton Brown is one of my favorite television cooking celebrities. His goofball antics and scientific cooking explanations have always thrilled me. While I have baked all my life I only did rudimentary main course cooking after I learned from Alton. I don't much like his competition game show programs but did enjoy his Broadway Show. … Continue reading Good Eats RELOADED
Playwright Sean O'Leary has weighed in on a fascinating historical puzzle. Acclaimed poet and literary influencer Ezra Pound disgraced himself with anti-Semitic broadcasts in favor of Italy's fascist government during World War II. Returned to the US in 1945 he was committed to an asylum under threat of treason charges. With the support of one … Continue reading Review – Pound
Today is National Motorcycle Ride Day. You can peruse my blog to see videos of various rides I have taken recently and documented with my GoPro camera. Like the Henry Hudson Drive, with the Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR.ORG), with my mom on her first ever ride (My Motorcycle Mama) or my recent ride on … Continue reading National Motorcycle Ride Day
Plays based on historical figures and events can tend to be dry or preachy. That is not the case with MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR which opened last night at the West Side YMCA Little Theater. Happily it is a sprightly concoction of vivid characterizations and engaging examinations of a particularly fascinating moment in music history. Composer … Continue reading Review – My Parsifal Conductor
We had a terrific rehearsal last night for my short play THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT SCARY which will soon be in the Players Theatre Short Play Festival in Greenwich Village. Directed by Pamela Wilson it features the talented performers Carly Ruda, Eric Diamond, Holly Rosen and Maggie Hunter. Performances are October 25-27 at 7 PM … Continue reading The Ride Down Mount Scary
Well, there are no longer any teams from Ohio or New York in the baseball playoffs. I will follow the post season because of my love of baseball but am already looking forward to next season. Spring training is just around the corner. So now I focus a bit on football where the Bengals already … Continue reading Baseball and Football
Another Blue Ridge Parkway one minute sampler as I climb higher into the clouds toward Craggy Gardens. I didn't stop there because it was entirely fogged in, you get a hint of that in this quick video. I place these in the blog to return to that Zen like time of riding this most beautiful … Continue reading BRP – The Smokey Mountains
Today is National FlufferNutter Day, the silliest name for a sandwich and a delicious lunch. But only because it has marshmallow creme. That is the secret. Marshmallow Creme. I could eat it all day and add a bit of peanut butter on white bread. Delicious. Do you have fond FlufferNutter memories and did your mom … Continue reading National FlufferNutter Sandwich Day
During my recent Can-Am Spyder trip I took a detour to visit Highlands, North Carolina. A small town in the middle of the Nantahala Forest, it is a bustling tourist town during the summer and has fewer than a thousand citizens over the long cold winter. I've spent several summer stock seasons there and one … Continue reading The Franklin Road to Highlands
Today is National Taco Day and many cultures have appropriated the form to transform the humble Mexican staple into their own signature flavor. Recently the New York Times Food Section showcased a new version: The BLT Taco, so I had to give it a try. I went the simple route lining the tortilla with mayonnaise, … Continue reading National Taco Day
THE NAP is an odd bird at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The first extended and endless scene is taken up with exposition, explaining the game rules of Snooker, the family connections to come into play and the meaning of the title (The Nap of a snooker table - the patterns of … Continue reading Review – The Nap
Did you make it to the amazing Medieval Festival here at the upper tip of Manhattan so very close to my home? It was marvelous with many people in costume, lots of fun food, crazy vendors, stadium shows, street shows, and generally festive atmosphere. It was more crowded than normal with a new safety lane … Continue reading 2018 Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival
Today is the first day of October which is also National Popcorn Poppin' Month. The message here is to enjoy some popcorn this month whether it comes from fresh popped popcorn at home, or the movies or the ballpark. My favorite and appropriate for this month is the old fashioned sweet popcorn ball. Happy October, … Continue reading National Popcorn Poppin’ Month