Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

I’ve been a big fan of Disney animated movies forever, and part of the reason is because of the great music that usually accompanies the films. I started thinking of all the great songs I’ve heard over the years, and I realized there are way too many to include in this post, so I made … Continue reading Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June

Four years ago I wrote about the wonderful book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ” by Bryan Stevenson. It is one of the best books I have ever read. The book was made into a Warner Brothers film which was released in December 2019. Here’s a short summary of the movie from … Continue reading Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June

The People Who Watch ABC World News Tonight Must Have All Sorts of Health Care Problems

We were watching ABC’s World News Tonight earlier this evening, and my wife and I were both struck with how many health care related commercials there were, particularly drug-related. So once it was over I decided to watch it again, and write down how many commercials there were, how long each one aired, and what … Continue reading The People Who Watch ABC World News Tonight Must Have All Sorts of Health Care Problems

Words of Wisdom from Herman Munster

Perhaps you’ve recently seen this clip from an old episode (1965) of The Munsters. It seems to be having its viral moment, given the chaos that seems to be ever-present these days. Herman offers a 30-second life lesson to his son Eddie that is timeless. We need more people like Herman; he was one handsome, … Continue reading Words of Wisdom from Herman Munster

Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing the first step in getting our life back to normal by going to Wawa for the first time since the lockdown began. Since then, we’ve added two more steps to the process. Last week, we went grocery shopping for the first time. Prior to that we … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

Music Monday: The Soundtrack from Urban Cowboy

We decided to catch up on some old classic movies this past week (well, classic to me). We watched Ace Ventura (still funny after all these years), Chinatown (Jack Nicholson is great), and Urban Cowboy. What a roll John Travolta was on in the late 70s, early 80s. First, there was Saturday Night Fever, which … Continue reading Music Monday: The Soundtrack from Urban Cowboy

All This Could Be Yours – for Just $350,000… Per Month

Perhaps as a way of catering to its readership, the Wall Street Journal does not call its weekly housing section “Real Estate”, but rather “Mansion”. And Mansion is a good description of the houses that are featured every Friday. For example, here are three of the headlines from this week’s edition: A Natural Gas Exec … Continue reading All This Could Be Yours – for Just $350,000… Per Month

Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

It’s been over four months since I’ve stepped foot inside a Wawa convenience store. Never heard of Wawa? Here’s a little background info I provided on Wawa in a previous post. If you haven’t heard of Wawa, then just imagine what the ultimate convenience store would be like, and that’s Wawa. It’s better than 7-Eleven, Sheetz, … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

After we had our first videoconference call with a doctor today, it struck me how important a role technology has played in the pandemic. Here is a list of tasks that I used to do in person and then in a blink of an eye they were all being done online: teach go to church … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

It was, no doubt, a strange way to end four years of college for this year's graduates. With formal commencement exercises canceled, Villanova put on a virtual graduation ceremony. And it was wonderful. Here are some screenshots of the ceremony which was broadcast live yesterday afternoon. The top photo is of our President, Father Peter … Continue reading Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation