I’m Speaking – Helaine Worries

I have a ‘gig’ tonight. I’ve been asked to emcee a Neil Sedaka concert – a benefit for the Hospital of St. Raphael.

Helaine is worried. There will be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,600 people in attendance. “You don’t speak to groups that large,” she said earlier this afternoon.

I have been worried, but only because I left most of my prep to the last minute. The size of an audience really doesn’t enter into the equation.

I know there are many people, my wife included, who’d do nearly anything to stay out of the limelight. I thrive on it. It is my drug of choice.

The benefit takes place at New Haven’s Shubert Theater. This is really quite a historic house.