Do they really think I want to join the 45 CLUB?

A few days ago I received an email from the Republican National Committee. No big deal. I usually get something from them every day. I almost immediately hit delete, but this one caught my eye. They’re forming a new club and would like me to be one of its charter members. Get this: We would... Read more »

We don't round up to 70

When my daughter was much younger, she had a rote answer when asked her age. She would round it up to the next number. “I’m almost 11” was the response even before she had her half-birthday. The same thing the following year…and so on. She doubled down on this by telling us that even on... Read more »

What's the matter with people who are having Omicron parties?

We’re havin’ a partyDancin’ to the musicPlayed by the DJOn the radioThe Cokes are in the iceboxPopcorn’s on the tableMe and my babyWe’re out here on the floor Do you remember this back in what now seems like the olden days? Parents would intentionally let their children become infected with chickenpox. There were a few... Read more »
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It's time for some new concert blood at Wrigley Field

It’s not easy to fill an outdoor sports stadium for a concert. Most football stadiums hold sixty to seventy thousand people. Even the smaller baseball parks sit in the mid-forty thousand range. To get a sell-out crowd you need to find an act popular with the masses that has enough discretionary income to purchase high-priced... Read more »

The year of being seventy

Big landmark birthdays are exciting. They’re also scary. Each one marks a passage of time. Each one gives us an opportunity to reflect on where our life has gone. We also get the chance to look ahead to the future. See…told you it was scary. Usually, the milestone birthday numbers end with a zero. Here’s... Read more »

How did our rock and roll heroes live long enough to become grandparents?

People try to put us d-down Just because we get around Things they do look awful c-c-cold I hope I die before I get old Last weekend while I was watching the James Taylor and Carole King documentary, I was asked about their ages. I did some Googling to find out that Carole was seventy-nine... Read more »
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Indictments would be a good way to honor the one year anniversary of the insurrection

One year ago today. Three hundred sixty-five days. Today is the first anniversary of the insurrection at the United States Capitol building. “Patriots” stormed the building to try to subvert the will of the American people. They unsuccessfully tried to overturn a presidential election. They unsuccessfully tried to overturn our democracy that began in 1776.... Read more »

James Taylor and Carole King in "Just Call Out My Name" is two hours of having a good time

More often than not, when superstar musicians perform together the results are disappointing. Maybe their styles don’t match, maybe they can’t put aside their egos, but whatever the reason, it usually leaves you shaking your head. However, when it does work, it’s thrilling and magical. That’s what you saw when James Taylor and Carole King... Read more »

Paul McCartney's "The Lyrics": Come for the words, stay for the pictures

If you had a nickel for every time Paul McCartney was asked to write his autobiography, you’d have a lot of nickels. Memoirs from rock music stars usually are formulaic. Here are the basic themes: They grow up poor. There was some form of dysfunction in their childhood. Mediocre to poor students who couldn’t wait... Read more »
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2022 >?

5……4…..3…..2….1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome to a new year and to a new beginning. The possibilities are endless. Optimism reigns. In truth, this is no different than any other new year. It’s always a chance to reassess the past and look forward to what is to come. But, the last few years have been brutal.... Read more »
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