Brazil, the Universe and Everything

Brazil, the Universe and Everything

I’m not one to brag but I have to tell you what joy means to me. My children.

Without them, my life would be incomplete. An unfinished symphony, a dangling participle. A cliffhanger without the final chapter. Or a series finale, much like the one for “The Sopranos,” which ended up being reviled by so many. Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Torture

New Year’s Eve Torture

Groan. Another year whips by and here am I facing the worst, most torturous time of the year.

For, if ever there was a holiday I can’t stand and would love to see sink into oblivion, it’s New Year’s Eve. I’d be happy to skip it altogether and may even start a petition to do so.

First, its very arrival means the holiday season is coming to a close, and everyone must get back to business—whether it’s a nine to five office job, working as a (terrifying) clown in the circus, or playing a round of golf a la Tiger Woods. Continue reading

A Conversation with Some Late Greats of 2014

A Conversation with Some Late Greats of 2014

This year we lost some fine talent who will be greatly missed. Which is why I’ve gathered some of them here for one final exchange of ideas or, as I prefer to call it, a meeting of the “tangled” minds (Thanks, Steve Allen, for the idea!). So here they are, in their own words. First up, Lauren Bacall. Continue reading

Eight Candles and a Tree

Eight Candles and a Tree

Years ago, when I first started out working in public media, the second time around that is, I was hired to do something I knew little about: community outreach.  But heck, that wasn’t about to stop me from doing the … Continue reading

That’s All She Wrote

That’s All She Wrote

Folks, I’ve reached the end of the line. Sayonara, NaBloPoMo. It’s been grand. Thanks to you, I’ve added 30 posts to my blog, with this last one being my 399th. Whew.

Yet, this last post is not a happy camper. Not by a long shot. In fact, it’s got an attitude like you wouldn’t believe, and whines incessantly.

“Why me? Why do I have to be the last post?” Continue reading