Today is the Fourth of July and we in America celebrate it as our Independence Day. Like many of our founding myths this is not entirely accurate (yes, I'm looking at you, cherry tree). Still we must celebrate our independence from Britain on some day and this is as good as any. It comes with … Continue reading An American Independence Day PSA
I've already written many times about my Father on Fathers Day and how I miss him. Hope you celebrate your dad today and everyday and cherish him if he is still with you. This is still my favorite picture of me and my dad. It was taken several decades ago. As always you can find … Continue reading Happy Fathers Day to all and especially my Dad
I really like sushi so am happy to celebrate this day. But not all sushi. Those restaurants who insist on having the sushi chef choose your selection don't suit me. For instance, I'm sorry but I don't like eel. Yet that seems to be one of the sushi chef's favorites. So I'm not a sushi … Continue reading Happy International Sushi Day
I certainly am. I think the committee is doing a good job and there are still plenty of revelations to come. But I write today to comment on the testimony yesterday of Judge Michael Luttig, don't worry it's not political. His halting delivery and careful parsing of his phrasing immediately reminded me of my favorite … Continue reading Are you watching the January 6 Hearings?
This weekend is Father's Day and I thought I would show a great photo from my family. From left to right is my father, Todd; his brother, my Uncle Jack; and his brother, my Uncle Reed. Unfortunately for my family, they have all passed. But for those who knew and loved them, you can recognize … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – All our Dads
So in my occasional Throwback Thursday series - The Cincinnati Reds! Woo-hoo! So if you follow baseball you know that my Cincinnati Reds have gotten off to a historically bad start. For one of the first times in this season, we do not have the worst record in major league baseball. For 2022 that is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My Reds do not have the worst record in baseball – for now…
My short play "Happy Birthday, Leonard" will be part of the Theatre Odyssey Seventeenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival in Sarasota, Florida. There will be three evening shows from Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 11 at 7:30 PM. There will also be a matinee at 2 PM, Sunday, June 12. I will be at that … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Leonard” to be mounted in Sarasota
For those in Central Florida, hope you will come to see the play. For those farther away, please say a quick and quiet prayer that it goes all right. Been a long time since I was in quite this type of situation. Tonight is opening night at the Living Drama Theatre in Eustis, Florida for … Continue reading Tonight is Opening Night
My father died far too young, taken by his addiction to nicotine and cigarettes. I miss him a lot and thought I would dredge up two nice photos from the past. Below are photos of my father in 1938 and me in 1960. Both enjoying the sun on a blanket on the lawn. Happy Birthday … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My father would have been 85 today
In the settlement between Major League Baseball and the Players Union an unfortunate clause was included. It enshrined the Designated Hitter for the National League. The American League has abided by it for decades so it is not unprecedented. But I have always enjoyed the strategy implications of the pitcher batting for himself and the … Continue reading In Memoriam – Pitchers at Bat
Recently I had a request from an undergraduate student at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She had found one of my plays on the website http://www.newplayexchange.org. I have only a few of my play scripts up there and need to find time to post more. It is my first experience in a stranger … Continue reading My play in a classroom
If you read this blog at all regularly you already know my life long love of the Cincinnati Reds. Though delayed, the Reds will open their season in Atlanta tonight. It is only the third time since 1890 that the Reds have not opened the season in Cincinnati. The last time that happened was in … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a long ago family Cincinnati Reds game as their 2022 Campaign is launched!
Sorry I haven't posted of late, been very busy and not looking to let up soon, but will try to post more often. However, I always try to post on World Theatre Day and I have a couple of bits of news on this very special day. My play "Celebrity Divorce" received its world premiere … Continue reading Some Local Theatre News on World Theatre Day
There is unease in Reds Nation. Management recently traded away two of the fan's (and mine) favorite players, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to the Seattle Mariners. There is much rending of clothing, gnashing of teeth and bitter complaining on Reds social media. But calm down folks. Suarez seriously underperformed recently, even though he is … Continue reading Trying to be a patient Cincinnati Reds Fan
I have a confession to make. I am, and I do not take this lightly ... my name is Walter and I am a Thespian. Have been for most of my life. While I was interested in theatre from the time of high school I didn't know much about it. I was working on a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A high school age confession
Finally, Major League Baseball and its players have come to a tentative agreement that looks like it will stick. While I am upset that my Cincinnati Reds will not open at home for only the third time since they joined the National League in 1890, I'll take it. They will start the season in Atlanta … Continue reading Baseball is back! and my play has its world premiere performance this evening!
For today's Throwback Thursday, a bicycle made for three. The year is 1942 and the riders are, from left to right, my dad (Todd), his brother (my Uncle Reed), and their cousin (my Uncle Hutch). Todd and Hutch were about the same age (here about three or four I'm guessing) but my Uncle Reed was … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A bicycle made for three
You may have heard of and hopefully have played a new internet game called Wordle. It is a simple but beguiling endeavor. It was invented by Josh Wardle as a fun word game for his partner and he posted it to be played for free on the Internet. It took off when he added a … Continue reading A Word on Wordle!
Peanut Butter is delicious and nutritious and versatile. It can be made into cookies, a delicious Thai sauce, and when encased in chocolate, a delightful Reese's Cup. Best of all it can disguise medicine for doggies. So here is a gif of a real Jif fan and peanut butter lover! As always you can find … Continue reading National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
We all influence other people by the example we set with everything we do. We need to remember that as we go about our daily life and make decisions that affect other people. The example we set can sometimes have a greater impact than the results of the decision itself. Remember that as you go … Continue reading National Set A Good Example Day
The fourth Friday of February is set aside as National Skip the Straw Day. The huge numbers of plastic straws used by the world everyday stays around a long time and damages untold wildlife. I generally never use the straw given out when I dine out, but there is an alternative to just skipping it. … Continue reading National Skip The Straw Day
Well, my Bengals did not win Super Bowl LVI. Sure I was a bit crestfallen, but I have several upbeat thoughts about the game. It was an exciting and competitive game. Too many Super Bowls are boring and blowouts. I like seeing games decided in the last minutes.There have been many complains about officiating (especially … Continue reading Disappointed but excited for the future
After celebrating the cuisine of Cincinnati on this blog for the last week, I don't think there is any doubt who I think will win. It has been a long stretch of waiting and rebuilding for the professional teams of the Queen City. I am still waiting on another title for my beloved Reds and … Continue reading Super Bowl LVI – The Big Game – The Big Day – My Prediction (as if you didn’t know)
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #7 – Hudepohl Beer and the source of the “Who Dey” chant
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #6 – Cincinnati Style Chili (with a call out to National Peppermint Patty Day)