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Has the meltdown already begun?

This article begins with the usual ‘i could be wrong’ denials, but if it’s right, we are in fact too late to party like it’s 2029 This is what I was trying to warn about at theTampa fringe show. Loss of ice and release of methane sufficient to shut down the planet with heat. There […]

Why we’re screwed (by 2029 if not sooner)

So I’m doing this play about climate and why global warming is going crazy. It’s at the Tampa Fringe and I have two more nights. As I remind the audience, I am not a PhD in climate related issues. But this caught my attention in April and I’ve been ruminating ever since. People deserve to […]

COMING SOON TO TAMPA!

So here’s the deal. Five years ago I brought my play about global warming (then titled PLANET HOSPICE) to the first ever TAMPA FRINGE. It was bad news about climate. It’s all bad news. And people got the message a bit but the beer is cheap in Ybor City, and after my run, everybody calmed […]

Coney half marathon kills with heat

Brooklyn had a half marathon this weekend and a runner died. It was in the 90’s and fifteen other runners ended up in the hospital. This was all documented here on CNN. For those of us who live here, it wasn’t a surprise. It was fiercely hot and I can’t imagine someone going out to […]

On the concept of being ‘city broke’

There’s so much on the political front right now, I don’t know where to begin. We’re four days away from the Buffalo slaughter of innocents, and the signs are that this is not a random act as it is a militia driven precursor to America sliding down into chaos. this meme might be predictive of […]

Tax time from Liz Warren

I feel like a dope for having not figured this out on my own. The IRS is not an agency I feel sorry for, even though they are being taken down by the Trumpists. And the rightwingers trying to defund them are not noble people–they have their own reasons for wanting to break the tax […]

Will Smith Dooms live performance

I really, really didn’t want to get too involved in this fracas. Lots of passionate opinions on both sides. But a comedian said something on stage that Will Smith felt insulted his wife. He felt the insult was so heinous, he needed to physically assault Chris Rock to make up for it. And the audience […]

Climate conference online–a thought from Kevin Hester

It’s five people who are scientists or political activists or a mix of both. All bemoaning the fact that much of the scientific world has thrown in the towel on preventing global warming from reaching an extinction point. But this was a point made by Kevin, who I’ve quoted here before. Kevin has been around […]

Follow up on 9/11–THE STORY OF FALLING DON

I did six shows of THE STORY OF FALLING DON as part of the Frigid Fest. I was happy with the quality of the work I came out with. I got a good review–mine was one of only two plays mentioned in Manhattan with a Twist, which you can see here. If you are averse […]

Video preview of FALLING DON, opening at Frigid Fest!

THE STORY OF FALLING DON, my play about surviving 9/11 and the 20 years after, will open on February 16 at UNDER ST. MARKS theater space on E4 Street. Tickets are $16. You can call ahead for tickets . I’ve posted a video preview of the play on my YouTube Channel. It’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvCwLBHdPVs You […]