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Rest, In Pieces goes into production. I go into a coma.

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Haven’t blogged in a long time. Nothing really to blog about… sure there’s the new place in Palm Springs but who really cares about that. And then I looked at the calendar and realized that in FOUR days I would be leaving for Delaware and rehearsals of my play, “Rest, In Pieces”. It’s actually happening. My play is going to be produced by a professional theater company, in a respected venue and with gifted actors. I think I’m a little numb. I’m not anxious. I’m not nervous. I’m not scared. I just am. I have resigned myself that it Read more...

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JERSEY BOILS…. FEH

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No matter how bad Frankie Valli's life was... it couldn't have been as bad as the movie JERSEY BOILS. Only Clint Eastwood could take a musical that had energy and excitement and incredible music and turn it into a New York Times obit. I don't know what chair Eastwood was talking to at the Republican National Convention but it wasn't a director's chair. What in God's name were they thinking giving Eastwood this film to direct. He gave us a Wasp's idea of what Jersey should be... he took all the color out the film...and I'm talking about the level Read more...

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Dealing with the staff at doctor’s office.

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Dealing with Doctor’s Staff: For most of my life I have been in perfect health. Sure there was the polio when I was child, the chronic bronchitis and obesity but I was in good health. At around 30 I started going to a gym and the flab came off and I was fit as a fiddle. Then I hit 50 and suddenly my blood pressure went through the roof. I was told I was walking time bomb. Then it started. It was one doctor after another and one medication after another. Little did I know then that it was the downward Read more...

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ESCROW… buying a house in California

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ESCROW In California when you buy a house, you have to go through something called ESCROW. And when I say go through…it’s like when a fetus goes through the birth canal. It’s that painful. It’s a series of disclosures and paper signings and documents and reports that when completed look like the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey. Only politicians would think it necessary for me to know that the property I am buying is Radon free. Who cares. Just sell me the fucking house. This is how it starts. “We need you to initial this.” And Read more...

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ON AGING

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ON GETTING OLDER. It’s a very strange condition, this getting older thing . It kind of sneaks up on you and you don’t even know it’s coming. One day you’re a strapping young man ready to take on the world, the next day you’re world includes a walker and a bed pan. How the hell did this happen to me? To me? To US? How the hell did this happen to US? No one told us that we were going to fall apart in big chunks… that was for old people. Now, WE ARE THE OLD PEOPLE!!! I Read more...

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