Share Your World – April 9, 2018

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

Well yes, actually. We went to see VoiceScapes — the audio performance group of Tom and Ellin Curley. The show was at a library in New York. It was an audio performance and I got to be the photographer.

So, from loading the monumental amount of equipment to unloading it. Setting up. Rehearsing. Performing. Breaking down the set. Loading it all back into the car, then back to Connecticut.

I’m sure Ellin and/or Tom will write a bigger and better description of the event and maybe include some of the material. It was a lot of fun.

It was also something different and unique. Since I’m an audiobook devotee, I got to meet a few of the voices I have listened to and loved and watched them “do their thing.” It is always delicious to meet the people you admire.

It reminded me of a view Broadway shows with one or two actors doing the performance. This was five people. It was intimate — with a lot of laughter.

Along the road to Connecticut

We also had the wildest ride I ever remember where we experienced every form of weather — in a 3-1/2 hour drive which should have been 2 hours. From near-blizzard snow, to drenching rain, to sunshine, and glowing sunsets, we saw it all.

List three favorite book characters.

Impossible to name just three. I’ve read thousands of books and there are so many characters, I couldn’t imagine naming three– or even 103.

What is your favorite non alcoholic drink: hot or cold?

Real (not diet) Coke, with a bit of ice for a cold drink. Coffee, with a bit of half-and-half, for something hot.

Morning coffee is ready

You can’t choose hot OR cold. Coffee is the drink of the morning and Coke is an after dinner treat.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

This was a good week for smiling. It was Garry’s birthday and we went to visit Ellin and Tom for the weekend. There was an event — a performance of Voicescapes on Garry’s birthday — which was Saturday, so we got to celebrate is birthday on Sunday instead.

A two-day birthday and a cake so delicious it would be hard to describe. A kind of crisp chocolate covering — not icing, more like melted chocolate that was then chilled to make is more chocolate. Chocolate cake with a pure whipped cream filling.

That was SO good!

Home again!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


      1. Like Marilyn, I enjoyed the Voicescapes LIVE radio show. It was so enjoyable and the performers were wonderful.
        It was interesting to watch cast members (“TALENT”), assist in hauling, setting up and breaking down of the equipment. This was truly an entourage effort. There were no “Stars” standing by while others did the grunt work.
        I loved their camraderie. It was also something of a time travel event since Marilyn and I began our careers in radio. Tom Curley is a genius at making everything work. He multi-tasks for hours before, during and after the show. What a guy!! The audience laughter and applause was the perfect tonic for the Voicescapes ensemble.

        Favorite Book Characters: Atticus Finch, Travis McGee and Dave Robichaud.

        Favorite Non Alcoholic drinks: Coffee, Raspberry-Lime Rickey Soda and Newman’s Limeade.

        Smile Event: Celebration of my birthday. A surprise event from Ellin and Tom Curley and Marilyn.. Balloons, “Happy Birthday” serenade, cards and DEE-licious chocolate cake. It made me smile and feel good. Here’s to good friends and a great Wife.

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    1. It was fun. And it wasn’t the middle of Boston or Manhattan, so it was also easier to get in and out. Except, of course, for all that equipment. What a lot of WORK went into that little production. I really did enjoy it, though. It was like theater without sets.

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  1. I once experienced all of the seasons like that in short order back in my college days. I walked to the bus station in unseasonably warm weather for mid January, half an hour later, I walked from the light rail station to the campus in an all out thunderstorm, three hours later walked back to the station being pelted by sleet, and then the walk home…. you guessed it. Snow! As stupid as it is to have weather like that, I would never want to live where there are not real seasons…

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    1. I love the seasons — but not necessarily all in one 3 hour drive. As a matter of fact, almost ANY other time but during a single drive. Garry was really good about it, too. I can’t drive in snow. I find it blinding. He just kept going. Good man.


    1. Leslie, the surprise party WAS a surpise. Warm, low key and enjoyable. That cake was a winner, especially the icing.
      I was a good lad. Only ate a medium slice.

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