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Melissa Wins!

I’m really glad Melissa d’Arabian won The Next Food Network Star competition, persevering in last night’s finale.  This show is one of the few reality shows I can stomach, and I had a bit of a vested interest as someone ...

Robert Gomez, 1939-2009

I recently made a quick trip to Silicon Valley to say goodbye to a very special man in my life, Robert Gomez.  Mr. Gomez was a music teacher for almost 40 years, and most of his career was spent at ...

Johnny BeBarter

Last night, we continued through our DVD queue by watching Johnny Belinda, a 1948 movie for which Jane Wyman won an Academy Award.  Wyman plays a young deaf and dumb (dated movie, eh?) woman who finds a doctor that brings ...

Julius Shulman, 1910-2009

We lost a Los Angeles icon this past Wednesday night. Julius Sherman spent decades photographing and documenting the Los Angeles that once was . . . and which we’re in danger of completely losing. Shulman brought such 20th-century architects as Frank Lloyd ...

Walter Cronkite, 1916 – 2009

I’m very sad to hear about Walter Cronkite passing away tonight. I remember his CBS news broadcasts as a child, with his reassuring “That’s the way it is . . . “ as he wrapped up his nightly 30 minute ...

Food NotWork

I’ve commented before that as a society, we’ve become disconnected from our food.  Over-processed and over-packaged snacks and meals are part of the problem.  But I also think that there is another culprit:  Food Network.     Cooking shows used to be relegated ...

Scout’s Honor

Like millions of American boys, I spent a few years in Boy Scouts.  I wasn't a fan:  I made some friends, but I found many of the adult leaders sanctimonious windbags, I hate the fascist youth uniforms, and disagreed with ...

Your legacy on Earth

I'm not sure how I can tie yesterday's events to how we'll heal our earth, but I'll give it a shot.   Yesterday's passing of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson were a double whammy for me.   As a child of the 70s, I ...
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