Category Archives: Life in Wilton

Random observations on life in Wilton Connecticut.

Wow, just Wow

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

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Blast From the Past.

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

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And the Answer is…Mulan!

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

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March Update

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

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What We’ve Been Up To

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

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What Happened to Mr. Skip

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

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More Skip “Art” Appears

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

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Mr. Skip Paintings at Winter Carnival

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

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Happy (belated) birthday Dr. Seuss

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

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One of the most amazing shots ever

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

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Holy Mackerel Available Locally

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!

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Chipper

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

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

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

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Lulu Shopping Cart’s working better

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.

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Lulu.com Shopping Cart Down

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

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Holy Mackerel !

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

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Book Availability

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

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Turkey Day and Turkey Verde [reprint of an column from November 2004]

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

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Catching Up

On this turkey day it is time to sit down and get caught up a little on things. First, turkey’s already in the oven thank you very much. A lot has changed in a week. A week ago I was … Continue reading

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The Drop

Hey there folks. Here is the color version of the sketch I showed some of my friends at school last week. I did so to illustrate two things; 1. that there are other things to draw besides cartoon animals and … Continue reading

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