Category Archives: Entertainment

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

A Daughter of Watergate Junkies Remembers Lessons For Today

Its déjà vu all over again. Gas prices are through the roof. Roe v Wade is a hot-button topic. White male entitlement is in decline dividing a country. Out-of-control inflation and outsourced jobs strain the economy. The loss of faith

A Daughter of Watergate Junkies Remembers Lessons For Today

Its déjà vu all over again. Gas prices are through the roof. Roe v Wade is a hot-button topic. White male entitlement is in decline dividing a country. Out-of-control inflation and outsourced jobs strain the economy. The loss of faith

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights