Sunday, February 23, 2014


At one point in the evening while Ryan was texting an absent Reed, I suggested he ask for Reed's credit card number because it was HIS TURN TO BUY!

Apparently Reed thought no "old" people would show up to the event. Oh, of little alcoholic faith.

There was even a rare sighting of the Gregorius Pulitizerotto, which strays rarely from his DuPage habitat.

There were plenty of old timers present including Dann Gire, Theresa Norton Masek, Ted Gregory, Lola Burnham and Andy Robeznicks.

 Dann Gire and Theresa Norton Masek

Lola Burnham and Ted Gregory
Ted & Theresa's Excellent Reunion

Then, what's a reunion without a graphic?

Saturday, February 15, 2014


It was Boxing Day in Kenosha, 2013. A semi-tradition of crossing state lines in order for former Newers to get together was renewed that evening. At our Algonquin Round Table were Theresa Norton, Andy Savoie, Tom Keefe and Ski. For those deprived of history, The Algonquin Round Table was a celebrated group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits, whom initially gathered as part of a practical joke, met for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel from 1919 until roughly 1929. At these luncheons they engaged in wisecracks, wordplay and witticisms that, through the newspaper columns of Round Table members, were disseminated across the country.

It quickly turned into an ad hoc Ernest Hemingway contest (see photos below). It was also Hemingwayesque when Ski had to reel in Andy from telling the miniseries version of a story like the old master trying to land a 1,000 pound marlin with dental floss.