Briefs

I Do!

9780300116441I was married in City Hall with two witnesses present.  After the ceremony the four of us went to dinner at a beautiful local restaurant.    I could never quite grasp the point of a lavish affair and all the chaotic fanfare that accompanied the planning process.  It seemed, at the time, like an elaborate waste of money for a one night stand.   I never really grew up with the fantasy of walking down an aisle … Read More


EQUUS

$REC9DSHI love horses.  They are my passion and my escape.  A classic symbol of power and strength, they have served mankind throughout history with fortitude and courage.  The feeling of abandonment and freedom I feel as I cantor on the back of a 1000 pound animal who is in total sync with the subtle cues that my body delivers is my greatest pleasure.  But more important than any other sensation is the nurturing bond … Read More


flr 1During an art class that I took in college, we were taken outside on campus and told to draw a tree.  By the end of the class, I had filled the sketch pad with the furrows and shadows of one branch of an enormous oak.  For me, the experience presented itself in the details of the image.  The instructor was, in fact, pleased with this result as he explained to the class that an object … Read More


Give Peace A Chance

peace hands 1I am a product of the 60’s; on campus during the devastating drain of the Vietnam War and all the disillusionment that that decade wrought as it was catapulted from the harmony of the Beatles and the youthful promise  of JFK to the depths of  alienation and dissent.  I understand this generation’s fear and frustration with current events.  The impact is everywhere, more poignant for me, perhaps, as I witness the particular angst of my … Read More


A Little Pop!

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It is July 4, 2010 and I am lamenting my absence from my traditional  Independence Day venue:  Schroon Lake, NY in the Adirondack Mountains. In this small mountain town, the virtues of Americana, from the annual Main Street parade, to a lakeside picnic and fireworks exploding over a darkening sky remind us of the values of our heritage while serving up a visceral promise of hope and change.  I have witnessed a bevy of pyrotechnic … Read More


It’s Not A Dream

productions_amsnd_bigI am definitely not a Shakespearean scholar. I have difficulty trudging through the Old English verbiage, but I cannot deny that the renowned bard was a great artist.  His plays were the foundation for countless renditions of original plots that flowed from his imagination and have continued to fuel story lines to this day.  Understanding his writing is essential to understanding literature.  It’s just that I prefer to witness this artistry visually.  The production enables … Read More


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