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!
International Bath Day is celebrated every year on June 14 because it is classically considered the day of Archimedes' greatest discovery. I remember that day well. Let me explain. Archimedes (we called him Archie, but that's a story for another day) was a pretty smart fella and an innovative mathematician. He got the whole measurement … Continue reading Eureka! – I have discovered International Bath Day!
Back again with another motorcycle product first look review. The Viking Cycles company has sent me their Ironborn Textile Jacket so that I can review it. Below you can link to watch my five minute video review on YouTube, but first a few notes. This jacket is high quality, seems very functional and and looks … Continue reading Initial Review of the Viking Cycles Ironborn Textile Jacket
Today, June 7, 2021, is the 54th anniversary of the death of one of my favorite authors, Dorothy Parker. Most people who know Dorothy Parker know her for her witty bon mots - you've probably heard her most famous - "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." One even addressed her eventual demise. … Continue reading A Tribute to Dorothy Parker
You remember what your mother told you as a child - "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Hope you learned your lesson well, but today, take it one step further. Please go out of your way to say something nice. Let's increase civility and let it start with us. This … Continue reading National Say Something Nice Day
For those of us in the United States, it is Memorial Day. The unofficial start of summer it is set aside to honor those who died in the nation's armed services defending our nation. For those around the world, the World Health Organization uses May 31 to encourage all those addicted to tobacco products to … Continue reading Two special days in one…
I'd like to take this opportunity of National Brother's Day to salute and celebrate my favorite brother (and for that matter my only brother) - Ron. He is extraordinarily special in every way and I can confidently tell you that because I have known him his entire life. He was exceptional in school, indeed he … Continue reading Happy National Brother’s Day!
Follow the link below for a video review of a Viking Bags Axe Medium Motorcycle Backpack. The Viking Bags company sent it to me for me to review and this is my initial take. This video is just short of eight minutes. I will be doing a followup after I road test the backpack on … Continue reading Review – Viking Bags Axe Medium Motorcycle Backpack
I am hoping to take a long ryde on my Can-Am Spyder in the coming weeks. (We Spyder Riders pretentiously call an outing a ryde to mimic our product name.) Because of the band width needed this blog page does not allow direct posting of video images as I used to do. Instead one must … Continue reading Testing a new way to view my quick trip videos
During the pandemic lockdown Times Square and the theater district here in New York were a ghost town. Unimaginable before we experienced it. But there are several signs things are getting back to normal. More than half of the Broadway Theaters have announced performance dates starting on September 14 and stretching through the end of … Continue reading Tipping Back to Normal?
In the US today it is Mother's Day (remember last week I reminded you to get your card in the mail and your gift ordered?). Hope you did and that all moms have a terrific day today. The exact date of Mother's Day shifts about the calendar as dictated by the Great Hallmark in the … Continue reading Mom and Socks
In the United States the second Sunday in May is Mother's Day. Usually I post on that day with a celebration of my own mom, but that does you, the reader, little good if you have not prepared. So this is a friendly and helpful reminder to get your card in the mail or order … Continue reading Public Service Announcement for NEXT Sunday
National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day occurs on the Third Friday of April every year. If you take a thorough look you may find unused and out of date medications that have collected there and clutter up the space. Worse, these medications can be dangerous to you or others in your household. Don't just … Continue reading National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
Today is National Cherish an Antique Day and I really appreciate just how much you cherish me. I know I'm old but holding me in your heart makes feel so much better. Actually, I really prefer to be called retro or vintage instead of an antique which is a little pejorative and ... wait a … Continue reading Today is National Cherish an Antique Day and I thank you for caring…
I got the second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine yesterday and am doing well. I have a pronounced soreness at the injection site, but not too bad. Please get yourself vaccinated if you haven't already. We need to put this long nightmare behind us by shutting off the probabilities of any further transmission. And … Continue reading Got my second jab – Please get vaccinated
Happy World Theatre Day after a full year with no theatre. I can't tell you how much I have missed it. I've tried several screening options but it never filled the void. It was fine but so are movies and television. What I love is to sit shoulder to shoulder with total strangers to absorb … Continue reading World Theatre Day 2021
I am very fortunate to have two my short plays streaming online this weekend that you can get tickets to. My popular HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD is part of the Barrington Stage Company's 10th Annual 10x10 New Play Festival and you can get tickets at: https://barringtonstageco.org/10x10-new-play-festival-2021/ And my very recent short play 2020 - A PERFECT … Continue reading Final Weekend to catch my online plays in the safety and comfort of your home
I recently got my first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. I go back for my second shot later this month. The mass vaccination site at the Washington Heights Armory was smooth, fast and efficient. Get yours whenever you can. I'm looking forward to going maskless soon - it is messing with my beard! As … Continue reading Recently got my first jab
We are at that time of year where before you go to bed you should turn your clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Savings Time begins again in the USA. Never mind that most clocks today are automatically controlled by SkyNet and just move the clock forward one hour at 2:00 AM so that you … Continue reading Ramble on Daylight Savings Time
I'm afraid I've been a baaaaad blogger. Been busy personally and also spent some time writing plays. I've not even found the time to read other blogs I enjoy, so will try to make more time for that as well. Meanwhile information has been released for for the live streaming production of my short play … Continue reading Tickets for the Old Library Theatre production of my short play…
In times more fractured since the 60's (not sure if that means 1960's or 1860's), the day commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives with more pertinent lessons than ever. You will find much good writing about his life and lessons. Why not take some time to read lessons by him? I have several in my … Continue reading Martin Luther King Day 2021
I tend to use this blog for lightweight topics such as food, theatre and silly National Day commemorations. But sometimes, well sometimes, I need to address more serious topics. From the Oxford English Dictionary: seditionsedition /sɪˈdɪʃ(ə)n /▸ noun [mass noun] conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a government.– ORIGIN late Middle … Continue reading Sedition Edition
I do not know of anyone who will not be happy to have 2020 behind us. It has been a year of pain and struggle and stupidity in measures heretofore unknown. Manmade dates are somewhat arbitrary in the scheme of the Creator. But this year has been a compacted, concentrated, dumpster fire of an event. … Continue reading The last day of 2020
Merry Christmas. May you and your family celebrate this very special day in the spirit of the season and not in gutter this year has become. May we find a better 2021. We need it more than ever. Merry Christmas. As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes