About

Yeah, just what the world needs . . . another blogger. But what the heck, blogging seems like it could be fun. I’ve been thinking about it for months, and I think I’ll like it. As always, though, time will tell. Like a blogger-in-training, for years I’ve been spending a whole lot of time on my backside, so I’m ready to spend some additional seated hours each week actually donating to the blogosphere. The launch month is April 2015. Here we go.

Music, movies, food and beverages (good pizza! good beer!, the former a whole lot harder to find than the latter), art, traveling, theater. Much of my adulthood over the decades has been devoted to investigating these and other interests, and I’ve had a blast in the process. I’m not an expert on anything, which I suppose makes me a dabbler, but I bring an open mind and open ears and open eyes to the subjects I love. And I probably know more than I realize. One thing for certain is that a blazing rock concert, or a tense movie drama, or a great museum exhibit, gives me the same bang now, well into my boomerhood, as ever.

A few months ago, one of my nephews asked me and my wife what we had been doing recently, and we reeled off a list of movies, concerts, plays and such that we’d been to. My nephew had had this kind of discussion with us many times before. This time he paused for a second after my wife and I stopped talking, and then said that the two of us are culture vultures. I think that the idea had never fully dawned on him before. Funny, I had never thought of us that way either, but he was right, sort of. Culture enthusiasts is a better term for us though, because culture vultures can be obsessive and pretentious, and we’re not that.

And so, this blog will be an excursion into many of the things I love, cultural or not. I’ll throw in some gripes, too. I’ll review, reminisce and expound. Hopefully the blog will help get my thoughts and feelings into some sort of tidy order. And hopefully my take on things will connect with at least a few readers out there in cyberspace.

Name’s Neil Scheinin (SHAYnin), by the way, reporting from suburban Philadelphia, PA.

Of course, a special tip of the hat to Sandra Cherrey Scheinin, who is proofreader, editor and chief photographer for this blog. Her contributions are immense.

58 thoughts on “About

  1. Opher June 14, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    It’ll be great!!

    Best wishes
    Opher – from Opher’s World
    (Thanks for the likes)

    Liked by 3 people

  2. leggypeggy June 17, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow on my travel blog. I’m enjoying yours too.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. greenpete58 June 20, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Thank you for liking my posts on my blog “longitudes.” I read your About Me section, and it looks like we have a lot in common. I’m a culture enthusiast as well, particularly boomer culture. I look forward to reading your posts!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. somdattadeb June 21, 2015 / 5:40 am

    Hi Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. artdoesmatter October 20, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Very fun blog you’ve got here, Neil (and Sandra.) Having lived in Bucks for several years prior to moving over to “The Dark Side” a.k.a. South Jersey – I esp. enjoyed your articles on the Mercer Museum. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and your like! Cheers!

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  6. michellelordi October 22, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Thank you Neil for the nice mention re: Jazz at Vintage. I just found your blog!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. ninamishkin March 18, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the visit and the “like.” Do feel free to come again. You’ve got a neat blog here yourself.

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  8. Andy Smart March 25, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Hiya Neil > A lot going on here. Looks like a good one for a wander round. Have a good weekend 🙂

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  9. Faye Q April 13, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Hi Neil! Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great one! Looking forward to more posts 🙂 – Faye

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  10. RW Klarin July 15, 2016 / 12:17 am

    I agree, just what the world needs….but it fulfills an inner need for me and perhaps for you. And you never know who will hit it and get something.

    Liked by 2 people

    • yeahanotherblogger July 15, 2016 / 8:11 am

      When I started the blog, I wasn’t certain what it would lead to. So far, I’ve enjoyed working on it. There’s a good bit of satisfaction to be derived from writing.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. andrewcferguson July 29, 2016 / 4:05 am

    Hey, thanks for stopping in on my blog – and a read of a couple of your posts shows many other indicators of your good taste! Seriously, I don’t follow many other blogs (day job gets in the way of some of the fun stuff) but I’ll look forward to your future posts with interest.

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  12. cincinnatibabyhead October 11, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Neil, enjoy your takes on things. When I first came across your posts I mean’t to mention that one of CB’s favorite writers is Pete Dexter. Another Philly boy. I was going to include a book piece on Cincinnati Babyhead’s page but I’ll stick to music and film for now.

