Doug

Ken AshfordPersonal1 Comment

I really don’t know what to write.  I don’t know how to begin. This blog has been in existence for over 12 years.  It was around before Facebook and Twitter and before most people even knew the word “blog”.  And at times, it has been a platform for personal things (shows I’m doing, etc.), but it has evolved more into … Read More

Giving Tuesday 2015

Ken AshfordPersonal, Random MusingsLeave a Comment

Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday, which is such a 1990s name, by the way.  Who uses the word “cyber” anymore to describe Internet transactions? Anyway, Giving Tuesday is the only designated day of the three (the third being Black Friday) which is truly in the spirit of the season. Last year, Black Friday sales were down, but Giving Tuesday had a … Read More

Down The Street From Me…. Murder Most Foul!

Ken AshfordCrime, Local Interest, PersonalLeave a Comment

Oh my: As a result of a joint investigation between the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the WSPD, along with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office, investigators have charged two Pfafftown residents after finding human remains in their back yard. During the course of a WSPD Missing Person investigation, information was obtained that led Investigators to a home located at … Read More

A Remembrance Of My Brother

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Preface:  This blog has been around for over 10 years.  It never was intended to be a blog about me, although there were phases where I indulged in, say, a blog post highlighting a show or project I was working on.  Frankly, I believe that if you are so self-indulgent to write about about your daily life constantly, you better … Read More

Giving Tuesday

Ken AshfordMental Health, PersonalLeave a Comment

I remember when it was just Black Friday.  Then came Cyber Monday.  Now they’ve added Giving Tuesday. Okay.  But that’s all, okay? Anyway, since Giving Tuesday is a thing now, let me make a pitch. I got heavily interested and involved in the mental health area when my (now ex-)girlfriend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder and depression affects … Read More

A Response To A Bipolar Mind

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You write:   Okay.  Good questions.  Here are some answers. Why do these people who love me think I do these things on purpose?  There are people who love you who don't understand your illness, or don't even know you have an illness.  Yes, those people think you are doing it on purpose.   But then there are people who … Read More

In Which I Get A Nice Review

Ken AshfordPersonal, Theatre1 Comment

Standout performances bring about laughs in 'A Funny Thing' By: LYNN FELDER | Special correspondent Published: May 06, 2012 Ken Ashford and Gray Smith have proved themselves to be two of the funniest men in town in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which opened Friday at Twin City Stage. Appearing in nearly every scene, Ashford carries the show with … Read More

A ‘Funny’ coincidence 20 years later

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Reprinted from the Winston-Salem Journal: By: LYNN FELDER | Special correspondent Published: April 29, 2012 "A Funny Thing Happened" 20 years ago at Twin City Stage — then the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem — and it's going to happen again Friday when "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens. What these two funny things have in common are actor Gray … Read More

Still Busy

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If anyone is interested about my Costa Rica trip, it is more or less being serialized here.  Even though we were together most of the time, my ex-girlfriend's account pretty much purges all traces of my existence, Soviet-style*.  That's fine – you can substitute most of the "I"s with "we"s, and it's still fairly accurate. * She just chose to do … Read More

The Review Is In….

Ken AshfordLocal Interest, Personal, TheatreLeave a Comment

From the Winston-Salem Journal: Play is good-hearted fun By LYNN FELDER "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," which opened Friday night at Twin City Stage, follows the misadventures of a couple of good old boys who think they've shot an angel and a tabloid journalist from "up North" as they search for meaning and redemption in an Alabama swamp. Along the way, … Read More

Site Notes

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Yes, I know my blogging is sporadic. Yes, I know I missed writing about the State of the Union, this blog's seventh anniversary, and the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Lot of things going on right now, and free time is at a premium. Hope to get back to a "normal" blogging routine soon.