Noah Spencer

Noah Spencer

When my friend Kandy Kiser Howlett and I saw Noah Spencer as part of the Holiday Showcase at The Paramount before Christmas, I was impressed with the young man. So impressed that I’ve been looking for opportunities to catch him doing his own gig ever since. I thought...
Miracles

Miracles

I’ve never been interested in running a 5K. I’ve never been interested in running anything. Because I’m predisposed to asthma attacks and have been my entire life.  Remember gym class in school when you had to run the 600-yard dash? The 80s were hell with the...
Snow Days

Snow Days

We rarely have a real snow day, anymore. But today, one materialized. Of course it did. It’s an inconvenience because we’re trying to leave for Chicago tomorrow morning and today was a holiday, so we couldn’t get anything done in terms of going to the bank or doing a...
New Years Day

New Years Day

I spent the better part of New Year’s Day organizing. It’s a pipedream I often indulge in at the beginning of a new year. Get your life in order, Chrissie. Things are in disarray. There’s clutter. There’s no space for creating, for laying out stuff to see what’s there...
Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

It’s that time of year again. Christmas, yes, but more specifically, time for a seasonal drama at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, Virginia. This year’s production, A Wohlfahrt Christmas Carol, runs through next Saturday. My buddy Kandy and I caught...
Holiday Showcase at The Paramount

Holiday Showcase at The Paramount

For something billed as a “Holiday Showcase,” the performances last night lacked a lot of holiday cheer. Not to say they weren’t great performances, but maybe they just should have been billed as something closer to the reality that they were – a showcase of...