VOLCANO!

Often, I have made the comparison of taking a risk – in life, on stage, whatever – to jumping in a volcano. Since the 5th of September, the comparison has changed to driving up the side of a volcano.  We spent the end of summer on the island of Maui. The last big vacation before… Continue reading VOLCANO!

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ABANDONED 

What we have learned this year is that I will abandon any sort of blogging if the New York Mets are in a pennant race. The metropolitan baseball team not named the Yankees played their first game in November ever.

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Previous October 30th Thoughts…

Yesterday, my personal record for birthday greetings was shattered by those who posted (actual numbers not revealed)… That’s not to say I weigh the joy of my birthday in social media posts… Or that I must have been a better person his year to receive that many more posts… I mean, I’m certainly a better… Continue reading Previous October 30th Thoughts…

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MUMMERSVERSARY

This blog will expose truths about the original pitch of [By The Mummers] on this, their 6th anniversary, September 8th, 2015. These are actual quotes.

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RING

In 1988, my traveling baseball team won a district championship. In 1990, the same thing happened. In 1991, I was selected for the district team. We won the county championship. The island championship. And the state championship. When we lost two straight games in the regional tournament, one of the infielders defecated in my hotel… Continue reading RING

SHAVIAN

Ten years ago, I was at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. A quick getaway day off from the Sterling Renaissance Festival. We would browse the many exhibits over the course of a few hours soaking in the history of America’s pastime before heading back to the woods. I knew it was going to… Continue reading SHAVIAN

VOICE

My vocal chords used to be made of elastic. I could get through a whole summer at the Sterling Renaissance Festival screaming my bloody head off and it wouldn’t be until I started dehydrating via Sunday night alcohol consumption that my voice would start to go. No more.

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UKELELE 

so, you take off from your blog for six weeks and the first thing you post about is… a ukelele??? About thirteen years ago, I had a ukelele. I strummed it as a character choice for the nerdy Irish brother of the bride I played in an Italian-Irish wedding dinner theater show. Just like the… Continue reading UKELELE¬†

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LETTERMAN

Last year, I was walking down an interior staircase in a New York City building. At one of the floors, a man who I recognized as a member of David Letterman’s inner circle stood in the doorway. I passed him and then, halfway down the next level, slowed my pace down considerably. I slowed down… Continue reading LETTERMAN

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