Category Archives: Family

We Meet Again Tour – 27 May 2018

IMG-7453The Sunday, May 27 tour began with worship at First Presbyterian Church in Whitestone. In the evening, with recommendations from son Sean and friend Patrick in hand, Tricia and I went to the Circle in the Square Theater to see Once on This Island.

A marvelous show! Well staged. Well played. A wonderful evening.

We’re on our way to buying the soundtrack.

Check it out!!

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A night at Yankee Stadium

I close my eyes, squeeze them tight,
for a moment the neon assault
that is Yankee Stadium fades away
and I find myself sitting again
in a wooden seat, peanut shells beneath my feet,
within the steel and concrete of Forbes Field
where hands change the numbers on the scoreboard
while Clemente lashes a double into the gap
and the odor of his pipe tobacco
rises from my father’s clothes.

27 May 2018
Manhattan, New York 

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And love remains

To the grave from the cradle
we crawl,
we walk,
run, roll, dance,
strut, stagger, and shuffle
until we can move no more
and we are welcomed home
and love remains.

8 March 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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We Meet Again Tour – 7 January 2018

Sports continued to feature prominently in the early part of the We Meet Again Tour. This time it involved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL playoffs. For a number of reasons, I have mixed feelings about watching football, particularly pro football. But I did again this year. We will see what next year brings.

The Shire does not have cable tv so I went to Sean’s apartment to watch. He went to see Bette Midler in her final performance in Hello Dolly.

Henrik watched with me. That was the highlight of the day.

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We Meet Again Tour – 29 December 2017, #2

On a cold December night, Tricia and I wandered out of the warmth of the Shire to see Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King.

We chose the play because Rylance was the star (the King). It was great.

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We Meet Again Tour – 29 December 2017, #1

After the traveling between New York, Louisville, Ann Arbor, Solon, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, Tricia and I returned to New York.

It was cold. Cold. We hung out at the Shire and watched tv and movies and ordered food in.

Except for 29 December. We bundled up and braved the cold to see a play. And we allowed some time to check out some of the city lights. Saks Fifth Avenue put on a pretty fair show.

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Bowl-ing

After celebrating Christmas Eve Day in Ann Arbor, we (Tricia, Eric, Essie, Bentley, and me) loaded into Tricia’s car and drove to Solon to celebrate Christmas Day with my brother and sister-in-law and their family.

On the day after Christmas, we loaded into the car again and returned to Ann Arbor. Then we drove to Ford Field in Detroit where we watched Duke beat Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl.
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See you along the Trail.

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