Category Archives: Popular Culture & Entertainment

Movies, music, sports, health – IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)

The Queen of Soul

Titles and accolades are often little more than hype. Not hers. I was honored to meet Aretha Franklin decades ago when my band did an ABC special with her. Like many artists, she was an introvert, with a shy smile … Continue reading

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Is Robin Williams in Hell?

Here’s a re-post of one of my earlist blogs, dedicated to actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died on this date four years ago. Robin Williams’ death brought on the expected flood of tributes, but also a smaller wave of hellfire pronouncements … Continue reading

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Learn Your Native American Name

Fun! And educational too! No stereotypes were injured during the making of this blog.

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Snarky Signs

My abiding love for snarky signs began when our next door neighbors installed a swimming pool sign that read, “We don’t swim in your toilet. Please don’t pee in our pool.” Here are a few of my current faves: Always … Continue reading

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Superhero Laundry Day

Crime Grime Fighter! I spent half my childhood wearing a cape. Granted, my super-outfits consisted of bath towels and swimsuits (nothing this fancy). Nevertheless, I was–and continue to be–a legend in my own mind! How many times did you save … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Fame vs. Flame “Fame! I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly. I’m gonna make it to heaven. Baby, remember my name!”  Lyrics from the title song of a once-famous movie that, ironically, most…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

So Much to Learn! When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Rashomon) received a lifetime achievement Oscar, he seemed mystified, insisting that he hadn’t learned enough to deserve such an honor. He was 80 … Continue reading

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