Once again, I’ve neglected this page. No excuses.

Here’s what’s happened and what’s in the works.

–My play “Rita from Across the Street” had its first public reading, courtesy of Butler University and a wonderful quartet of actors. Thanks to those who came out for it. I’m feeling good about this one. If you know someone who might be interested in a four-character/one set grown-up play that deals with longing, responsibility, and the difference between front porch people and back porch people (inspired by, among other things, “Talley’s Folly” and “A Moon for the Misbegotten”) let me know. It’s got plumb parts for a pair of actors in their 40s/50s.

–“Wit and Wisdom from the Road,” a book project I wrote for Cider Mill Press and Hallmark is now available. It’s a light guide to attractions all across the U.S. (and, yes, I managed to get Wildwood in there).

–I also penned a new series of booklets that accompany Cider Mill Press’ Dare You Stamp Co. stamp kits, including the #WTF Stamp Kit. Alert the Pulitzer committee.

–Two more Cider Mill projects should be released soon, including “101 Ways to Sleep with a Snorer.”

–“Going…Going…Gone” is on the road for a bit. The next show will be on July 1 at the InConjunction Science Fiction/Fantasy convention with Ben Fraley, Eryn Bowser, and Mookie Harris. I’m an Author Guest there and I’m thrilled to be taking the show back to the con. Trivia fact: That’s where we had the first public try-out of GGG.

–We’ve got proposals out for the next round of Site Lines Indy play readings. Hoping to have something in the works soon.

–I’m up for reelection to the ex com of the American Theatre Critics Association. I assume anyone reading this is involved in my PAC. Let’s get those negative ads up there, folks.

–@ibjarts and @louharry continue to build followers. Please join them.

–And, of course, keep reading reviews, previews, and features (and participate in giveaways) at http://www.ibj.com/arts