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Five shows I've written, including one that ran Off-Broadway in 2006 and one currently in development
The Chagall Suite
A commissioned 8-movement piano piece inspired by Marc Chagall's artworks, and a tribute to Chagall and Elvis
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Read accounts of my 16 long-term trips or my experience on the Fosse tour
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I usually take one month-long pleasure trip each year, picking a few places in a broad region that sound enticing and then figuring out how to connect them by land or sea. Most often, I travel solo, which means I'm not subjecting anyone to my spontaneous decisions or to destinations that don't seem particularly interesting; it's also easier to meet other travelers that way. However, I've gone with a partner on two trips and enjoyed some wonderful moments that I probably wouldn't have had alone.
Much of what fascinates me about traveling is watching the transitions between places, and I'm just as happy to be on a train or bus from one city to another as visiting a museum. I don't mind an occasional flight, but I'd rather see how the scenery segues from place to place. For local transportation, walking and subways are splendid, buses are OK, and I'll do almost anything possible to avoid getting into a taxi, which is often overpriced and involves haggling over the fare in many parts of the world.
In addition to the travelogues below, there's a travelogue of my time as keyboardist on the Fosse musical tour, from 29 October 2002 to 21 May 2004 (which includes Trip 8, Morocco and Southern Spain, because it was a period of time off).