Category Archives: Entertainment

Don’t Be A Sidekick

Dad sometimes expressed his wish for me to be a television host. He envisioned me of one day replacing Johnny Carson. Dad said not to settle for becoming Ed McMahon’s replacement. I usually brushed off dad’s comments by reminding him … Continue reading

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Use Your Own Words To Sing Your Song

Singer, songwriter, and friend Dan took pride improvising guitar riffs and piecing together music. The songs were inspired by romantic crushes, personal milestones, and sometimes just goofy thoughts that went through his mind. He could play other artists’ tunes quite … Continue reading

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Hypnotized

I still recall being selected to appear on the stage as one of the subjects during the Great Kreskin’s hypnosis show several years ago. Ken, the radio station’s news director and I were covering the hypnotist’s appearance at Wayne State … Continue reading

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In Pursuit Of Silence

Parker made a cringe-face then dramatically threw up his hands in mock disgust upon hearing the first bars of “A Holly Jolly Chrismas”. In a serious tone of voice my friend exclaimed that if he heard one more Christmas song, … Continue reading

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Information Pollution

Jonathan complained that his Facebook “newsfeed” has become littered with video depictions of severe animal violence. He has used the social media site’s tools to report his concerns and displeasure. However, the platform informed him that the videos in question … Continue reading

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On Music

The love of nature and the arts transcend political and social boundaries. There seems to be a nearly universal love of music. The music varies from culture to culture and each of us has a favorite genre. We have favorite … Continue reading

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Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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