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Baby Boomers:  Weren’t We Promised Immortality?  Or was it just implied?

Recently, people I know (or know of) have been diagnosed with very serious illnesses, and there have been some untimely passings. I admit I have never dealt well with loss – any kind of loss – love, time, money, and especially life. … 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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Today, Hispanic; Tomorrow? Depends – What’s on the Menu?

Originally posted on Nancsue's Blog:
They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. I say Americans are basically fickle, and will adjust their heritage in a heartbeat for an excuse to party. Seriously, everybody’s Catholic for Mardi Gras;…

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Dallas ice storm has trumped Super Bowl?

The Dallas ice storm has snatched a lot of attention from the SuperBowl. I am picturing Jerry Jones looking as annoyed and incredulous as Jack Nicholson’s Joker in BATMAN: “Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed … Continue reading

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The Baby Boomer Locomotive – How Will They Stop Us?

Between 1946 and 1964, a LOT of people were born in the United States, and we came to be called “baby boomers.” As a generation, our greatest fear was “the bomb.” Movies like “Fail Safe,” “Dr. Strangelove,” and “On the Beach” had conditioned us to… Continue reading

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Addendum to Indoor GRILLING About Outdoor COOKING

I just realized my inadvertent omission of: Pork chops, chicken or fish for backyard feasts. Okay, there they are – the only other grilling options I will offer at this time. I don’t want to go getting all exotic and regional by including things l… Continue reading

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Who was born on this day (September 5)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of: * Comic genius BOB NEWHART, 1929. Which sitcom did you like better – “The Bob Newhart Show” – where he was a psychologist, and Suzanne Pleshette played his wife; OR “Newhart,” in which he ran an inn, and M… Continue reading

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DIRK NOWITZKI, you are not free to move about the league.

DIRK NOWITZKI, you are not free to move about the league. DALLAS just lost one favorite son, when the nit-wit STARS did not keep MIKE MODANO on the team.So, don’t leave us, Dirk! We need a good guy to love. You are not just the “face of the MAVERI… Continue reading

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When You See BURT REYNOLDS, Do You Hear “Dueling Banjos” – OR “Moon River”?

BURT REYNOLDS at age 74, could be a body double for ANDY WILLIAMS. Don’t get me wrong. Andy’s looks are great for the 82-year-old crooner. But, not for Bandit, Gator, or the Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. When I saw the “Entertainment Tonight” piece a… Continue reading

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Tiger, Tiger, burning bright?

Tiger, Tiger, burning bright? Not so much right now. Are you the new Wilt Chamberlain?Or are these vamps, vixens, sirens, and such Simply seeking to share your not-so-flattering limelight? Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day

For the post-baby boomer generations who were taught the U.S. barbarically, mercilessly bombed Japan in 1945, it’s not your fault. No one ever told you the Japanese were not always the cool, car-building, techno-genius, anime-creating society you … Continue reading

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This Just In: It Is All About Appearances

This Just In: It Is All About Appearances (Ask anyone who has seen THE WIZARD OF OZ – would Dorothy and her menagerie have made that long trip had they not been bedazzled by the Emerald City?) I think it was comedian Gallagher who said, “God made … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, the Rodney Dangerfield of Holidays

Thanksgiving is one of those inconspicuous, innocuous holidays most people take for granted, much as we take for granted the very things for which we should be thankful. Wedged between six weeks of Halloween and at least three months of Christmas,… Continue reading

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15 Minutes of Fame, Shame? Just Give ‘Em 15 Minutes of Attention

My perception of the “Balloon Family,”Octomom, Jon & K8, and this entire generation of unreal “reality” celeb wannabes is their attitude is: “What do you mean I have to DO, CREATE, or PERFORM something original and actually noteworthy to earn true… Continue reading

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Sticker Shock – What Would ADRIAN MONK Do?

If you are one of those lucky people who can look at a picture hanging slightly askew, and think absolutely nothing of it; if you have never required any group of objects (pens, pencils, silverware…) to line up perfectly – then stop reading this r… Continue reading

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Why God Gave Us Robert Duval and Tomme Lee Jones

My son has a penchant for attracting and/or being attracted to – how can I put this tactfully? I can’t. So, I’ll just say it – he’s a magnet for psychopaths. When they were growing up, I made my kids watch a lot of movies,– either for historical o… Continue reading

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As Another School Year Begins…

As another school year begins, I reflect back a couple of decades ago, when I wrote a regular newspaper column in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and the new school year saw my youngest child start kindergarten and my niece go away to college. The fol… Continue reading

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Newest Kid Alert -Now Physical Education is Hazardous to their health

This just in: Physical education can be hazardous to your child’s health. I kid you not. It was in the news today. A study appearing in the September edition of Pediatrics indicates injuries to American children during physical education classes i… Continue reading

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Shut up and Soldier On!

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy is back in the news.President Obama wants Congress to repeal the law. In 1993, it was former President Clinton’s way of appeasing both sides of the gays in the military issue. I thought it was an excellent compromise… Continue reading

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Homeowners’ Association Goes After Bobcats – Predator Vs. Predator

In Southlake, TX, several small pets have become victims of wild bobcats prowling the area. As much as my heart goes out to those who have lost their domestic pets… Well, at this point, I am feeling some degree of sympathy for the bobcats. The Dal… Continue reading

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Dying Young a Great Career Move

In 2001, I was an editorial contributor to Suite 101, and my topic was “Life in America, Circa 1960s. This is a portion of an article I wrote for that website (somewhat redacted and updated). Dying Young a Great Career Move The saying is “the good… Continue reading

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City of Los Angeles Anteing up What it Does Not Have to Host Michael Jackson Memorial

I would never question the need or appropriateness for a public memorial for this cultural icon. However… (you saw that coming, didn’t ya?)… considering the current state of California’s finances, I do question the charitable offering of not only … Continue reading

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I hate getting old

Anyone who says they don’t mind getting old is: Not yet 45 Lying OR A VERY wealthy MAN. Continue reading

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All a-Twitter

I have only recently discovered TWITTER. How like me to dodge Facebook, and jump on the Twitter… I am hoping to follow the people who: If they taught a class, I would take it If they had a concert or seminar, I would go If they had a TV show, I … Continue reading

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