Hi, this is my first post ever to a blog. It ought to prove pretty interesting. To start with one of my favorite hobbies is acting in community theater. I've been an actor since my first rehearsal for my first production in August of 1983, over 22 years now. I am currently in rehearsals for a production of "Book of Days", which is a murder mystery, that takes place in a small town in Missouri in contemporary times. The show opens on September 23rd and plays for three weekends, closing on October 9th. The play is through the Montgomery Playhouse in Gaithersburg, MD.
One of my other hobbies which I have been enjoying since I was a boy is the study of Military History and the playing of Military Historical wargames. I got my first wargame in 1960, called Gettysburg, when my parents took me and my siblings to Gettysburg for the first time. For the next 30 years I owned and played hundreds of different games. I was the founder and president of a Friday night Wargame Club in Montgomery County Md. and am still friends with these guys some 30 years since we started. In 1990 I bought my first computer and have been playing wargames a la computer ever since. I just recently joined four, count em, four computer wargame clubs to play other humans, or whatever planet they might hail from. Exciting times!!!
How do I have the time for all of this fun and frivolity, you might ask...Vell I'll tell ya in one word, Retirement!!!!! After 31 years of working for the Federal Government I took my leave and have been living the life of Riley for the past 3 and 1/2 years. Riley, whoever he might have been, sure had it right. There ain't nothin' like it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first posting. There will be more later.