My year in cities, 2018

Much more traveling this year than usual! Overnight stays in 2018:

New venues, 2018

To my surprise, I visited many new performance spaces the year.

  • American Museum of American History, Music Hall
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
  • The New School of Northern Virginia, black box
  • Colvin Run Dance Hall
  • National Gallery of Art, West Garden Court

2017’s list. 2016’s list. 2015’s list. 2014’s list. 2013’s list. 2012’s list. 2011’s list.

On deck: 18

too muchOof! Too much indulgence at Powell’s, the giveaway shelf at work, and book exchange parties (with Vanessa and Anna, and now a Virginia edition hosted with Sally), and not enough reading! Oh, and pulling up Black Tickets (a recommendation by Janet when I lived in Minneapolis) from the downstairs shelves, in the expectation that I will either read it or swap it. Yet more books out of frame.

New venues, 2017

A renewed acquaintance with Olney Theatre Center, following their expansion and rebuilds.

Bonus out-of-town venue:

  • Jazz Standard, New York

Bonus out-of-town library:

  • Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York

2016’s list. 2015’s list. 2014’s list. 2013’s list. 2012’s list. 2011’s list.

Chute

Richard Bolles has passed away. Early in my career, as I blundered my way into writing software for a living, I turned to his books for guidance. I’m not sure that he provided any specific, useful advice, but I was reassured: it always felt like he was in my corner.

It turns out that he spent a good part of his early life as a clergyman in the Episcopal church. Leta would say, “of course.”