August

Augustus Caesar...Looks to me LIke a Guy who knew how to Enjoy Life

Augustus Caesar…Looks to me LIke a Guy who knew how to Enjoy Life

Named to honor the first Roman Emperor (and grandnephew of JULIUS CAESAR), AUGUSTUS CAESAR (63 B.C. – A.D. 14)…

August is a Gift.
August is a time to do some of the things for which we never have time…
Not to Lament what’s going away
Nor to Panic about what is coming around again
“As soon as it hits Labor Day, I see Christmas!”
Yes. It is just about ninety Days until the first Day of Advent.
But Labor Day is in September.
Christmas is in December.
With a Full Week of this Glorious Gift remaining,
Let us Celebrate the Present Moment of August. (more…)

Community

Newtown High School, photographed by Producer, VAN DEAN

Newtown High School, photographed by Producer, VAN DEAN

December 14th, 2012: When the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut happened, I worked very hard to avoid any news about it — Then the week before Christmas, I was sitting with MOM when the report came on playing tapes of the 911 Call from the teacher protecting the children in the Coat Room. I wept ceaselessly for a very long time.

Three months ago, a Wonderful Director I know named MICHAEL UNGER offered me the privilege of working with him Casting two Musicals for the 12.14 Foundation.
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BreakFast for 16

Arnold & Damon with the Breakfast Arnold Made

Arnold & Damon with the Breakfast Arnold Made

My Partner manages a Bed and Breakfast of TreeHouses in the Pacific NorthWest.

Tree House Point

It happened that last month, both BreakFast Chefs were to be away at the same time.
I obtained my Food Safety License, and off I went.

The Kitchen there is Run by a Magical Kitchen Sorceress named JANET. (more…)

Hot Dogs

hot dogsI went to see MOM on the 4th of July
She said, “You know what I’d like? Let’s have Hot Dogs!”

“But you don’t like Hot Dogs,” I reminded her.

“But it’s the 4th of July! I feel like we should have them.”

So on the afternoon of July 4th, I stopped at MENDY’s in Grand Central Terminal — They make a Great Hot Dog! — and I got three Hot Dogs with all the trimmings: Mustard, Sour Kraut, Relish, Onions…

I brought them up to MOM’s.Mendy's (more…)