Monday, November 3, 2008



No, this isn't the Eastern Caribbean. It's Kathmandu, Nepal. While organizing files in preparation for the Shakespeare At Sea Cruise, I keep running across photos that bring back memories of other trips from the past.

That's me sitting on the front steps of an Apple computer store, located just a couple of blocks from the Yak & Yeti Hotel in downtown Kathmandu. Robin and I accidentally stumbled across this place as we wondered around the city. I think Apple probably was right in deciding to not go with this look for all of their stores.

Namaste to all you Nepal Mac users.

Double Bubble Toil and Trouble in Los Alamos

Never have I seen such a fair and foul night as Halloween night in Los Alamos. A 13-strong contingent of Mary Sidney Society members and Shakespeare readers from Robin's Mermaid Tavern drove through the fog and filthy air to watch the Los Alamos Little Theater production of Macbeth, starring Grady Hughes, a longtime member of the First Friday Club (Shakespeare readers) that meets monthly at the Mermaid Tavern in Santa Fe.

A full house on opening night raised our expectations and we weren't disappointed. Everyone was great, especially Grady. How good was he? I definitely will not ever spend the night in his castle. And I'll stay at least two sword lengths from him at future Shakespeare readings.

Bravo, Grady. Thanks for a wonderful night of horror, treachery, and most foul deeds.

Grady Hughes as Macbeth.