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Cultural Pivots

Chances are, if you’re not a kid yourself, you remember that age-old refrain from the movie Bye Bye Birdie. Comedian Paul Lynde sings the lament that parents from every generation have expressed during their child-rearing days, yours truly included. If you’ve never watched it, this 1963 film is a parody on rock and roll [...]

Cultural Pivots2023-11-20T10:29:23-08:00

Now & Then

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, something amazing has occurred. The Beatles have been reunited. Well, technically, it happened back in the ‘90s when Paul, George, and Ringo worked on three of John’s demos, recorded on a cassette tape before he died. Two of them, “Real Love” and “Free as a Bird,” [...]

Now & Then2023-11-15T08:35:51-08:00

23 days to go (But who’s counting?)

Oh, I’m sure I will overeat on Thanksgiving this year, like I always do. And Karen will give me a sideways glance when I opt for that second helping of mashed potatoes because, well, I will plead beforehand for her to keep me honest. Come on…who doesn’t love overindulging on this holiday? Yeah, there [...]

23 days to go (But who’s counting?)2023-11-09T15:16:29-08:00

“There are places I remember…”

You and me both, John Lennon. A former best friend, currently a life mentor to many, tells his followers to never look back. The key to future success, he believes, is to move forward and forget the past. Now, I’m not one for wallowing in my mistakes, or sitting starry-eyed in my victories from [...]

“There are places I remember…”2023-11-09T15:16:55-08:00

McCartney and Wilson: Bites of American History, June 1942

Days ago, America celebrated the birthdays of two brilliant singers, songwriters, and musicians that changed the landscape of popular music forever. Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist for The Beatles, turned 80 on June 18. And [...]

McCartney and Wilson: Bites of American History, June 19422022-06-20T08:19:09-07:00

Flag Day: Bites of American History June 14, 2022

This day, June 14, is Flag Day, the 245th anniversary of the establishment of Old Glory by an act of the Continental Congress. While legend has it that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes, historians dispute this because of the lack of historical record of any contact between George Washington—head [...]

Flag Day: Bites of American History June 14, 20222023-01-30T08:27:37-08:00

The Lincoln Memorial: Bites of American History May 30, 2022

On May 30th, one hundred years ago today, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated. Some 175 tons of marble that attracts eight million visitors per year from all over the world. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a place where people pay homage to a country lawyer turned U.S. President who fought to [...]

The Lincoln Memorial: Bites of American History May 30, 20222022-06-01T10:15:41-07:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bites of American History May 25, 2022

Ralph Waldo Emerson On this day, May 25, 1803, one of America’s great essayists and poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born.Known as the “Sage of Concord,” he declared: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”Stand Proud. Become Better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bites of American History May 25, 20222022-05-11T08:12:13-07:00

President George Washington: Bites of American History April 30, 2022

George Washington On this day, April 30, in 1789, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall in the nation’s new capital, New York City, George Washington took the oath of office as our first president. Humbled by the cheers of the people below (he had not sought the presidency) Washington went inside [...]

President George Washington: Bites of American History April 30, 20222022-03-28T10:46:25-07:00

The Easter Story: Fact or Fiction

On this day, April 15, celebrated by 2.5 billion Christians around the globe as Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified nearly 2,000 years ago, it’s worth contemplating the historicity of this event. Of the entire Easter story. It’s been pretty much a fact that Jesus was an historical figure, and that he [...]

The Easter Story: Fact or Fiction2022-04-18T09:04:43-07:00
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