The Storm Of January ’23

The year 2023 has begun with an atmospheric river slamming the California coast which lead to flooding, mudslides, structural damages, injury, and loss of life. In between these torrents I bicycled around the Santa Cruz area to see the aftermaths. It's like nothing I've ever seen before, and there are more storms on the way … Continue reading The Storm Of January ’23

Writing Goals For 2023

First, I'd like to look back on 2022 and give thanks for seeing three of my plays performed Off-Off-Broadway in New York City, two as stage productions and one as a staged reading. Poster for four one act plays performed by Manhattan Repertory Theatre on April 2-3 at the Chain Theatre, including my one act … Continue reading Writing Goals For 2023

Trip To New York, Part IV

Monday April 4th, the day I was scheduled to fly back to San Jose via Texas. My flight to depart Newark Liberty International Airport was scheduled to leave at 8:15PM which gave me one last opportunity to visit Manhattan before heading back home. If nothing else I wanted to try another slice of New York … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part IV

Trip To New York, Part III

Saturday April 2nd, the day of the show! Nan wasn't home so I had a figure out a way to get to the train station. She gave me a couple of numbers of local taxi companies but they were out of business. After trying a few more that didn't come out to Sayreville I decided … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part III

Trip To New York, Part II

Friday morning, April 1st, Nan drove me from Sayreville to the train station in South Amboy. Along the way she advised me to keep my money in my front pocket, and to not stare up at all the tall buildings like an out of town, gawking tourist. When we got to the train station parking … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part II

Trip To New York, Part I

Last April 2nd a one act stage play I wrote titled Funhouse made its debut in New York City! It was staged by Manhattan Repertory Theatre and performed at the Chain Theatre on W 36th St, an Off-Off-Broadway venue in midtown. Seeing something I wrote performed in America's theater capitol was a dream come true … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part I

Lecture On Julius Caesar

Today is the Ides of March, best known as the day of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. Here is a lecture on Julius Caesar from historian Michael Parenti given on April 5, 1998 in Seattle, WA. His lecture goes against the commonly held narrative that the Roman Senate assassinated Julius Caesar because they … Continue reading Lecture On Julius Caesar

Sunset In Seaside, Oregon

Just got back from a trip to Seaside, Oregon and had a wonderful time. So nice to get out of town and go somewhere quieter and less crowded. I could feel the stress dissipate as soon as the airplane landed in Portland, and reduce further during the scenic drive through the evergreens to the coast. … Continue reading Sunset In Seaside, Oregon

Allman Brothers, 1970

Observing July 4th by listening to The Allman Brothers Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, a concert album recorded on July 3rd, 1970, a mere twelve days before my very first birthday. One of the best and most soulful jam bands and a pioneer of Southern rock, they don't make them like that anymore. … Continue reading Allman Brothers, 1970