Author Archives: skipploss
Last night was the official opening of The Wilton Playshop exhibit at The Wilton Library celebrating The Playshop’s 75th anniversary and all I can say is wow! The crew from The Playshop, comprised of “new” and old Playshoppers alike, has … Continue reading
You have, by now, heard the story of where If I Had a Gift came from. It was a birthday sheet done for a second grader in 2005. That second grader’s mom made a photo copy of the book with … Continue reading
The fall show for Wilton Children’s Theater has been confirmed as Disney’s Mulan. The show is going to be beautiful and I need as many young male and female actors as the production allows (55). The concept involves a lot … Continue reading
This is our 100th post! Our first one is here from February 12th 2007. Busy winter here at Plossville. Sarah got in to The Music Man at Wilton High School and Laura has been busy busy busy with BKFK (By … Continue reading
It has been a busy winter here at Chez Ploss and Spring and Summer are shaping up to be busy as well. First, I am directing the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Westport Community … Continue reading
For those of you students and parents of students that I do or have worked with, here’s the story. Friday night, after watching the Warriors loose another game, but what a half-time show, we went home. I woke up at … Continue reading
I have been getting to work along-side my students in art classes this year. Both and that ability has allowed me to be creative in ways I had not thought possible. Thank you Mrs Brooks and Mrs Eyikan! Here are … Continue reading
Skip has painted two more paintings which he is donating to the Wilton PTA for the Miller/Driscoll PTA Winter Carnival Silent Auction. Both measure 11.75″ square and are Acrylic on Canvas. Here they are: To bid on them you can … Continue reading
Monday was Dr. Suess’s birthday and because of it, March is reading month. I would, of course encourage you to purchase/borrow and read one of my books available here but also have a list of others that have caught my … Continue reading
I stopped by The Wilton Open Book Store last week to see how sales for my books were going. Open book has been very supportive of my efforts and I urge you to support them by stopping by there first … Continue reading
A friend of my father-in-law sent a group of pix along about San Francisco Fleet Week. In it was this shot of a Blue Angels F18 doing 700mph on the deck. Note the pressure waves coming off the plane. This … Continue reading
The Wilton Open Book Store in the Stop and Shop shopping center has received a limited shipment of my books. They have all five available. Tell Claudette you heard it here!
A little dog sits A little dog watches A little dog dreams of life as it was long ago for his ancestors in the woods on the steppes on the prarrie A door is left open He’s gone Suddenly He … Continue reading
Among the leftovers from Thanksgiving is this picture of me when I was five. This should explain a lot to those I work with. I have no recollection of what it was I was obviously caught in the middle of … Continue reading
The shopping cart at Lulu, where my books are published, is working so if you don’t want wait for the order to arrive at the book store next week you can order online.
I have been informed, by my discovering the issue and complaining about it, that the Lulu.com (publisher of such great books as If Picasso Were a Fish and Holy Mackerel) has an issue relating to their shopping cart system. The … Continue reading
Well, here it is a day early, Holy Mackerel has been released. In it we meet Mack, a Spanish Mackerel living off the coast of Spain near Malaga. Mack is talented and yet feels unloved by his friends. You can … Continue reading
I stopped by The Wilton Open Book Store this afternoon to check on stock and was pleasantly surprised to find that they had sold out of If I Had a Gift and were low on Abstracts2 and If Picasso Were … Continue reading
My new book, “Holy Mackerel”, is almost ready for release. The final proof has been ordered and as soon as that arrives and checks out the book will be made public. Here’s the cover. More later….
This is a reprint of a column I did in November 2004 for The Home Monthly. There seem few traditions in New England, indeed the whole country, more firmly cast in concrete than “one shall serve turkey at Thanksgiving.” In … Continue reading