Saturday, September 29, 2018

Big Early Leaf Fall

Not sure I believe in portents, but I'm surprised by the size of the early leaf fall from the California Valley Oaks. Usually leaf fall starts early, in August, and then there's in a pause, before starting in earnest in late October, ending after Christmas. This year, though, there's no pause, just a sharp acceleration. An early winter? Climate change? Trump?

I Had A Second Theater Anxiety Dream

Several theater companies were going to stage a special performance of “West Side Story” together, and even though everyone knew their lines, the cast hadn’t rehearsed together, or indeed, hadn’t even met one another. One of my jobs was to open a manhole and pour volatile hydrocarbons down a pipe in order to heat the performance hall. I suddenly began to get a feeling of foreboding about this special performance.

Friday, September 28, 2018


Pretty interesting stuff. The GOP is committing slow-motion suicide, and doesn't even realize it.

Not Much Posting Of Late

"Better Call Saul" Season 4 has only two more episodes to air, and so I'm getting TWO books ready for release. A myriad of details!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Third Weekend of "Bye, Bye Birdie"

Good weekend (with the exception of Katherine's injury - the best of healing to her).

On Saturday evening, an errant thought crossed my mind as I prepared to come onstage. It proved my undoing.

I'm supposed to come downstage center, alone, and proclaim, "Harvey Johnson, I want you home this minute! Harvey!"

Instead, I said, "Howard ... Johnson, I want you home this minute! Harvey!"

I think I'll just go drown myself.....

Donating Furniture To Carr Fire Recovery

Pepper came by on Saturday, to relieve me of some of the household clutter.

Maybe in two weeks, I'll donate more. The best way to move things along.

Greenland Sharks Live A Long Time

Fountain of Youth under the icebergs:
Scientists have made a startling discovery where they have found a shark whose age was estimated to be at least 392 years. Yes, a Greenland shark has been found in the Arctic region and could very well be the oldest living vertebrate on the planet. The research is published in the journal Science.

The researchers have measured the creature and estimated that it could be born as early as 1505. Known to live in temperature less than -1 degree Celcius, these creatures can swim as deep as 7,200 feet and weigh more than a tonne.