Happy Chinese New Year. The Chinese Zodiac makes this year the year of the Tiger. However I choose to know it as the year of the Bengals. After all, among NFL teams, the closest to a Tiger is the Bengal and the Cincinnati Bengals have just qualified for the Super Bowl. Yep, I can turn … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Tiger.
How about that? After a more than three decade wait, my Cincinnati Bengals are back in the big game. They will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI in just two weeks. Best of all, each of the last playoff games in the Divisional and Conference championships have been exciting games to watch … Continue reading My Cincinnati Bengals are finally back in the Super Bowl
While my favorite sport is Baseball, I must admit that the NFL Divisional Playoffs were very exciting this weekend. All of the games were very competitive and were decided on the last possible play. Best of all, the Cincinnati Bengals are having their best season in decades. The Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans, the number … Continue reading Cincinnati Bengals Advance
Waaaay back in July (that seems a long time ago) I posted about a coming performance of one of my short plays scheduled in August in Fredericksburg VA. That was a busy time as we moved to Florida in August and so I could not schedule myself in to see the event. When I checked … Continue reading A pleasant surprise production…
Continuing my march into the past we come upon this odd old photo: Yep, that's me in that receptacle. Was it an attempt to dispose of me? Was it a crazy idea for a new play pen? Perhaps I was into too many things while they were busy with other things? Also possible, as a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Don’t Throw Me Back!
Like many people I love a dollop of whipped cream on just about every dessert. But I have always been a little hesitant about using the product from a can or tub. These contain chemicals and stabilizers to keep them viable for a long time. I have made whipped cream from scratch in the past … Continue reading National Whipped Cream Day
As you might imagine, Christmas in Florida is a little bit different. We'll have no snow but lots of fun and maybe a special sleigh ride through the swamps. As a matter of fact, with my recent quarantine beard growth I just might be able to play the role of Santa if I keep this … Continue reading Merry Florida Christmas
The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere means each following day will get longer going forward. Did you ever wonder how our forebears in northern central Europe kept that Yule log burning for so long in the dark of winter? The story is fascinating. The Yule log was a whole tree meant … Continue reading Welcome Winter Solstice – Yule be glad you read this post!
What do you get a Grandmother who has everything? Half a century ago I was 13 years old and lived just a few blocks away from my Grandmother Thinnes in Cincinnati, Ohio. I cut her yard and did other things around her house and she would pay me a few bucks and make me one … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – my gift to Grandma 50 years ago
Yes, there really is a National Ding-A-Ling Day. When it was created, it was intended to remind you to reach out to old friends on December 12 to catch up. You know, call them on the phone, give them a Ding-A-Ling. Post about it on social media with the hashtag #DingALingDay. Whatever happens don't do … Continue reading National Ding-A-Ling Day
International Mountain Day was established to highlight the important part that mountains play in our ecosystem and world. For me it is more personal. Some people prefer the beach, I love being in the mountains. Particularly the Appalachian chain in the eastern US . I've been to several regions in the Rocky Mountains and it … Continue reading International Mountain Day
For this week's Throwback Thursday I am wishing a Happy Birthday (coming this weekend) to my favorite (and only) brother. He is a fabulous person and quite literally a life saver. Not only is he a great guy he has always had good taste. Below you will find a photo of him proudly standing on … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
I don't know about you, but my bathtub is pretty small for a party. Still, I would be able to host these rubber duckies and still have room for myself. What is National Bathtub Party Day all about? Take the time to have a long soaking bath. It may relax you and be good for … Continue reading National Bathtub Party Day
As we hurry headlong into the Christmas Season, how about a throwback to a Christmas Past? The photo is marked 1960 but I think I look a little older. In any case, it is probably a typical Christmas wish for that time period. My only question is why am I barefoot? Did boots not come … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – an Early Christmas
The news of the passing of Stephen Sondheim filled me with joy. Not because he died, I'm sorry the world is without him. But because the great joy he gave me as the greatest composer and lyricist of the American stage. He constantly expanded and challenged the music theater art form and we are forever … Continue reading In Memoriam – Stephen Sondheim
It is always fun to unwrap and admired new motorcycle gear out of the box. But check back in a few months after the items have been rigorously road tested on both long and short trips. The real value is how they last and serve your purposes. That is exactly what I did. You may … Continue reading Follow-up Review to items from VikingBags.com and VikingCycle.com
I've only been doing Throwback Thursdays on a regular basis for less than a year. Since Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, you can be sure I will have to mount many of these entries over the coming years. Luckily Thanksgiving means a gathering of families and lots of photos along the way. I hope … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nope, this is not what you're thinking. Drinking to oblivion comes after the Thanksgiving Holiday from listening to your crazy relative explain all their political conspiracy theories to you over the turkey dinner. National Tie One On Day is all about helping out with the coming feast. Tie on your apron, roll up your sleeves … Continue reading National Tie One On Day
Usually I dedicate my Throwback Thursdays to joyous or quirky memories of the past. Today, not so much. Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout. This is an annual social engineering event to encourage Americans to stop tobacco smoking. The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – the Great American Smokeout
My recent ten-minute play CELEBRITY DIVORCE has been shortlisted for the Short+Sweet Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates! This means that the script is a finalist and that participating directors will select plays from the group to present in the festival that will be presented between January and March in 2022. Of course the same … Continue reading CELEBRITY DIVORCE is shortlisted in Dubai!
In 2021 Veterans Day happens to fall on a Thursday, so time to include it in my Throwback Thursday series. I am not a veteran of the US armed services, but my father was. My dad served a hitch in the US Army but it was before I was born. I do not have the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Veterans Day!
Here we are again where you will, whether you like it or not, reset your clocks tonight before going to bed, so that when it reaches 2 AM, it will be 1 AM and then, in an hour, 2 AM again. Where does the time go? Let's be honest. Does this mean that your vehicle … Continue reading Daylight Savings returns to Save your Daylight!
My final installment of a celebration of the anniversary of the opening of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The beautiful theater (see my Wednesday post for a photo) could be configured for our exceptional Naples Philharmonic, but also for touring performances of other musicians and Broadway touring productions. From my early days of leading … Continue reading Part 3 of an extended Throwback Thursday – Theatrical Network before the internet!
Following up on the celebration of the anniversary of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. The building is amazing and the community is great. But the best part of my years at The Phil was my colleagues there. The staff was talented, inventive and fun. I kept a copy of the opening … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Part 2 – the opening staff of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Yes, I know it is Wednesday, give me a minute to explain One of my favorite performing venues in the world is the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. I was part of a terrific team of people who opened the theater thirty two years ago today (November 3, 1989). To celebrate that … Continue reading A Triple Throwback Thursday salute to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts