Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

A RICH MAN
ENCOURAGEMENT

A RICH MAN

It was a tragic story, to begin with.  He was a young father, in construction.  A high school jock who hadn’t lost his physical peak with age.  In his home...

0
January 14, 2020
THROUGH THE CREATOR'S EYES
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

THROUGH THE CREATOR’S EYES

Once again our little winter getaway included some Disney magic.  As we travelled to the somewhat warmer climes of Florida, after Christmas, we took a day and grappled with DISNEYWORD....

0
January 07, 2020
COME & SEE (GO & TELL)
ENCOURAGEMENT

COME & SEE (GO & TELL)

My parents always said they knew I’d eventually work in the theatre.  They knew from the moment they got in the car with me after my first “theatre experience”, because...

0
December 17, 2019
TRADITIONS
THE CHURCH

TRADITIONS

Well, the tree is up, some parties have happened, some snacks have been snarfed…the season is in full swing.  AND, the Christmas music is playing in my car, on my...

0
December 10, 2019
SONO QUI
ENCOURAGEMENT

SONO QUI

On a recent trip we were surrounded on all sides by families with children.  As I age, I have a “love/hate” relationship with crowds.  I like to watch people, especially...

0
December 03, 2019
JUKEBOX
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

JUKEBOX

It’s no secret one of my favorite places to hang out after a rehearsal, performance, church or to write and work (while eating and drinking) is SCAMPY’S.  For those of...

0
November 19, 2019
ART FOR ART'S SAKE
ENCOURAGEMENT

ART FOR ART’S SAKE

It’s possible that many have never heard of Herb & Dorothy Vogel.  Herb was a Postal Worker in Manhatten (he passed away seven years ago), and Dorothy a reference librarian...

0
November 12, 2019
POOR GOD
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

POOR GOD

I’m a history buff…I really enjoy “historic trivia”, as you know: interesting but useless information.  Of course, I can’t seem to remember Birthdays, Anniversaries, my license plate number or important...

0
November 05, 2019
LIZZY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

LIZZY

I tell this story regularly, so I apologize but I love the story.  I tell it again now because we need to tell our stories and pass them down.  The...

0
October 29, 2019