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.


UPDATE: Hello, and welcome to my blog. Today is January 22, 2018. Pretty much everything I wrote above (in April 2015) remains accurate. But it is time for a bit of an update.

First, my range of topics has expanded since the opening months, which is all to the good, I think. And the nature of my stories has changed somewhat. Some of them are pretty loopy, which wasn’t the case during the first eight months of this blog’s life. I seem to gravitate towards loopiness.

Also, I take most of the photos for the stories these days. My wife, who now is the former chief photographer, remains incredibly valuable to me as proofreader and editor. I hate to think what the articles would be like without her eagle eye and nimble mind.

And I want to mention that this is an award-free/tag-free/challenge-free/etc.-free blog. It’s very nice of people to nominate/tag/challenge/etc. fellow bloggers. But I have to decline any participation in those processes. It would take me away from the time I need to write my stories. I’m an old guy who writes slowly!

That’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Neil Scheinin

103 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 4 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 4 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 4 people

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

    Hi Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking.

    Liked by 4 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!

    Liked by 4 people

  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 4 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.

    Liked by 4 people

  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 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  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

    Liked by 4 people

  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 4 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.

    Liked by 4 people

  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.

    Liked by 4 people

    • 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.”

      Liked by 1 person

      • 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 🍀

    Liked by 3 people

    • 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!


  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.

    Liked by 4 people

  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.


    Liked by 4 people

  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 4 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 2 people

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

    great site! love when people can laugh at themselves 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  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 3 people

  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 3 people

    • 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.


  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 4 people

    • yeahanotherblogger April 23, 2017 / 6:36 pm

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


    • yeahanotherblogger June 4, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      CB, I tried to post comments on your blog today about The Band, but they wouldn’t go through. I wonder if there’s a problem with your settings. WordPress has a Help desk. They might be able to figure this out. Take care.

      Liked by 1 person

      • cincinnatibabyhead June 4, 2017 / 4:33 pm

        I’ve a message into somewhere (My daughter did it). I’ll check out that Help desk. I’m just on the basic setup, maybe that has something to do with it. Funny it would start doing that now. A few others have gave me the same heads up. Thanks Neil. CB can’t continue without all the fantastic comments I get, I’m enjoying this endeavor.

        Liked by 3 people

  22. cincinnatibabyhead June 19, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Hey Neil. I’m looking to shake things up on CB’s page. I wonder would you be open to me using one of your pieces down the road? I might have asked you this before. thanks

    Liked by 2 people

    • yeahanotherblogger June 30, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Hello. Thanks for visiting. I’ve had a good time writing articles for this blog. The plan is to keep on going on!
      Take care —

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Joanne Sisco August 13, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I admit that it was the name of your blog which caught my attention and your sense of humour seems to wiggle its way into your writing. I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Margy August 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

    It’s always nice to stumble upon another blogger in a similar age bracket!

    I found the hardest part of starting a blog was picking a WordPress URL name. Fortunately, the URL is really just a place holder – I change my blog name every time I find a new focus in my life!

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Alex Johnson September 19, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for liking my blog, UpDateNYC, that was very kind of you and wish you all the luck with your blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. laurazablit October 5, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    You seem to be doing something very right, in terms of driving traffic to your blog. Mind sharing your trade secrets? (Aside from writing scintillating posts, of course!)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yeah, Another Blogger October 5, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Well, I look at other blogs (I looked at yours, for instance), and sometimes those bloggers reciprocate. Over time I’ve built up a sort of network that way. But it’s hard to maintain an audience — I find it hard, anyway.

      Liked by 1 person

      • laurazablit October 6, 2017 / 1:16 pm

        Aaaaah. Yeah, I know that’s the standard move on Instagram (follow for follow). Interesting. Thanks!

        Liked by 3 people

  27. selizabryangmailcom October 28, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    It’s funny (or sad) but when I first got a notification, I thought the computer was saying, “Yeah, another Blogger,” like in a very blase, yeah, it’s another one, another blogger. I mean, just for a millisecond. But enough to distort reality for a second. A strange moment. So then
    I became intrigued… 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  28. roughwighting November 7, 2017 / 8:03 am

    I think I’m the opposite of a culture vulture. ;-0 The more crazy life seems to get, the more I hunker down at home with a good book, or writing a story to escape the bombardment of false facts. I find fiction much more truthful. I like your blog, live in NE and get to Cape Cod rarely. But you are spurring me on to visit again soon.

