Space Junk

Space travelers who do a flyby of Earth do not admire our junk. One more reason to avoid this rock. The heavens are filled with man-made stuff, debris from space flights, satellites and our presence. Where we go, waste follows. The U.S. Space Command is charged with tracking space junk. Besides monitoring these objects in … More Space Junk

Turn Back the Clock

A sizable number of Americans want to fire up the wayback machine and go back to the 1950s. Not just visit, but take up residence there. This is more than nostalgia, that warm and technicolor memory when you think of a family holiday or think about your favorite TV show or birthday dinner. This is … More Turn Back the Clock

Musical Surprises

I love to be surprised by music I didn’t know about or was convinced I would not like. As I get older, I have to fight harder to move out of my comfort zone of musical tastes. Retracing my steps over many decades, there are some game-changers. Although I will not likely be shouting the … More Musical Surprises

Hitchcock by the Decade

I just finished a three-session film class on Alfred Hitchcock. Over six hours, we tried to digest his remarkable career. Of course, it helps to have seen most of his films and much of his television anthology series. Hitchcock is a lot of things, personality, auteur, mystery and macabre storyteller, and great observer of life. … More Hitchcock by the Decade

Top Five Music Memoirs

Autobiographies by musicians are usually filled with partying, conquests and namedropping. I’ve read a ton of them and most I’ve forgotten before turning the final page. They are usually quick reads on a weekend, cotton candy for the brain. Even though most are mediocre, that does not stop me from reading them. Here are five … More Top Five Music Memoirs

Remembering Graeme Edge

Breathe deep… …the gathering gloom,Watch lights fade from every room.Bedsitter people look back and lament,Another day’s useless energy spent.Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,Lonely man cries for love and has none.New mother picks up and suckles her son,Senior citizens wish they were young.Cold hearted orb that rules the night,Removes the colours from our sight.Red is grey … More Remembering Graeme Edge

Blog #1,250

What a journey over the past six years. Life has taken me in some odd directions, many peaks and valleys, discoveries and hard-earned lessons. Of course I’ve written about these twists and turns, dead-ends and expressways. When I hit 1,000 blogs, I thought that was a big deal. I’m surprised that I knew that many … More Blog #1,250

Book Reviews: I’ll Take Your Questions Now and Going There

Time to review a couple of recent books. These two books are similar and dissimilar. I thought I’d dislike each of them; I did not. Little by little, each won me over. I’ll Take Your Question Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House, by Stephanie Grisham, served a variety of roles in Trump … More Book Reviews: I’ll Take Your Questions Now and Going There