Category Archives: television

What We Have Here is a Failure to Find the Right Reference Point (Or how I learned to communicate with Generation Y)

Mother’s Day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting with my son and his gf (that’s hip for “girlfriend” – how cool am I!). Somehow, we got on the subject of Bruce Willis’ fame. I immediately referenced Moonlighting.  Despite it’s … Continue reading

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Please tell me this is just a “Stupid Human Trick” – Not an ending

Here we go again – the end of (yet another) era, as David Letterman, the last of my generation of late night talk show hosts says goodnight for the final time in this role, time slot, capacity.  And I will … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Oprah!

Yes, America, there was life and entertainment B.O. (Before Oprah). It was just different. And so I present to you, in no particular order, six ways Oprah Winfrey has changed our lives: Oprah proved a woman can be successful on … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Bleepin’ Manners Gone?

There are few things I dislike more than sounding like an old fuddy-duddy. Sometimes, however, harking back to my traditional upbringing (that being my point of reference) is the only way to address an issue.  The target of my rant … Continue reading

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Robin Williams: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams. We first met him as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days.. The cute, little, long-haired alien was popular enough to get a spin-off series, Mork & Mindy,  co-starring Pam Dawber. With his zany, impulsive humor, Williams … Continue reading

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A Generation in Pursuit of the Perfect Flip

Ever since I was old enough to appreciate being a baby boomer, I pondered penning a piece about coming of age in that era, and titling it “In Pursuit of the Perfect Flip.” First, let me address the aforementioned “appreciation.” … Continue reading

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To Write, Write Funny – or Just Get a Stinkin’ Paycheck – THAT is the Question

The answer is I would love to write – or write funny (either one), and get a paycheck for it.  A few days, ago, I responded to an employment ad for a humor writer, and was required to write “something … Continue reading

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