    Liked by 3 people

      • roughwighting November 8, 2017 / 2:58 pm

        Sigh. And yet, the people I know – family and friends – are stellar. Just don’t read about them in the news…

        Liked by 2 people

  29. Radhika Acharya December 16, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Hi Neil. Thanks very much for dropping by my site and letting me know that you did with a ‘Like’! 🙂
    It does mean a lot. As you mentioned in one of your comments above, I find it hard to maintain an audience too. It’s a ‘you scratch my back I scratch yours” thingy – for me at least!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Yeah, Another Blogger December 16, 2017 / 7:29 am

      Hello there.
      Yes, I think that what you say is true. That process, though, is OK. It’s a way to develop a readership.


  30. We Travel Happy March 21, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Nice introduction, Neil. And great blog name 🙂 I’m glad I found your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. – Amor

    Liked by 3 people

  31. writegardener May 11, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog which inevitably led me to yours. Seems like blogging has taken a liking to you…3 years and counting?!

    Liked by 3 people

  32. Amy Henry June 5, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Hi Neil. Can’t find you on Facebook or Twitter, but I just wanted to give you a heads up.to let you know you have been nominated for two blogger’s awards that will appear in my new post which comes out tomorrow June 6.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. Aditya Semwal July 7, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I love your soul and spirit!

    Liked by 2 people

  34. joylennick January 20, 2020 / 5:08 am

    Hi Neil, I have just read your latest post (thanks for reading my occasional ones by the way). And do thank your wife, Sandra, for her eagle eye! I too am transported by music. Also eclectic – love good classical and jazz. Sometimes reduced to tears by Spanish guitar pieces..I listen to it while I write too. Am trying to finish my present book before I fall off my perch (glue might be the answer!) I’m in my eighties (mentally fifties…) Do carry on writing – it’s great to spread the art around! Best wishes. .

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  35. Margaret May 18, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    Hi Neil
    Nice blog. I also have an eclectic approach to blogging and it’s fun, although I wish I had an editor and proofreader on hand.
    I was amused by your comments re no tagging etc. I recently wrote a post on that topic (Please don’t send me your chain letter) and one of my friends subsequently tagged me in a FaceBook reading challenge. It was proof that although she ‘likes’ my posts, she clearly doesn’t read them. It made me laugh.
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your writing.
    Cheers from Australia

    Liked by 3 people

    • Yeah, Another Blogger May 18, 2020 / 6:55 pm

      Hi Marg. Thanks for the input. A few seconds after I reply to you, I’m going to hit your blog’s Follow button. Take care.


  36. cath June 29, 2020 / 12:42 pm

    I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover your blogging manifesto – and the appendix. It is handy having an in-house editor/proof reader, isn’t it?

    Hello Sandra, nicely done.

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  37. Richard D August 6, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Neil, I hear ya’. I lived my first 18 years in a small town about 30 or so miles from the Canal, on the Bourne Bridge side and just a river crossing away from the Whaling City of New Bedford. Like most people, I guess, home was not the place to find “yourself” and wandered for many years looking. I won’t belabor that old song, but before returning we spent 30 years in the SunMecca of Florida.
    The heat and congestion finally caught up with me and family health issues brought us back “temporarily”in 2017. We’re still here and not in a hurry to leave.
    The man got out of the bog but the bog never got out of the man.
    I know why you and so many of your readers love what you get when you go to the Cape. I recommend it for so many reasons but I hope your readers also piked up on the “don’t go in the summer” warning. Got there well before Memorial Day and stay away until well after Labor Day – as you know there’s only 2 bridges over the Canal, Bourne and Sagamore, and jams are legendary. {drop a another note at my blog comments and and maybe swap email addresses, then you won’t be able to say you don’t know anybody on the Cape. I’m not on the Cape but certainly am of the Cape.} Peace, rdh.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Yeah, Another Blogger August 6, 2020 / 2:40 pm

      Hey, Richard. Thanks for your input. I don’t like to publish my email address in public. But if you check your email account, I think your inbox will have a message (from WordPress) that I replied to your comments. At the bottom of that email you’ll find my email address, I think. Anyway, take care.


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