Home Movies – Dad’s Passion

I didn’t post anything yesterday as promised I would each day. I absolve myself. I made the rule. My intentions remain strong. As long as they are not leading directly to hell, I’m okay with everything. This is familiar territory in many ways.  I’ll explain. I observed my father as I was growing up. So…

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Sheltering in Place – Look for the Everyday Joys.

Social distancing has changed our daily routines. My wife Melinda gets up before I do, usually sometime around 5:30. Most mornings I don’t hear her leave the bedroom. I can fall back to sleep when I do. That final hour is often good for one more dream. My dreams make night an adventure for me.…

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Bloggin is hard work.

Blogging is a lot of work. Especially in the beginning, I find I am frequently tempted to give it up. The trouble is not the writing, though that’s challenging enough. At least with writing, the author knows the scope and nature of the task. I enjoy it. But post the message and it all gets…

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Regional Premier: “Levittown” Opens Feb. 21.

Levittown by Marc Palmeiri “You won’t stop watching for a second,” Critic Neil Genzlinger. New York Times. Levittown was first presented opening in New York City in 2006 by the Axis Company. It was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. It was also selected by Backstage as a “Critic’s Pick” in 2009 at The Theatre at…

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Community Theater – Businessman in a Strange Land

#communitytheater #littletheater #amateurtheter Executive producer! That’s my title. Acquired by default, I hasten to add. A little over three years ago, a theater buddy and I decided to start an amateur theater company. I was retired, had time on my hands, and lots of experience on stage. I knew nothing of managing a production, let…

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Birthday Party at Age Eighty – Nothing in the World Like It.

#aging #elderly #octogenarian Eighty! Eight-Zero, brother. Now that’s old. Old as dirt  I remember a television program that was on  in the 1950s called, “Life Begins at Eighty.” It featured a panel white haired octogenarians so perky that the audience almost believed an ancient truth was embedded in the title of the show. Back then,…

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Love Letters by A. R. Gurney – Gurney Got It Wrong

#loveletters #argurney #theater Love Letters by A. R. Gurney has been around since 1988. Many stage and screen luminaries have appeared in it, directed it, or been involved in its promotion. Widespread acclaim for the play – a Pulitzer Prize nominee – surely is due, almost exclusively, to the story line. The play follows Andrew…

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Poetry 101 – Making Sense of Modern Poetry

#poetry #literary #robertfrost #dylanthomas At one time, in order for a composition to be considered poetry, it needed to be rhymed and presented with a consistent cadence. Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Wood on a Snowy Evening” is a fine example.                   Whose woods these are I…

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