Vocal critic


Note to woman on other side of my writing/coffee place. If every head in the place turns towards you whenever you utter a word, you are probably uttering way too loudly.*

*But if you have to speak way too loudly, could you at least say something worth hearing?**

**Sorry. Grouchy

Great idea from fellow blogger


There are thousands of good blogs out there and think of all of that we are missing just because they are not visible to us. That’s why I want to encourage you to share your blog with me so that I can read and hopefully many of my other readers as well.

Today’s namedrop


Once I had coffee at the Hotel Edison with the late Louis Guss (Uncle Raymond in Moonstruck). It was sort of accidental: he was waiting for 3 friends for his weekly “Old Actors” lunch and he asked if he could join me. When I mentioned I was from DC, he asked if I could recommend a synagogue for his son, who’d just moved there. Yes, Uncle Raymond was Jewish.*

*But then again, who isn’t?