By protecting myrddan from the downpour, and from hypothermia, I caught some sort of cold, which I thought this morning was either strep or tonsilitis, but by now, I feel it is just a regular cold, and will be gone within a day or two.
As is mentioned in my previous posts, there were penny farthings on the ferry yesterday morning. Truly wonderful. As I had mentioned earlier, this came to pass 12-fold, as there were not just 1, but 12 of them on the bike rack, apparently going to a bike auction in Copiague, NY.
Saturday, I saw Black Man Rising and it was better than I expected. The cast was quite talented, the lighting was good, mainly by its use of gobos, the set looked nice, and it wasn't too long. There were a couple problems: the transitions between subjects in the plot did not always work, mainly by being too short, some of the scenes dragged a bit as well. There were some nice things: the gay black man who was not able to go the million man march because of his sexual orientation; the discussion about women; the school teacher; the Obama discourse; and the singing was wonderful. One does have to be black to enjoy the show, but one should be familiar with the culture. I felt it was the black version of Hair. I do hope it comes back soon.
3 1/2 out of 5.