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!
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