My Favorite Post of 2012 – Forty

AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This was originally published on June 6, 2012 – the day I turned 40… and it marked the end of a year long project – titled ‘Forty for Forty’ – which saw me writing Forty Posts that said something about my my likes, my loves – MY LIFE. This is hand’s down…

This is Forty

This is Forty. Or, at least, halfway through. As I write this – just two snoozes from Christmas Day – I find myself in a reflective kind of mood. For starters, I’m six months removed from turning the big 4-0, and six months away from officially moving into my FORTIES!!! We’re also at the tail…

Closing Time

I’m still plugging away on finishing up the DVD for The Monkeybar Mafia. It took me 5 days to write the play. We ran it over 2 successful weeks. It should be about 4 years before I finally finish this thing. My glacial pace can be blamed on a potent cocktail of holiday craziness and…

Let Them Be Little

I didn’t have children on the day I first heard about the tragedy in Columbine. Same goes for that waking nightmare we all shambled through on the morning of September 11, 2001. On both days, all I had was myself – and my emotions – to worry about. And even then – in my Twenties,…

The Monkeybar Mafia – Opening

Since 2008, I have appeared in six shows with the Gateway Players, our local Community Theater group. I’ve written about this in the past, but suffice to say, I came across them by pure happenstance and it’s been a great change-of-pace from the usual nine-to-five. Very therapeutic to discharge from the rigors of normal life…

Christmas Chronicle

  While I like to think I remain young at heart, I do occasionally run across little reminders that betray my age to a time where the only roaming was likely done by living, breathing dinos and not your phone. Of course, I was born at the right time where we could see new technologies…