Going Out

Ireland Afterthought

Ireland Afterthought

I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve seen wonderful sights and experienced enlightening adventures. I’ve met engaging folks. Yet, there is always a caveat:  In Greece (know- it- alls); Spain (pesky gypsies); Italy (snooty hotel clerks); England (cynics); Germany...
The Move & Flow of Cuba or Lack Thereof

The Move & Flow of Cuba or Lack Thereof

As I stroll the streets of Havana I think of that song MacArthur Park about the cake left out in the rain. This is how the city looks—like an extravagant wedding cake left out in the rain. Everything is sliding. If God sneezes, the city will fall over.  Take the...
Packing like Indiana Jones’ Wife

Packing like Indiana Jones’ Wife

“If you’re going to be seen, you need to pack a suitcase. If you’re going to see, take a roller bag,” advises Flight Attendant Virginia Ives. Virginia’s been packing for years. Whenever her husband introduces her, he says: “This is my wife; she has a lot of miles...
Decades Rewind headed to Raleigh

Decades Rewind headed to Raleigh

Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one show. Whereas most Broadway touring shows that come through the area that are celebrated for their soundtracks may only highlight one era of popular songs,...
I Spy with my Little Eye

I Spy with my Little Eye

100 After circling the crowded lot twice, we located a space, opposite the “green” where old films are shown on August evenings of dog –day afternoons. Crossing the street on our way to the trattoria/pizza parlor, I commented, “If you don’t like the menu here, we can...
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

100 To describe a photo might take a thousand words, but a picture’s worth, as measured by what it tells, well, that’s debatable. My neighbor is a guru with the computer. Sheila modestly plays down her skills. Of course I’m an idiot, not an idiot savant but more like...
Doing the heavy lifting with Jordan Carlos

Doing the heavy lifting with Jordan Carlos

010Jordan Carlos is ready for a homecoming, sort of. Carlos, a stand-up comedian, writer and actor who can list Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert as collaborators, began a summer tour on Tuesday night that will take him to the deep South. Leaving New...