Category Archives: Entertainment

Midnight Confessions (Review)

I enjoy Stephen Colbert’s humor and satirical wit. I even like his show’s adaptation of the time-honored Johnny Carsonesque style of night time format. He has some running skits that are quite humorous. In one of them, he pokes friendly jabs … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reading

Many of us see censorship as a challenge to our intellect. To forbid us from seeing or doing something is more like a dare than a warning. This fact is frequently overlooked by religious and political leaders who strive to … Continue reading

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Some Personal Recollections About Classical Music

A couple of record albums were the seeds for my appreciation of classical music. The soundtrack for “2001: A Space Odyssey” (a movie I still enjoy) and “Switched On Bach” by Walter (Wendy) Carlos. As far as spine-chilling music goes, … Continue reading

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Being Creative

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not a shrinking violet nor a wallflower. Although he wore a powdered wig and the fussy clothing of his era, Mozart was not a conservative stuffed shirt. Much of his creativity came about from him having … Continue reading

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Weirdos

This week a selection of videos about Buckminster Fuller came up on my YouTube feed. So, on a whim, I clicked on one of the thumbnail links. Bucky was a textbook case of a weirdo genius. He was one of … Continue reading

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Giant Of The Senate (Review)

Al Franken’s memoir is one of the very few books I’ve been eager to read because of an author’s appearance on the talk show circuit. I’ve liked Franken ever since his days as a writer/performer on the old “Saturday Night … Continue reading

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Playing By The Rules

One of my cousins was always the banker whenever we played the “Monopoly” board game. The rest of us didn’t like this, but we went along because we didn’t want grandma to hear us quarreling. Sandy said we had to … Continue reading

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