A Monument to History

First, they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they … More »

My Table is My Store

“John,” a table-holder called to get my attention at the MVPA Convention, “have you ever written about ‘behind the table’ etiquette?” I hadn’t really thought about it, but my answer was rather instinctual: “My table is my store.” It wasn’t … More »

Dancing Bears Can Help Your Show

Being a child of the 1960s, my first encounter with the term “dancing bear” was on Captain Kangaroo. For those who aren’t familiar, the Captain hosted a kids’ show on television. One of his regular guests was a life-size teddy … More »