May 182016

Since the transition of this blog from wedding information to travel diary, the “where?” question has meant “where are you going next?” With no update since last summer (despite a promised October trip), the question is now “where have you been?” Unless you’re among the 0.01% of my readers who stumble here accidentally, you know the answer: We’ve been off changing our lives forever. And now, it’s “where do you go from there?”

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May 212015

Letterman On 'Late Night With David Letterman'Last night, I stayed up to watch The Late Show with David Letterman. It’s the first time I’ve been up that late on a weeknight in quite a while, but it was an important event for me to witness in real time. Today, I am tired, and I feel a little empty inside. David Letterman has been a lot of things to me over the years, and while I changed from a daily watcher into someone who only occasionally caught clips on the Internet, there was a certain comfort to knowing he was always there for me when I needed him. And that comfort is now gone. Most people probably have very little idea quite how important David Letterman was to me in my life. I’m going to take a few moments to attempt to rectify that.

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Feb 262015

harry-potter_2810972bI was initially resistant to the “Harry Potter” books and movies, assuming they were popular tripe for adolescents. I’d no intention of seeing the movies, reading the books, or learning anything about them. I generally haven’t had any issue avoiding popular media (sorry, James Cameron… I’ve seen neither Titanic nor Avatar, and have no intention of viewing either), so this was an entirely achievable ultimatum. Then, everything changed, and I’m thrilled that it did.

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Nov 102014

accomplice-200I just finished my latest directing endeavor, the Rupert Holmes comedy-thriller Accomplice, at the Barley Sheaf Players in Lionville, Pennsylvania. I’ve decided to make a few “behind the scenes” posts, documenting some of the process and the decisions involved. There’s no plan as to how or what I’ll post, so don’t expect a chronological or comprehensive guide to all things Accomplice; I’m just writing about what strikes me, when I have the time to do so. To begin, the story behind the somewhat polarizing curtain speech that I created for the show. Continue reading »

Jul 222014

I like new cars. I mean, really, who doesn’t? But I particularly enjoy the shopping process, and the researching, and I tend to get bored with cars relatively quickly. We replaced my aging and rapidly failing Acura RSX about three years ago, and I’ve been driving a Mazda CX-5 since then. This past weekend, we replaced Gina’s aging and slowly failing Nissan Sentra. But that was not our original plan.

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Dec 172013

You see a lot of “list posts” on the Internet these days.

If I wanted to bother with more than a cursory Google search, I could very easily fill your screen with posts like these. They’re about as popular as Infographics and nearly as easy to digest. The thing is, while they can be a fun read, and they can be helpful and meaningful, they can also be detrimental if you take them too seriously.

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