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
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
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!
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 #3 – Goetta
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…
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
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!
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
When I lived in New York City I reviewed every play I saw, and that was quite a lot. I was lucky to be able to acquire inexpensive tickets (sometimes reviewer freebies) to a large number of events. Because theater in New York is big business and theater talent is concentrated there, I had high … Continue reading Three Reviews I Won’t Be Writing
Our family has a long tradition with Florida, going back to when my grandparents took their sons (my dad and uncles) to the state from Cincinnati to aid in their health growing up. Of course we often vacationed here when we were based in Ohio. As for me, I was born here, graduated high school … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Our families in Florida!
The pandemic shutdown of theater in New York was very hard to take for those of us who love the art form. While performers took to streaming, I never warmed to the platform. For some odd reason I enjoy sitting shoulder to shoulder with strangers to watch live performers. Not the best pastime during a … Continue reading Broadway takes a big step forward to returning
Whenever we reach a round number anniversary of a notable event the media pulls out all the stops in their coverage and special editions. I have written previously of my experiences on that date in New York City and will, briefly, here again today. But even before I moved to the Big Apple I often … Continue reading Personal Memories on the 20th Anniversary of the Attacks of September 11, 2001
Five years ago today I started this simple little blog on a lark. I didn't have a product or a viewpoint to sell and I have never tried to monetize this blog. I talk about things I am interested in like theatre, food, books, observations and what I believe is humor (not agreed on by … Continue reading My Fifth Year Anniversary as a Blogger
Having arrived in Florida in the midst of Hurricane Season, I am keeping a close eye on the tropics, as they say here. Getting here was a bit of a hurricane dance as well. I had precious little control of dates and process after I signed the contract to sell the apartment in New York. … Continue reading A Ramble on avoiding disasters and dancing with Hurricanes
With the wonderful ride I just completed in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, my memories went back to the vacation I took there in 1990. There were lots of wonderful activities but one of my favorites was a white water rafting trip that was both exciting and frustrating. Here is a photo the rafting … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains
Sorry that you've been inundated with pictures from the motorcycle trip I have been taking with Acie through the Skyline Drive and the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. There are lots of photos and videos that I must sort through and process later. I will revisit this adventure with new images in the future but two … Continue reading A Fitting Finale to an Epic Adventure
The first day for Acie and I to ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway was generally wonderful. We went from mile 1 heading south to about mile 200. There was a 24 mile detour through Roanoke due to roadwork on the Parkway. Though we had a nice lunch at a place named Macados, we agree … Continue reading Blue Ridge Parkway Thunder Storm
Day One of the Excellent Acie and Walter August Ride took us down the enter length of the Skyline Drive from Front Royal to Waynesboro, Virginia. I've done the ride several time but this was Acie's first time to run the entire road. It was a great day to ride motorcycles with only a few … Continue reading Skyline Drive – checked off, again
I have been looking forward to this morning for a very long time. Today Acie Lee Williams (aka Ace Montana) and I head out on a trip through the Eastern mountain pathways. We start this morning with the Skyline Drive in Northern Virginia, spend several days on the Blue Ridge Parkway and cap it off … Continue reading My epic mountain ryde starts this morning
Yesterday I posted this photo of my probably 11 year old father posing on a parked motorcycle. All that was penciled on the back were the words "Todd" and "1949." I recognized the driveway but couldn't identify who the motorcycle might belong to and asked for help from family. As usual, my family came through. … Continue reading Friday Follow-up to a Thursday Throwback
You may or may not have heard but I am pulling up roots and moving to the state of Florida. I have lived in New York City for more than 23 glorious years and first fell in love with it when I visited when I was just 17 years old. As I was originally born … Continue reading Dual Citizenship, here I come Florida, ready or not
I've had this blog for several years and a little counter on my WordPress dashboard informs me that this is my 1,000th post. Quantity isn't really my goal but I hope you have found some quality as well. I hope you have enjoyed the theatre reviews, recipes, and silly jokes. With this amount of posts … Continue reading My 1,000th Post!
Long time readers of this blog are well aware that I am a life long fan of my Cincinnati Reds. This century has been pretty tough for dedicated fans such as myself. We seem to have been in re-building mode for the last two decades. In last year's shortened COVID season we made it to … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds are UP at the All-Star Game Break!