Category Archives: Entertainment

The Long And Winding Road

Once in a blue moon I slip my old vinyl copy of The Beatles album “Let It Be” onto the turntable. I don’t listen to the songs of my youth very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually Beatle’s … Continue reading

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Happy Arrr-gust

Are there any other violent criminals more romantically and favorably depicted as pirates?  It seems odd to celebrate armed robbery on the high seas. Piracy at sea is a violent crime that is classified as a capital offense by most nations. … Continue reading

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Clowning Around

Doug was one of the class clowns at his high school in Minneapolis. After attending technical trade college, he  moved to Nebraska to work as the morning drive announcer at the small radio station where I was working. Doug’s show … Continue reading

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

“I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.”–Ancient Roman general Scipio Africanus We humans seem to constantly be in search of balance. I think this is at least true on the subconscious level. … Continue reading

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Creativity Happiness

Not so many years ago, if life was treating me bad, the best cure for unhappiness was my job. I was very fortunate to get paid for what I loved to do–play records for the public. As soon as I … Continue reading

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Obsolete

There’s a 1980s Sears “LXI” TV in the music room that has not been used for several years. I plugged it in Friday to see if it still works like new. It does. I picked up one of those digital … Continue reading

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Danke Schön

Short song fragments of “Danke Schoen” are going through my mind at this moment. In fact, these same fragments have been looping through my mental jukebox for at least the past couple of weeks. “Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen Thank … Continue reading

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