Review: Ripcord

I believe Anton Chekhov wrote that if you introduce the idea of a sky diving company in the first Act, someone better be jumping out of a plane before the end of the play. With a title like Ripcord, I don’t think I’m spoiling anything about David Lindsay-Abaire’s latest play, a 90 minute comedy (plus…

End of January 2016

Work on the dismantling of Zervas continues.  From January 23, a shot of the playground equipment with swings removed. This photo is looking west from Cold Spring Park and the building behind the swing set is the modular at the end of the Kindergarten hall (you can see the original brick building on the right…

New sight lines

Well, maybe someone is reading this blog or (more likely) they were planning on cutting holes in the fence in the first place. In any case, as you can see, there are now easier sight lines between Beethoven and Beacon.  Meanwhile, here’s a view from Cold Spring Park showing how the fence is closed off…

Fencing is close to the road

The fence around the Zervas building site has gone up. What surprised me is that it’s right against the street — it encompasses what used to be the sidewalk.  I wonder if there’s a safety issue here. I saw a jogger in the road on the south side of Beacon St. Also, for drivers it’s…

How to give a wedding toast

Did your best friend ask you to give a toast at their wedding? Are you getting married and want to give your maid of honor some advice on making a toast? This guide is for you, a step-by-step guide to writing and giving a wedding toast whether you are the Best Man, Maid of Honor,…