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Bruce the Blog

December 15, 2015

There are a lot of entertaining reasons to hang out in resurgent Peekskill, but—even in this Northern Westchester river town that knows how to sing, swing and sizzle—there is nothing like “The Fantasticks.” The musical runs one more weekend (through Dec. 19) at The Flatz, 1008 Main St. (Ticket ...

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“Lane 5 is open, sir,” the big box store worker helpfully steered me as I waited on line for self-checkout. The cashier at 5 looked sleepy, no doubt due to customer inactivity. I placed on the counter my two items, one of which cost $19.97. She scanned one item and said, “That’ll be $21.44.” ...

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Let’s face it: nobody welcomes the face of death, whether it is pondering our own demise, or living through the leave-taking of someone near and dear to us. No topic is more sensitive or difficult or scary or fascinating in this life than death. Here are some ways of looking at it, found at ...

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MOM: Well, it’s our favorite time of year, Pop. POP: I know, Mom. Time to for me to feast on football! MOM: I meant Thanksgiving, bozo. POP: I know what you meant, Mom. And I can’t wait to pig out on pigskin. MOM: Not exactly what I had in mind. We have lots of reasons to give ...

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‘Mothers & Sons’ Through Nov. 21 Whippoorwill Hall 19 Whippoorwill East, Armonk The Armonk Players ArmonkPlayers.org In his powerful one-act play, “Mothers & Sons,” celebrated playwright Terrence McNally gives full voice to a specific strain of intolerance. He reminds us that if ...

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My name is Bruce and I’m a hoarder. Not like those extreme cases documented, for our diversion, on reality TV shows like “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” Those are gaudy banana split hoarrrrrrrders with a cherry on top. I’m just an everyday plain vanilla hoarder. Though my long-suffering spouse Elyse ...

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Do you have a love-hate relationship with Facebook? I know I do. It has this devious way of sucking me in to its viral vortex, where I can get lost for longer than advisable—as my darling wife Elyse likes to remind me. I have to admit she’s not wrong. Ever. Facebook is aptly named. It’s a ...

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For its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark play “A Doll’s House,” Axial Theatre—where I am an incoming board member and student in the Howard Meyer Acting program—has cast in a principal role an actor once widely known as Carlos D, the bassist with popular indie rock band ...

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