"Tapestry": Carole King withAn Album for My Softer Side

I’ve blogged about albums from the Beatles and the Stones, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, and U2. But sometimes, Mick Jagger or Bruce can be a little harsh on the ears. At those times I can turn to mellow Crosby Stills and Nash or jazzy Steely Dan. But a nice change of pace is to turn to... Read more »

10 Movie Quotes I Never Need to Hear Again, With a Bonus Number 11

With the election and all of its rhetoric heating up, I know I need to take a step back and cool off. We are a nation of pop culture. There are symphonies, but I don’t know many people who go to them. There are lectures on serious subjects, but I don’t know many people who... Read more »

The Wendie Malick Effect. Is It Synchronicity?

Tuesday morning. Hear the Elle King song “Shame.” Try to remember which former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is her father, David Spade or Rob Schneider. Look up David Spade online and start reading about his 1990’s sitcom “Just Shoot Me.” See the cast list of Spade, George Segal, Laura San Giacomo, and Wendie Malick.... Read more »
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After 62 Years, is "My Fair Lady" is Still Loverly?

When the orchestra began the Overture, I felt the tears in my eyes. After 62 years, I was sitting on Broadway (The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, fifth-row center) watching a gorgeous production of My Fair Lady. “So what?” most of you will say. Isn’t that some old musical about some old guy who... Read more »

Another Full and Complete Investigation. Are These the 5 Rules?

Happy days, it’s time for another investigation! In case you haven’t been following the news, Jamal Khashoggi, a correspondent for the Washington Post and critic of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family disappeared on October 2nd after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It is widely believed he was murdered by a Saudi hit squad,... Read more »

Democrats Seek Hoaxer for Nation-Wide Opportunity

It was all a Democrat inspired hoax! At least that is what President Trump now has to say about Christine Blasey Ford and her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Wondering how those sly Democrats (almost)  pulled it off I decided to do some research.  I hit paydirt when I found the following want ad in the July... Read more »

A Friend Needs a Kidney Transplant. Four Things You Can Do.

I use this blog to communicate my thoughts, ideas, and sometimes to have a little fun. Once a year I ask for something from each of you when I raise funds for prostate cancer awareness. That can be a gift of life; many of you have graciously donated to that cause. But today I am... Read more »

Dogs are Dumb? Who Says?

Hey Milo!  We have to talk. See, I saw this article in my newsfeed. It says that dogs like you just aren’t that bright. Not that you are downright stupid or anything, but in the world of the animal kingdom dogs might not be the most outstanding intellectual species out there. Two scientists –a sociologist... Read more »

10 Words For Now. Can You Add More?

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Last week I posted... Read more »

Mrs. Robinson, Are You Trying to Seduce Me? The Soundtrack from The Graduate Makes My All-Time Album List.

It has been a while, but it’s time to add to my compilation of all-time favorite albums. My earlier list included one soundtrack LP from the ’60’s, The Beatles’  A Hard Day’s Night. Today I’m adding another. In 1968 I was too young to see Mike Nichols’ classic film The Graduate but old enough to catch the buzz about it. ... Read more »