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  • December.  It's kindergarten, my dear Watson. Andy Sandberg and I had a reading of our play Application Pending starring the incomparable Nicole Parker (Wicked, MadTV).
  • December. There's no cure like travel. Andy Sandberg and I were commissioned to write Craving for Travel, a play about the travel industry and those who make it tick.
  • November. Playbill announces No More Revivals, Vol. 1 (Sh-K-Boom Records). More pressingly, Ron Barnett and I have a song on it.
  • November. Wilkommen, deja vu! Ron Barnett and I were finalists for the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting.
  • November. Holy misnomers!  Neurosis: The Musical will be at Musical Mondays on Thursday, November 8. Come witness our awesomeness.
  • October. Veep debate, schmeep debate. On Thursday, October 11, check out Neurosis: The Musical at BMI and Musical Monday's launch concert.
  • September. Hollywood, here I semi-come! I was a semifinalist for the Nickelodeon Writing Program (top 12 scripts) and the Warner Brothers Writing Workshop (top 5%).
  • August. Get neurotic! The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has announced Neurosis: The Musical for their 2013 season!
  • August. I posted an essay on Turkish bathing. Turns out it's a lot like waterboarding.
  • August. A song I relyric'd opens Lively Productions' Blogologues Technoganza. Attend, drink, and be merry.
  • July. You Can't Treat a Girl Like That" (from Office Space: The Musical) was featured at 54 Below. Check out the demo!
  • June. I received one of the 13th Annual BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Awards for Creative Excellence. Triskaidekaphobia, be damned! Press release, be here!
  • June. Neurosis: The Musical, with book by Allan Rice, music by Ben Green, and lyrics by me, is in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. They say write what you know.
  • May. "Won't You Be Mine," with music by the amazing Julia Meinwald, is in NEXT Presents the Music of Julia Meinwald on May 22nd at 9:30 pm at the Duplex. Go!
  • April. Ooh, I'm a semi-finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farms. With luck, I can combine lyric writing and cow tipping.
  • April. "When I Find a Jewish Boy," by Ben Green and me, is in the BMI Smoker on April 24 at 5:30 pm at the BMI offices. And look at the press (and yet more press).
  • March. Zak and I have some more songs in Our Time II, only one of which describes my greatest nightmare. Check it out Monday, March 12 at 9:30 pm at the Duplex.

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  • December. I've been commissioned to write a full length play, Old Lady Fun, for Lively Productions. Being commissioned is like being drafted, with a higher likelihood of death.
  • December. A song I wrote with the lovely Julia Meinwald was part of Eric and Julia's Free Dessert Show at Park Lounge. The venue was far cooler than I.
  • December. "A Survey of World History," by Zak Sandler and me, was featured in Sing Out Loud!, performed at Temple University by hyperkinetic theatre majors.
  • November. Lively Productions produced a reading of the first act of The Rivals. The second act is still hiding somewhere in my amygdala.
  • November. I ran the ING New York City Marathon. I didn't die, but I did write an essay.
  • November. A Crowded House was produced by the State Theatre of Chicago. Virginia Woolf plus Chicago in winter: how could this not be cheery?
  • October. Ron Barnett and I won second place in the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting for our songs from The Princess Bride. This is almost as touching as William Goldman's cease-and-desist letter.
  • October. I'm a finalist for the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting. Upon learning this, I sobbed into a poster of Elaine Stritch.
  • September. Taking the Plunge was produced by 8Minute Musicals for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. It's a tale of two people, one Big Ben, and mass suicide.
  • September. Part one of the Denmark travelogue is complete! For the love of jumbosnegl, read it now.
  • August. Diplomatic Relations is a semifinalist in the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One Act Festival.
  • July. The Discontented Grasshopper was featured in the Center Theatre's First 3rd Annual U.S.-ification of America Conference. Take that, pacifist cicadas!

Guards in India are very fussy about crowd control. This is strange, as the rest of the country is devoted to shoving you against no fewer than seven people, all trying to sell you something. ~ India: Soft News, Sharp Elbows