The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

Redeployment: A Review

I am fascinated with military culture.  Since I have no living frame of reference and will never serve in the military myself I rely on other artists’ impressions.  One such … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Fun Home: A Review

This is the musical that just won several Tony awards including Best Actor, Best Score and Best Musical.   The New Yorker promoted it several weeks ago with a glowing review … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Germany I did not know

Before reading Robert Beachy’s new book Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, I was unaware how trailblazing Germany was in pioneering for gay rights, at least half a century … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Brooklyn and Belle with my Bride

We have been looking for reasons to return to Brooklyn Diner since eating there briefly.  It was on the way to see Valerie June at Carnegie Hall. (If you haven’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

New Orleans Day 5: The Final Day

This week has gone by too fast.  Thanks to my bride, the time was efficiently planned leaving ample time to relax. Since we haven’t seen the New Orleans Historical Society … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Orleans: Day 4

We haven’t tried a real Creole brunch so this morning we’re on the hunt.  I am partial to Café Pontalba, located right off Jackson Square, with seating outside along the … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 6 Comments

New Orleans: Day 3

This is the day my bride has been waiting for.  And not just because today is her birthday.  Today we go out to Vacherie, LA to see two plantations and … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

New Orleans: Day 2, Part II

After an already edifying day, we took lunch at Dooky Chase’s.  It was at Dooky’s, my bride read, that Civil Rights leaders in the 60’s gathered and ate.  President Obama … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

New Orleans: Day 2, Part I

There is music everywhere!  Starting at 9am you can hear musical sounds throughout the Quarter.  A trumpet here, an electric zither guitar there, or banjo even as enterprising musicians start … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

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