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If Today Is Saturday ….

I must be in actor hell.  Well, maybe not that bad.  But, seriously, sometimes the things we actors do! Here’s the deal.  I work from time-to-time offstage in live training simulations for businesses.  Many companies want to train their employees in a variety of different situations that are as close to a real-life experience as they can get…

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Another Snowmageddon Wine Experience

One more from being a shut-in for a few days. Vineyard:     Stone Cellars Wine:           Chardonnay Vintage:       2008 Appellation: California Price:          $12.49 (Magnum) Notes:         Heavy duty apple aromas with apple and lemon flavors on the palate.  When I paired it with a meal, I found a pleasing addition of spiced peaches.  Good acidity with medium viscocity.  It is simple, approachable, and…

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Fool’s Experiments

As an actor, I do a fair amount of voiceover/narration as well.  Yes, that’s acting!   But of a very specific kind as it takes an additional set of skills beyond being able to inhabit a character (or in most cases, characters – plural). Right now I’m in the thick of my latest book narration – Fool’s Experiments…

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CD Recording Session

Earlier this month I recorded songs for the “cast album” of the new children’s musical “The Dancing Princesses.”  The play is loosely based on the well-known fairy tale with book by Allyson Currin and music & lyrics by Chris Youstra.  It was developed in conjunction with the children’s theatre “Imagination Stage” in Bethesda, MD where it will…

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eBay Newbie

I did it!  I signed up as an eBay seller and listed 3 LP’s.  These are a few more of the “oldies” that my parents gave me from their record collection.  This is a new experience – having only bought something on eBay once.  I have friends who have listed stuff there with success.  So…

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Oldies Not Moldies

Last night – since I was shut-in due to the crazy weather – I recorded a few LP’s that used to be in my parent’s collection. While they aren’t necessarily going to make my favs, it was a kick to hear Burl Ives, the Ray Coniff singers, and especially a “Musical Scrapbook of Germany.” Funny…