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Is the search for all fifty states over?

Is the search for all fifty states over?
It was a year ago today. The day started early at O’Hare airport, in Chicago. A few hours later, I was in a car heading for Utah. When we passed this sign it became the forty-seventh state I had set foot in. Three to go…Nebraska, North Dakota and Alaska. The hunt to get to all... Read more »

For Black History Month, these are some of the legends who play the Sax

Charlie Parker was known as the "Bird." Four of his recording have made it into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame.
February is Black History Month. This has been a series of great Black musicians. Today we look at the legends who played Saxophone. While most of them come from the world of Jazz, there are a couple of rockers who made the list. Here are some great Black musicians who played the Sax: Type your... Read more »

The week in review: Texas style

The week in review: Texas style
They say everything is bigger in Texas. As we’ve seen in the last few days, even their problems are bigger. You might even say they’re sized Texas-style. The entire country has been racked with weather-related issues since last Sunday. We’ve seen record amounts of cold, snow, and ice. It’s February…the heart of the winter. Most... Read more »
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It's going to be the year of the woman in this year's voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's going to be the year of the woman in this year's voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The nominees for induction to this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class were announced yesterday. Each year, fans get to vote for five artists. Their vote will be included with a panel of experts to determine the inductees for 2021. The top vote-getters in fan voting doesn’t mean automatic induction. Two of the artists receiving the... Read more »

Hip Hop/Rap bands that are celebrating Black History Month

Wu-Tang Clan was formed in New York, in 1992. They've produced four gold and platinum records. They've been hailed as one of the most influential groups in the genre.
You can’t write the history of Black music and musicians without Hip Hop and Rap. Today we’ll look at some of the bands. Tomorrow we’ll feature some individual artists. Related Post: Drummers who celebrate Black History Month Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam... Read more »

How can you not love the movie "Casablanca"

How can you not love the movie "Casablanca"
It’s the mid-1970’s. I’m taking a film appreciation class at the University of Oklahoma. Every Monday night, fifteen to twenty of us sit in a small classroom and watch a movie. Afterward, we discuss what we saw and critique the film. It’s a very kickback class. The kind when you tell your parents about it,... Read more »
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It's the famous final scene

It's the famous final scene
Think in terms of bridges burned Think of seasons that must end See the rivers rise and fall They will rise and fall again Everything must have an end Like an ocean to a shore Like a river to a stream It’s the famous final scene 2020…what a year. It began with high hopes. Those... Read more »

Would you have a doctor who is a Donald Trump supporter

Would you have a doctor who is a Donald Trump supporter
A few years ago, I was at my dermatologist’s office for a check-up. When she walked into the examination room, she said she had a student with her. She asked if I was okay with her watching the procedure. This is the normal routine for her office so I’m used to it. At least they... Read more »

OMG!! My baby had a baby!

OMG!! My baby had a baby!
Dateline: May 8, 1992. Anaheim, California. 9:30-10:00 am. My wife had been in labor since midnight. She woke me around six and said it was time to head to the hospital. I got dressed, told our nanny what was happening and it was go time. We arrived at Kaiser Permanente Hospital at 6:30. We checked... Read more »
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I can't believe I have a thirty year old child!

I can't believe I have a thirty year old child!
The date: September 21, 1990. The time: 6:30 am. The location: Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Anaheim, California. Making her first appearance in the world is my daughter. When the doctor said the baby is a girl, I was surprised because we were sure the baby was going to be a boy. The name we had... Read more »
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