Heads up for an upcoming performance of a new short play

Wanted to give you advance notice for one of my new scripts that will be featured in the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival. Dates are tentatively scheduled for February 21-24. Pamela will direct and casting is underway. More details will be announced soon. I would describe this play as my take on George … Continue reading Heads up for an upcoming performance of a new short play

10th Anniversary of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s famous Miracle on the Hudson Flight

Today is the tenth anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson." The day when pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles lost both engines to bird strikes shortly after take-off from La Guardia Airport and safely landed their passenger jet in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people aboard the … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s famous Miracle on the Hudson Flight

National Bobble Head Day!

Today is National Bobble Head Day! You've seen them. Oversized heads that bobble when vibrated. These silly figures have actually been around for a couple of centuries in one form or another but only became ubiquitous in the last several decades as plastic extrusion techniques improved. They are primarily associated with baseball collectors and giveaways … Continue reading National Bobble Head Day!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Woke up this morning and decided to make my own breakfast sausage. So an unplanned post. I started with Alton Brown's recipe on the Food Network website. You can find it here: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/breakfast-sausage-recipe-2103185 As you can see it is basically a some pork shoulder and fatback ground together with spices. I played with the spices … Continue reading Homemade Breakfast Sausage

American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

During the holidays I visited relatives in Cincinnati and having some downtime I visited an attraction there for the first time. The American Sign Museum is a pretty cool place if rather small and crowded. They have collected and restored old signage with lots of nostalgic appeal (even a set of Burma Shave signs). Lots … Continue reading American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Welcome to 2019 and National Bloody Mary Day!

May you have a bright and cheery new year and a prosperous 2019.  We decided to eliminate our alcohol intake this holiday, but if you celebrated too heartily last night take solace in the dog that bit you during National Bloody Mary Day.  Recipe below.  You're welcome.  I'll be quiet now. As always you can … Continue reading Welcome to 2019 and National Bloody Mary Day!

National Champagne Day – Happy New Year

Sometimes National Day events seem to be randomly placed on the calendar.  Today's National Champagne Day is clearly placed to align with New Year's Eve where marketers are heavily promoting that beverage.  However you celebrate tonight, even if you turn in at 9 PM with every intention of waking to turn on the TV just … Continue reading National Champagne Day – Happy New Year

National Fruitcake Day

Today is National Fruitcake Day.  Smart alecks make a lot of fun of people who actually like fruitcake.  But if you are one of those people you can sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/Fruitcake-Lovers-of-the-World-Unite-196760433903/ Okay, Mark Zuckerberg, do something good and round up all these folks on that page and put them in Gingerbread Gaol. As always … Continue reading National Fruitcake Day