The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a funny guy. From humble beginnings he becomes second in the line of succession to the Presidency. Hard as nails in outward persona, he is prone to shed tears. He looks like he could model men’s wear for Wall Street bankers, yet he retains the … More John Boehner
Back in the Stone Age, and only three television channels, watching sports was severely limited by today’s standards. Thanks to my pal T.J. for the idea to revisit the old days of mostly black & white television. ABC’s Wide World of Sports, on Saturday afternoons, was a cavalcade of sports programming. No, it was not … More Wide World of Sports
He died last week after a battle with cancer. Limbaugh was a polarizing individual. That’s an understatement. You either loved him or hated him, no middle ground. In addition, he was rich and famous. Let me be upfront, I did not care for the man, definitely not a fan. This is not a blog to … More Rush Limbaugh: Why Was He Famous?
We live in a world where you can pick your truth and whatever “facts” support it. No longer are we confined to information that we do not agree with or support. Thankfully, the world now allows each of us to be right. With the help of technology, we can adapt reality. I do not care … More The Other Truth
There are days I want to isolate myself from the world. The hate, conspiracy theories and broken systems are simply too much. I do not thrive on chaos, it does not energize me or give me purpose. I have those already. I remember a time that good, thoughtful people worked to bring things back in … More When the World is Upside Down
The subtitle is: A Reporter Remembers Watergate. A subtitle to the subtitle might be: Who is Richard Nixon, a question Brokaw tries to answer. Retired news anchor Brokaw has written several books including The Greatest Generation, a huge bestseller. Brokaw returns with a subject quite familiar to him, Richard Nixon. Brokaw traces events of 1973 … More Tom Brokaw: The Fall of Richard Nixon
People used to fear those words. If Mike Wallace and his camera crew were there to see you, you were in trouble. Interesting that the film begins with a Wallace interview where Bill O’Reilly says there he wouldn’t exist without Mike Wallace. That’s sobering. But it’s not untrue. Wallace was a pioneer in his time, … More Mike Wallace is Here (review)
“Why do you think my own racing yacht is named Tenacious…? Because I never quit. I’ve got a bunch of flags on my boat, but there ain’t no white flags. I don’t surrender. That’s the story of my life.” Ted Turner has been known as many things. He’s a billionaire. A communications mogul. An environmentalist. … More Ted Turner: Captain Outrageous