On December 2, 2018, I performed a one-time only monologue, “Ed Novak’s Harrisburg” at Harrisburg Improv Theater. Thank you to Anna Novak and another member of the audience who shared video evidence of this performance.
Author: Third Ed Novak
A lone troubadour reflects on how gay marriage destroyed his traditional marriage. Just kidding! This is satire.
That Funny Feeling (Boomer Version)
A baby boomer's interpretation of Bo Burnham's ode to generational angst.
Nectar of the Gods, Explained
"Nectar of the Gods" is a celebration of the refreshing virtues of Diet Mountain Dew as well as the beauty of our nation’s capital region.
Where I’m From
My version of the George Ella Lyon poem of the same title: I am from black-and-white television.From Swanson’s and Kellogg’s and Coca-Cola.I am from the ranch dressing of homes, with a back yard littered by dog poop, where I could snatch my own thoughts out of warm air.I am from the cocoa bean, bitter but … Continue reading Where I’m From
I have not abandoned this blog. My creative endeavors are dominated by my efforts to complete a novel, “Confessions of a Lapsed Altar Boy.”
UPDATED: Notes on the Trump Mob
Updated thoughts and images shared on the first anniversary of the failed January 6th insurrection in Washington DC.
The Argentinian Restaurant
For the past 35 years, Bernadette, Natalie, and Nathan met in the Argentinian restaurant for lunch on an anniversary...until a tragedy ruptures their friendship.
Christmas in the Room
Song by Sufjan Stevens. Performed by Third Ed Novak
Edward A. Novak, Jr. 1931-2021
Passed away on December 6, 2021, Edward Andrew Novak, Jr. of Sterling, Va., retired physician, naval officer and Kiwanian, devoted father of Edward A. Novak III, of Greenbelt, Md.; and cherished grandfather of Anna H. Novak of Lower Allen Township, Pa., and Katharine N.N. Allgood of Susquehanna Township, Pa.