Monthly Archives: January 2016

Another nomination

The Saint Louis Theatre Critics Circle nominations are posted.

I’m up for The Threepenny Opera as Outstanding Musical Director. Both Heathers and The Threepenny Opera from New Line Theatre are up for a slew of nominations.  Happy days are here again indeed!

Good news

Arriving in my inbox yesterday:

On behalf of the Office of the Provost, I am pleased to let you know that you have been awarded a Faculty Research Grant for Academic Year 2016-2017.  Congratulations on your award, which is recognition of your scholarly work at Webster University.

The amount of your award is $3,500, which is the full amount you requested.

So I have a project to start and finish, and it relates to Storypeople!


As a kid, I would sometimes convince my mother to purchase a tube of cornmeal mush from the grocer.  She introduced me to mush, and I’ve always liked it.

Of course, mush for breakfast is like polenta for dinner, which is something else I like.

Last weekend I decided to make some mush at home.  I opened The Joy of Cooking, found the recipe, and went to work.

My only complaint — this needs more salt. 
I’ve been enjoying mush for breakfast for the last week, usually with honey on top, but one time with maple syrup.