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    • yeahanotherblogger October 11, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Hi. I remember Pete very well. He was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. After he left that paper he wrote a great novel that I’m sure you’ve read — “Paris Trout.”

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      • cincinnatibabyhead October 11, 2016 / 2:31 pm

        Yeah. His early stuff centered around Philly. ‘God’s Pocket’ takes place in South Philly. Don’t know if it’s a factual neighborhood or not. ‘Brotherly Love’ is another one. I just love his work. All of it. They did a good job on the flick of ‘Paris’. Dennis Hopper and Barbara Hershey are fantastic.

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  13. meticulousmick November 8, 2016 / 5:06 am

    Neil, thanks for the follow on my humble blog, which no doubt you stumbled upon due to a couple of posts on the Cape Cod area. The follow is greatly appreciated and you are warmly welcomed aboard. I have to say I was quite surprised at the extent of natural, wild areas on the Cape, particularly being so close to New York, Boston and plenty of places in between. We found the use of a bike was a great way to get around and see a bit more – might see that in an upcoming post. However, I should doff my cap to your greater expertise here as I have only spent 4 days on the Cape, nothing compared to your good self. MM 🍀

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    • yeahanotherblogger November 8, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Hello, John. Thanks for stopping by.
      I’m a fan of your blog. You’re doing a good job!

      Like

  14. ergozen November 15, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Dear “yeahanotherblogger”, thank you for stumbling onto my blog and giving it a like. I promise it was an accident and I apologize for any unpleasantness. I quit blogging more than a year ago, but recent dire events woke me from my slumber. I look forward to exploring your blog. Have a great day.

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  15. cognizantmachine December 8, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Hi Neal,
    I wanted to write and thank you for following and liking my blog. I really enjoyed reading the few posts I have read on yours, as well as your about me section. I feel like I have found a kindred spirit, cheers and I look forward to reading about your further adventures in writing.

    -Fed

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  16. Special K December 17, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and liking posts on The Expositrix! I’m hoping to get my head on straight and get back in the posting/reading scene…

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Alyson February 20, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Hi there – Noticed a “like” from you on my blog this morning so thanks for that. Have just popped across to see what you’re all about and it’s been a lovely surprise – Refreshing to see someone who freely admits that what the world REALLY doesn’t need is yet another blog but for those of us who enjoy this world it’s a real joy when you find someone who is into much of the same things in life. I also write about music and film but that is often just the anchor that allows me to go on and write about other things, specifically the memories attached – Been known to have a bit of a rant but also been known to include pictures of my local area and musings about modern day life. I see you’ve been to see LA LA Land, as have I, and although I loved it, nothing for me could ever compare with the original Fred & Ginger, Gene Kelly musicals of yesteryear – Just can’t make ’em like that nowadays however so LA LA Land a very acceptable alternative.

    Look forward to following your blog – Alyson

    P.S. I come from the North of Scotland but I am finding a close affinity with my fellow North American blogging buddies so just goes to show, small world nowadays!

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    • yeahanotherblogger February 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Alyson, it’s a pleasure to “meet” you.
      I really appreciate your taking the time to read some of my pieces. In a short while I’m going to swing by your blog again.
      Bye —
      Neil S.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. da AL April 6, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    great site! love when people can laugh at themselves 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Ana Sofia April 6, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Culture vultures!! I love that. I don’t think it’s too pretentious. Sounds like a life well lived!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Ashley April 12, 2017 / 1:13 am

    Just found your blog today, and so glad I did! Can’t wait to read next week’s post! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • yeahanotherblogger April 12, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Hi, Ashley. Thanks for the visit and for the kind words. I appreciate what you have to say.

      Like

  21. LTodd April 23, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Thanks for stopping by the travelingtodd’s.com and giving us a like. I read a few of your posts and found them interesting and look forward to reading more. Glad to see you’re still around two years later.

    Liked by 1 person

    • yeahanotherblogger April 23, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      Hello, Linda. I’m glad that I’m still around two years later, too!
      Take care – – – – – –

      Like

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