Category Archives: General

Posts that I was too lazy to categorize.

CAST’s The Boatwright by Bo Wilson

On Saturday afternoon I saw the play The Boatwright by Bo Wilson. I haven’t been writing reviews of the local productions I’ve seen, but there are a few aspects of this event that I should preserve for future reference. For … Continue reading

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Production As Validation

Recently I made the observation that playwrights should not be using a production as validation because that is too discouraging. I would like to elaborate on this point. The reason production should not be considered validation is that it sets … Continue reading

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Cultural Consumers Vs Creators

There are two types of people in a culture, creators and consumers. Consuming cultural products is a passive activity. Creating cultural products is an active activity. The reader is a consumer and the writer is a creator. I have made … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving In New York City

Yesterday I spent Thanksgiving In New York City. This posed some special challenges because everything was closed for the holiday but I still managed to explore the city. I went on this trip courtesy of my older brother who bought … Continue reading

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Sony Pictures Studio Tour

I spent my final day in Los Angeles doing the Sony Pictures Studio Tour. Sony Studios is in Culver City, another city incorporated into Los Angeles. I left my hotel earlier than usual, around 7:30 a.m.,  and took the Metro … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers Studio Tour

On Thursday I moved on to my next studio tour at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank. Burbank is to the east of North Hollywood. I took the Metro Bus Line 501 to Burbank California. This is a new bus service … Continue reading

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Paramount Studios Tour

My final three days in Los Angeles were devoted to studio tours. On Wednesday I had a tour reservation for the Paramount Studios Tour. Paramount Studios is the only film studio still located in Hollywood. So I took the Metro … Continue reading

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Exploring Venice

On Tuesday I finally got around to exploring Venice California. My original itinerary called for a trip to Venice on Friday but I was also going to see Weed Shop The Musical on Friday evening and I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits

I began my final week in Los Angeles on a mission to visit the Miracle Mile where several more museums are located. I took the Metro Red Line to the Hollywood / Vine Station. I think I saw the mayor … Continue reading

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The Getty Center

On Sunday my goal was to visit the Getty Center, one of the major art museums in Los Angeles. Getting to the Getty Center was a challenge since it is located far to the west in Brentwood, Los Angeles along … Continue reading

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Griffith Observatory

For Saturday my goal was to visit the Griffith Observatory. This had to occur on a weekend because the LADOT Observatory Shuttle only runs on the weekends. I took the Metro Red Line to the Vermont / Sunset Station. There … Continue reading

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Exploring Little Tokyo

On Friday my goal was to explore the Little Tokyo historic district in Downtown Los Angeles. I took the Metro Red Line to the Union Station. From there I took the Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo / Arts District … Continue reading

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Exploring Pasadena

On the sixth day of my trip to Los Angeles I explored Pasadena. Although Pasadena is now part of Los Angeles, it used to be a city in its own right. Pasadena is of interest to tourists because it has … Continue reading

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Universal Studios Hollywood

On my fifth day in Los Angeles I spent the entire day at Universal Studios Hollywood. This theme park was a lot of fun and I can understand how somebody might come to Los Angeles just for this. It was … Continue reading

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Exploring Downtown Los Angeles

On Tuesday I spent the day exploring downtown Los Angeles. I took the Metro Red Line to the Civic Center Station. This took 42 minutes according to my photo timestamps. I quickly located the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Walt Disney … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Book Stores

On my first weekday in Los Angeles I mostly did a little shopping. I also got a little more familiar with the public transportation system. First I took the Metro Red Line to the Hollywood Highland Station. I located the … Continue reading

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Exploring North Hollywood

On the second day of my vacation I explored the North Hollywood neighborhood where I was staying and then went to Hollywood Boulevard which is crowded with tourists like Times Square. I walked down Lankershim Boulevard to Magnolia Boulevard where … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Vacation – Day One – North Hollywood

I began this year’s major vacation in Los Angeles on October 22, 2016. This was the day after my birthday and I almost had to cancel my trip because there was some flash flooding in Lycoming County on my birthday. … Continue reading

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Williamsport To Williamsburg Brooklyn

Yesterday I made my second trip to Brooklyn. For this trip I concentrated on Williamsburg, a neighborhood in North Brooklyn which has become the new bohemia. This neighborhood is undergoing rapid gentrification so I saw a lot of construction and … Continue reading

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Jim Thorpe And The Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail

For the first day of the Labor Day weekend I drove to Jim Thorpe PA. This was my forth trip to Jim Thorpe PA. It is my favorite small town in Pennsylvania. I suppose I could come to like New … Continue reading

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