The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter
Do Not Lose Heart; We Were Made for These Times
On earth as it is in heaven: Why Jesus didn’t call his followers to be safe
The Gaslight Zone,
Part 1 and Part 2
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
Gerrymandering and Marijuana
Can We Get Real About Opioids? and Opioids, My Mom’s Death, and Why People Trust Science Less
How my daughter died from a simple case of flu
The Perception of Liberal Bias in the Newsroom Has Nothing Whatsoever to Do With Reality
Facebook use is a predictor of depression
The Internet Isn’t the Wild Wild West Anymore, It’s Westworld
Killing the Church with Sunday School
Girl, 2, defends her choice of doll to cashier
Carolyn Kelly, R.I.P. –
Mark Evanier’s getting by, with the help of Henry Fonda
Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Everyone looked at me like I was a ghost’
Letterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95
A Tribute to Carrie Fisher
The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy
Dianne Bentley saved receipts, helped take down her cheating governor husband
Arts in the Parks
Two longtime artists offer stunning works in ‘Traces’ exhibition
“Let me help” (Thoughts on “The City on the Edge of Forever”)
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the 1960s
Ken Levine interview: Voiceover artist Randy Thomas
I wrote about
helicopter parenting four and a half years ago, and someone wanted to know if I wanted to read Abandon Helicopter Parenting, Embrace Negotiation Parenting; xooloo has developed an app for that.
7 Tips for Donating Old Books Without Being A Jerk
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The Slave Who Spied on the Traitor and The Campaign for the Other Gary and Taking “One Person, One Vote” Literally — and Accidentally
Queen Elizabeth has someone break in her shoes before she wears them
Dawn Wells: Forever Mary Ann
I keep seeing references to crushed Doritos in recipes, e.g. replacing bread crumbs on fried chicken, or as the crust for mac and cheese. Have YOU used them?
Chopped liver Music
Just a clown singing Pinball Wizard to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues
The Beatles – Home Recordings, May 1968 (white album)
Elton John cover story
Back in June 1980,
the legendary Chuck Berry performed in the little village of Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
K-Chuck Radio: Music to help pretty plants grow
5 truly explosive performances of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Appreciating an Unusual Beach Boys Album
Who has opened for the J. Geils Band?
Linda Hopkins; blues singer won Tony for best actress
The Neuroscience of Singing
There is a reason to have a B# and an E#
John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music
Monkees Star Mike Nesmith Reveals All on Drugs, a Near-Crippling Illness, and Jack Nicholson ‘Bromance’ in New Memoir
Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?
Genesis Tour Manager Recalls His Role in One of Rock’s Most Embarrassing Moments
Rock’n’roll shrimp named after Pink Floyd because of its deafening vocal ability
Amish Paradise, a parody of Coolio’s Gangsta Paradise, which in turn was a remake of Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise.
The great thing about Sherwood Schwartz, who died earlier this month, is not just that he created two popular TV shows. He also wrote, or co-wrote, their iconic themes.
I never, not once, did I see
The Brady Bunch, during its initial run. But I knew exactly what it was about, just by watching the theme. It was the story about two widowed people, each with three kids, each the same gender as the parent, who, along with the housekeeper, became a blended family.
theme to Gilligan’s Island, a show I admit to watching in my callow youth, also let us know the entire plot, though it changed somewhat Continue reading “Sherwood, Betty and Rob”