L.B.: Please Stand By

We are experiencing vocational difficulties. Please stand by. Got an all-day training session today on what is usually my day off, so it looks like Left Behind Fridays will have to be postponed to Monday again this week. As you can see, the president is taking this news hard. NOTE: If you were scheduling training [Read More...]

Free tickets (cont’d.)

In response to questions below, the comp tickets for Perfection Unspeakable are available on a first-come, first-served basis (through Sunday's matinee) — but come on down, we've got seats a-plenty. You won't need a password, but if you like, you can tell 'em slacktivist sent you. Or just say, "I'm with Reese." (You know how [Read More...]

Free tickets

"Can you hear me?" the angel says. "Of course I can," the second angel replies. But something strange is happening here. We cannot hear them. Nor can they hear each other. The actors playing these angels do not speak. They converse through American Sign Language. "Sound lies," the first angel continues. "So does silence." They [Read More...]

Happy Birthday

Vaclav Havel was born 69 years ago today. Wikipedia provides a nice summary of his history as a playwright, political dissident, patriot and, ultimately, the president of first Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic. Here is his official Web site. The Velvet Revolution, which swept aside the Communist rule in Czechoslovakia in 1989, seemed like [Read More...]

Aug. 6, 2001

Via Sisyphus Shrugged, here's Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers responding to questions in an Oct. 2004 "ask the White House" online session: "… On September 11, 2001, we learned that there had been gathering dangers for the United States that would materialize in terrorist attacks that would kill innocent Americans as well as people from [Read More...]

Feast Day

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who died 779 years ago yesterday. Another holy fool is being honored this week in Wilmington, Del., where residents yesterday gathered to remember William Drew Asnis. Known to his neighbors as "Prayin' Bill," Asnis lived on the street, offering prayers for the city and for [Read More...]

What we could do

Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenat, writing for The Nation, offer a provocative list of "25 Questions About the Murder of New Orleans." The title of this list might seem, to some, uncharitable and a violation of Hanlon's/Heinlein's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." But the cumulative effect of [Read More...]

Through Oct. 23

From the Philadelphia City Paper: Can two heady concepts meet for a successful show? Caliban Productions is going to try with Perfection Unspeakable, a play by Tom Minter about angels engaged in a heavenly chess match over free will, in a production using American Sign Language, dance and spoken dialogue. Through Oct. 23, The Adrienne, [Read More...]