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.

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

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

Seven years ago…..

As of today, I live in New York City.  On the Lower East Side.  You just take the Houston St. exit on the FDR and go down a few blocks.  … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reviewing the Play Skylight

Skylight Another night in New York with my bride, another fun restaurant (The Hourglass Tavern) and another memorable play (Skylight)… Sometimes cruelty is unintentional.  Couples miscommunicate all the time resulting … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

I have little to add to the accompanying musical clip on Valerie June

I have little to add to the accompanying musical clip on Valerie June.  Me and my bride were fortunate enough to see her live.  What her wonderful studio recording does … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 10 Comments


Slender men wearing black pants, suspenders and no shirt served Heineken and bottled water in commemorative Cabaret glasses.  Each mezz seat had its own table with an arm with deeply … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Last night my bride and I went into NYC and saw a musical.

I do not like a lot of musicals.  No, that is not entirely true.  I do like quite a few musicals.  However, there are few I would see live.  I … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Delicate Balancing Act

These are the thoughts on art.  My bride and I recently took in a play in New York City.  A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee.  I wrote about watching Who’s … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Reaction from an NYC Play

A reaction from an NYC play.  I won’t make a habit of it but I am compelled to write about the play my wife and I experienced last night. Scenes … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

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