Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Alveda King

I will be hosting Reverend Alveda King at the National Press Cub on January 7. Contact me if you wish to attend. Read more.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Eugenio on Broadway

We are preparing to bring Eugenio to The Dramatists Guild of American in New York(In the Heart of Broadway).  Read More:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bad Gift Party

Today we attended the Annual Bad Gift Party on Capitol Hill given by Marci Hilt. Gads of fun. I ended out picking up a gift left by Susan. A one- eyed candy gift box!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Xmas 2014

Delightful Christmas.  Best ever.  Attended  beautiful Christmas Eve concert and services at  historic St. Patrick’s Church in downtown Washington.  On Christmas day was at the Italian Church and Cultural Center of Washington  Holy Rosary.   Then had an old friend of 45 years over Christmas dinner.  Susan was in Florida and called several times, and saw Thomas and Allison the day before.  Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Ever 2014

Son Thomas and Allison leaving for New York City and her mother's
home in the Hudson Valley on Xmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas with Thomas and Allison

Last night I had a delightful Christmas dinner with my son  Thomas and his girl friend Allison at the National Press Club.  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Susan B. Anthony

President of anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List to review legislative agenda at Jan. 15 newsmaker.  I am hosting.  Read more.
In advance of the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC Women Speak Out, will review the movement's electoral victories and announce its legislative agenda on Thursday, Jan. 15 at a Newsmaker's news conference.
Dannenfelser will discuss anti-abortion expectations for the 2016 presidential race and how it plans to translate political wins into legislative victories at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in the Bloomberg Room.
Both groups push for candidates and government policies that will curtail and ultimately end abortion. Since its founding, the SBA List has helped elect more than 100 anti-abortion candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 19 to the U.S. Senate, and 16 to other statewide offices across the country.
During the 2014 election cycle, the Susan B. Anthony List and its partners spent more than $15 million to defeat pro-choice incumbents and turn out voters through an unprecedented ground campaign. More than 700 activists knocked on more than 520,000 doors, making more than a million voter contacts in races critical to building a Senate majority.
Like all NPC Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed journalists and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required

Sunday, December 21, 2014

West Virginia Xmas

Today Susan and I took a delightful drive to a Christmas Brunch given by friends of ours at their West Virginia Home.  Enjoyable indeed.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hosting Alveda King

Alveda King, daughter of civil rights activist A.D. King and Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, will discuss how her uncle and father would have viewed this generation's struggle for civil rights at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Susan and I saw the movie Antarctica last night in anticipation of our trip there in February.  Great movie.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Very excited to see Alan Gross release from Cuban prison. I hosted his wife and lawyer at a National Press Club Newsmaker in 2012 when the outlook was bleak.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Great Theater Year

This year has been a busy theatre year.   I completed copyrighted, premiered and published two new plays, The Springfield Boys and The Eaton Woman.   The Seventh Street Playhouse  had one full production, Eugenio,  and ten staged readings in Washington, Maryland and Virginia including two performances at the Kennedy Center.   Seventh Street Playhouse has performed 130 times in 35 venues since inception.       Twelve performances are scheduled for 2015.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Am  already getting Christmassed out.  Oh well, tis a season to be jolly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thanks to my Collaborators

I am very fortunate to have three musician collaborators for my librettos and lyrics. John Ward is writing the music for the musicals Lincoln an God and David.
Trix Whitehall is writing the music for Vandergrift. And third, Alan Gershwin (He’s the son of George) whose musical compositions I have recorded for future use. http:/

Monday, December 8, 2014

Nice Christmas Dance on Saturday. But we dance all year.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Xmas Dance

Susan and I are going to our first Xmas dance - A fundraiser and toy contribution for Toys for Tots sponsored by the US Marine Corps

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Caught in middle of Demonstrations

Last night I got caught in the middle of the Washington D.C. marchers protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at DuPont Circle. Was stuck for an over an hour and had to miss a scheduled bridge game. I ended out being videotaped and photographed by news media since I was third in line. At the end, police had to help me back out and drive out of the circle.

Misty Copeland at Natinal Press on Video

Watch Misty Copeland and the Washington Ballet Newsmaker from November 12, 2014 at the National Press Club

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Xmas Decorations

Put up a few Xmas decorations.  Minimalist but better than nothing.

Monday, December 1, 2014

First Paul Rehearsal

We got the ball rolling for stagings of Paul: A two act drama that tries to explain the most influential theologian of all time. Great Cast.