How I Got to Madison Avenue. And beyond.

As with life, this blog is developing and changing. It began with a lot of stories that occurred on my career path from Albany to Madison Avenue and back.

There were some similarities to the AMC series "Mad Men," and then I went even farther back in time with a somewhat fictionalized version of growing up in Troy's Little Italy.

And now, a new development. As my free lance advertising and marketing career winds down, I'm becoming more interested in the theatre arts that my father and his 3 brothers helped instill in me as I grew up.

As a result, I've volunteered to help promote the Theatre Institute at Sage, and now, to continue a long-interrupted desire to be behind the proscenium, I've joined the newly formed Troy Civic Theatre, and was actually fortunate enough to appear in their first production.

So, I hope you'll enjoy the new stories that will develop from this latest turn.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In The News. Again.

Thank goodness for my peaceful view.

There's been a lot of activity lately at my home in Latham, between the Colonie Bike Path and the Mohawk River.

And some sadness, too, as I'm clearing out 23 years of accumulated treasures and having the interior painted and cleaned and staged.

If that sounds like getting a house ready to go on the market, you're right. The first open house will be in a couple of weeks, with an estate sale to follow. Details will be forthcoming.

In the midst of all this, as I was reading the online version of the Albany Times Union last week, I noticed this blurb asking for pictures of interesting stained glass in area homes. I happen to have a very interesting piece, custom-made and designed as a surprise for my wife's 50th birthday, about a dozen years ago.
I photographed it, sent it to Tracy Ormsbee at the TU, and to my happy surprise, it was #3 in today's real estate section cover story, with this caption:

"Frank LaPosta Visco sent us a photo of the stained glass window made for his late wife, Eileen, for her 50th birthday. A group of friends commissioned artist John Domanico to create it to look like one of her favorite Tiffany windows."

It would have made "Ei" very happy to see it, as would the fact that, although the window will be on display during the open house, it will be staying with me wherever I go.

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