Category Archives: Change

Offering and Changing

I am grateful for the opportunity to publish whatever I want on this blog and share it with the world. An interesting thing about sharing with the world is that inevitably the world shares back. When that happens, perspectives get shared.

Keep in mind, sharing requires at least two people. For example, if person A shares her assistance to person B, then person B has the opportunity to make a choice. Person B could choose to accept or refuse the assistance from Person A. While an opportunity to choose is powerful, the mere offer of a new perspective causes change. Step one: something is offered. Step two: the offer is accepted or rejected. Step three: a choice is made. Right now, I am interested in step one.

That said, a fellow blogger — ilovepainting80 in India — started a change in me through one of her posts titled Shame. It is a brief post about a news article reporting how a female law intern accused her boss of sexual harassment. This is all in light of a number of the gang rapes in India that achieved worldwide news coverage recently and one the past year.

This is pie in the sky thinking here, but I wonder, if it hasn’t been started already, could the blogging community start something to help end the rapes? What does it take to shift the culture of the second most populous country in the world? How many different facets would have to be utilized to get the change started?

Rocky My Mamma!

Photograph of the Winter Garden Theatre
‘Rocky’ the musical at the Winter Garden Theatre, 11 January 2014.


Just today, while walking down Broadway, I was surprised to discover that the longtime, hit musical,
Mamma Mia, is no longer at the Winter Garden Theatre. When did that happen? It had been there for years and now I find out that it took up residence at the Broadhurst Theatre down on West 44th Street.

My surprise was actually two surprises one on top of the other. The first was that something was drastically different at the front of the Winter Garden. Over the years, I had grown accustomed to the jaunty Mamma Mia sign that was above the marquee. But there was no trace of Mamma anywhere. What surprised me even more was that the show that took its place at the Winter Garden is the brand new musical –– Rocky.

The new show hasn’t started yet. Previews begin this February 11.

That’s all. Just wanted to let you know about one of the new facets of the Great White Way. I wonder what will be the next big shocking change on my walks about town.

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One more thing. I was just exploring the Mamma Mia website and checked out the Sing-Along section. I you have a few minutes and you need a pick-me-up (and you like musicals), check out the videos.