Entries by David

Proactive With The President

A number of years ago I was hired to perform at a very high-end dinner party in Naples, Florida. The host of the party was a very successful businessman who lived in a beautiful waterfront estate.  A cocktail hour was held on the spacious grounds behind the house—and then the 200 guests were then moved […]

Confessions Of A Seat Snob

  I have a confession to make: I am a Seat Snob. I guess it would sound better to call myself a “seat connoisseur.” But I don’t think the semantics change the fact that I have made the choice to limit my seating choices for any live entertainment event to the first ten rows.  You’ve […]

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy

I have been reading the newspaper continuously since I was twelve years old. Well, not literally “continuously”—that would just be weird.  Although probably eligible for a Guinness World Record. No, when I say continuously, I mean that I have read a daily newspaper for the last several decades. When I’m traveling, I may be reading […]

Ranticipation

The 7 pm flight to Philadelphia had just been canceled. I wasn’t heading to Philly, but the man in front of me in the airline check-in line was.  I only know this because I heard him on his cell phone, “The screen says the flight’s just been canceled.”  I looked up at the monitor and […]

I Was Grandma’s Ghost Writer

She slipped me a $20 and said, “Let’s just keep this between you and me.” And at that moment all I could think about was, “It is ‘you and me’ or ‘you and I’?  Which is it?  Now that I’m an official ghost writer I should know proper grammar, shouldn’t I?” Not that I wanted […]

Lying For A Cause

It was the best week of my life.  It was the worst week of my life.  OK, I’m exaggerating about it being the ‘worst’, but it still presented a challenge that I don’t handle well.  I was asked to keep a secret—and if confronted about the secret, I was instructed to lie.  And I don’t […]

And We’re Walking

“We’re walking.  We’re walking.  And we’re stopping.” Ring any bells?  Probably not, unless you’re a fan of really, really obscure movie quotes. In an earlier blog post, The Wrong Week To Stop Sniffing Glue, I mentioned the American Film Institute’s List of  Top 100 Movie Quotations.  Most of them are lines you’d know in an […]