Category Archives: Family

The Beatles Changed Music…and Us.

This Sunday, Feb. 9, is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first appearance in America.  It was on that date, just about halfway between my 8th and 9th birthdays, that 4 boys stepped onto the stage on the Ed Sullivan … Continue reading

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And For Dessert: Macy’s Ala Mode

Prosperity and abundance are things that I will always wish for mankind.  I believe, deeply, that success breeds success and when people are prosperous, that only leads to more people being prosperous.  That being said, I can’t help but feel … Continue reading

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A Creative Writing Lesson in the Obituaries

Take any writing class and you’ll learn that the first step to a great story, whether it’s a novel, a short story, a news item or even a poem, is to open with a sentence that makes it impossible for … Continue reading

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Harlem Shakin’ Up the World

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of The Harlem Shake.  Then last week, ESPN aired a video clip of the Miami Heat basketball team doing their version of the now-famous “dance,” and I can’t go a day … Continue reading

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Punked by JimDog

We have all had those episodes.  It happens when you hear a song on the radio, and you can’t quite make out the words the singer is singing.  For some reason your ear just can’t make sense of what it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving “Thankfuls”–2012

I know it’s a cliché, but here are some of the things that will receive my gratitude this year:   -Black Friday means nothing to me.  I wasn’t born with the gene that makes it necessary for me to join … Continue reading

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What Do They Think “Do Not Call” Means?

In June of 2003, registration began for the National Do Not Call Registry, with implementation of the law to begin on October 1 of that same year.  The intent of the law was simple:  To stop those annoying telemarketing calls … Continue reading

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