December 2011 Stories (10)

A Holiday Tradition

     If two performers meet on Christmas Day — or New Year’s Eve or Thanksgiving — one will certainly ask “Where’s your show tonight?” People in show biz work a lot of holidays.…


Added by Terry S. Davis on December 23, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

merry christmas and screw customer service... or what you get when you replace your UPS mailbox with a USPS PO Box

I just got back from the post office, where I had a notice in my PO Box that I have a package for pickup. I took the notice and got into the looooonnnnggggg line winding through the lobby. At a time when the institution we call the U.S. mail is sinking faster than one can say "Titanic," I can't help but see the obvious reasons why, especially during the busiest time of their year. First, there was the usual "one" employee working behind the counter, helping us each one by one. I don't blame…


Added by Richard V on December 19, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katarina K. Guarascio... Bus Station

Leaving someone behind is never easy.  Having someone leave you is even harder...especially in a public place like a bus station.  In this season of comings and goings, this poem echoes through the waiting rooms across America.

Katarina K. Guarascio's most recent book,…


Added by The DitchRider on December 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


     My friend Elizabeth told me she was trying out for Anything Goes. Landmark Musicals holds its auditions…


Added by Terry S. Davis on December 16, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Park & Shop Nob Hill this Thursday, December 15! Nob Hill Retailers need your help...



The 17th annual Nob Hill Shop and Stroll happened on December 2nd as planned, but hurricane-strength winds and brutal cold kept most shoppers at home. It was bad for business, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for Nob…


Added by Self Serve on December 12, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Lincoln Jr. High

Were any of you at Lincoln Jr. High when a student named Jones led a rock fight with Vargas? It started during noon recess and lasted all afternoon. The principal hid out. Many windows on the east side were broken.

Added by luther butler on December 11, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman... A Harvest of Thunder Throated Blossoms

"Why read poetry?"  Now that's a question worth asking...especially in a column like this.  The exquisite passion of Zachary Kluckman in today's poem not only offers an explanation, it is itself an example of the joy of reading great works.

Kluckman is one of the…


Added by The DitchRider on December 11, 2011 at 8:24am — 5 Comments

Joy to Our World

     When I first watched the video of Alice Tan Ridley singing on America’s Got Talent, I had the same reaction as the judges: surprise, awe and a shiver of joy. When I…


Added by Terry S. Davis on December 9, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... The Palm of the Wind

It seems obvious that last week's 50 mph wind storm was not the wind the poet is talking about.  Still, wind is wind, and it will take whatever is left on the branch.


Stewart S. Warren remains committed to clean water issues.  Besides writing, he heads…


Added by The DitchRider on December 4, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Can Do

    Last week, I had to find a kid’s choir for the upcoming David Benoit show, A Charlie Brown…


Added by Terry S. Davis on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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