Archive for July 2019

That's one small step for... whom? The word missing from most stories

That's one small step for... whom? The word missing from most stories
You’ve been hearing it again  for at least a week: the scratchy, 50-year-old audio of Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the moon’s surface, becoming the first man to do so, and saying “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But as a story from the Associated Press which appeared in... Read more »

Sustaining Books in the dark -- or audiobooks, 1960s-style

Sustaining Books in the dark -- or audiobooks, 1960s-style
Earlier this month, I got sick. I was sick enough to be sent home from work early, and I kept myself home a second day. I knew I had to figure out something that would keep me awake (if I wanted to be awake — and I didn’t). That first evening, as I thrilled to the... Read more »

'Good night, my someone,' 2019 version

'Good night, my someone,' 2019 version
“The Music Man” opened at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre this month, and that’s had me thinking about bringing one of its songs up to date. Here’s my take on “Good Night, My Someone,” 2019 style. Good night, my someone, good night, my love, sleep tight, my someone, sleep tight, my love, our phones are shining their... Read more »
Advertisement:

The paradox of the holiday weekend

The paradox of the holiday weekend
Oh, the weather outside is frightful — to me, anyway. The heat is just too much, and thinking of those opening words from “Let it Snow” is actually one of my tactics for cooling off on this holiday weekend, the Saturday after Independence Day. Having July 4 fall on Thursday has led a lot of... Read more »