Here’s a video of the recording of the song “Agony” for the 2022 cast recording of Into the Woods. Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry sing the roles of Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince (note the irony of the the male roles being named for their relationship to women, usually it’s the other way around.
If nothing else (and there was plenty else), my first year at Penn State in 67-68 included a cornucopia of rich theatrical performances on campus. I’ve previously mentioned the outstanding Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, but the Theatre Arts student performances also included Marat/Sade (I’m too tired to type out the full name of the … Continue reading Guys and West Side Mattress
Once there was a bad little boy whose name was Jim—though, if you will notice, you will find that bad little boys are nearly always called James in your Sunday-school books. It was strange, but still it was true, that this one was called Jim. He didn’t have any sick mother, either—a sick mother who … Continue reading The Bad Little Boy
Early on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I baked a batch of Blondies. The recipe yields 24 Blondies, so my plan was to keep six, freeze another six, and offer the remaining ones to a couple of my neighbors. Of course, I needed to wait until they had cooled off and I got … Continue reading A Covid Scare
Just want to briefly mention that the window installation on Friday by Power went very well. I do have a couple very minor complaints. When I called on Wednesday to get the time they expected to be here, I was told it would be in the afternoon, but on Thursday I received a call saying … Continue reading The Sound of One Fan Clapping
The window installers are here. Six of them to install five windows.
When I left Penn State in 1971, I had a student loan debt amounting to about $4,000. (Perhaps I should phrase that as “When Penn State dropped me”. Something about my grades.) I had received a loan of exactly $1,000 each year that I attended Penn State, and that covered the tuition and partially covered … Continue reading Nobody Forgave My Student Loan Debt!
One of the most useful items in my kitchen is the Cuisinart Immersion Blender. I use it daily to make protein shakes and frequently to make vinaigrettes, pestos, and various other delicious treats. So if something should happen to it, were I to be immersionless for even a day, it would be a major problem. … Continue reading Immersed