Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thought of the Week(s) Ahead: Relax

"You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you're very, very relaxed, no matter what it is, whatever your job is. The more relaxed you are, the better you are. That's sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did. I thought, well, that's a job I could be proud of". - Bill Murray

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nowhere by Dimitri Papaioannou

NOWHERE (2009) / central scene / for Pina from Dimitris Papaioannou on Vimeo.

NOWHERE was created by DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU in 2009 to inaugurate the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre in Athens. This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH. NOWHERE explores the nature of the theatrical stage itself, a spatial mechanism continually transformed and redefined by the human presence to denote any place, and yet designed to be a non-place. 26 performers measure and mark out the space using their bodies, pitting themselves against its dimensions and technical capabilities in a site-specific performance that can be presented nowhere else. conceived & directed by DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sunday Morning Ambiance

Sunday. I'm up early. As usual. The DST adjustment thing last weekend didn't work for me. It never does. So, I'm up even earlier than usual... It's kinda fun to walk around the streets of Hell"s Kitchen to get coffee from my favorite Arab place... (The one on 9th between 51st and 52nd on the West Side of the Avenue still has large coffees for $1.50. Everybody else, it seems, is $1.75)... Plus, you get to see all the bars that are still full of people more than an hour after when the 4am last call was supposed to happen... Boiled my Steel Cut Oats for the next week or so... Listening to Pandora New Age Instrumental station. Ideal Sunday morning ambiance.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Cafe' Edison to Close!

See Jeremiah's Vanishing New York for the sad details.

Found an Abandoned Metrocard on the Bus This Afternoon

The theory that you have to find an abandoned Metrocard in an unusual place in order for it to have remaining value is ridiculous... And this card was slightly dented because someone had been sitting on it, I figured... Anyway... I trotted downstairs into the nearest subway station to check it... And I had to wait for an elderly homeless looking Asian lady who was swiping cards she had apparently found... And they were all coming up with zero value or expired... I swiped this one, and it said $2.80... Her eyes lit up like she had just seen three lemons on a slot machine, immediately followed by the sad expression of realization that this was not her find... So, I handed her the card and winked at her... She looked like she was about to cry... So, I got much more than my money's worth...

Monday, November 03, 2014

Set the Tone: The Big Things

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things". - Robert Brault

Monday, October 27, 2014

Set the Tone: You're the Boss

"Evaluate the people in your life; then promote, demote, or terminate. You’re the CEO of your life." - Unknown

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Set the Tone: Banish Negativity

"Negativity is a bottomless pit of need, insecurity, pain and hurt. You have a moral obligation to yourself to banish negativity from your life - Charles M. Blow

Monday, September 08, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rest in Peace: Joan Rivers

"I've gone up, I've gone down, I've been bankrupt, I've been broke. But you do it. You do it because we love it more than anything else. That's why you're doing it. If you want a real job, honey, there are a million things you can do. But what we do is not a job. It sounds so stupid... What we do, is a calling, my dear. We make people happy. It's a calling." - Joan Rivers 1933-2014.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Set the Tone: Remain Cool

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” - Thomas Jefferson