I Guess 181 Weeks In a Row Wasn’t Enough to Make It Part of My Long-Term Memory

I guess I was so excited about my home repair success over the weekend that I couldn't wait to write a blog post about it. But what I forgot is that Mondays have always been my day to write about music, at least they had been for 181 weeks in a row until I took … Continue reading I Guess 181 Weeks In a Row Wasn’t Enough to Make It Part of My Long-Term Memory

A Tribute to My First Crush – Olivia Newton-John

Note: this is a repost of my blog from September 29, 2018, titled: Returning to the Scene of My (One and Only) Crime I think at this point the statute of limitations has expired. So it’s time to come clean. When I was about 18 years old a friend and I went to Zern’s Farmers … Continue reading A Tribute to My First Crush – Olivia Newton-John

Hard to Believe This Was Seven Years Ago

It's hard to imagine that Stuart Scott, an iconic ESPN anchor died over seven years ago. Here is the tribute I wrote in his honor at that time, as well as recounting other times I've been moved to tears. from January 4, 2015 I just watched a beautiful tribute to Stuart Scott, a longtime ESPN … Continue reading Hard to Believe This Was Seven Years Ago

Music Monday: And the Winner Is…

While last night's Academy Awards were overshadowed by some shameful behavior, there were some wonderful moments. I was happy to see CODA win two Oscars, one for Best Movie and one for Best Supporting Actor, Troy Kotsur. Kotsur, who is deaf, was greeted with silent applause, as shown in the video below: https://youtu.be/O2FvECYsmsk?t=45 a great … Continue reading Music Monday: And the Winner Is…

Music Monday: Almost Famous: Tim Moore, Singer-Songwriter Extraordinaire

A few months ago I had mentioned that once I started reposting old content, one of my first Music Mondays would be a repeat of a post from July 2015. That post featured one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Tim Moore, a native of Philadelphia. He was, and is, relatively unknown, having had some minor success … Continue reading Music Monday: Almost Famous: Tim Moore, Singer-Songwriter Extraordinaire

I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

As someone who is moved to tears rather easily, I was surprised to realize that it's been over five years since I last wrote about a movie that really had me crying. That movie was A Man Called Ove and here's part of what I wrote about that movie: It’s not that the movie is … Continue reading I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While

Thank You, Again…

As I noted in yesterday's post, now that I have hit my goal of surpassing Cal Ripken's consecutive streak, I plan to start sharing some of my older posts. Since there's no time like the present, I thought I would start doing so today, by sharing my very first post. I was motivated to begin … Continue reading Thank You, Again…

Music Monday: Saddest Song of All Time

Have you ever wondered what the saddest song might be? Many people might assume it's a country song, since many of those seem to specialize in tales of woe. However, according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults, REM’s 1992 track “Everybody Hurts” holds the top spot. Rounding out the top five are the following: … Continue reading Music Monday: Saddest Song of All Time

Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

Another shoutout to Shazam for helping me find this new band (for me). While I was out one day I heard a song playing, and thanks to the magic of Shazam, I discovered that the song was Lost in My Mind, by the band The Head and the Heart. I had never heard of them, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Head and the Heart

A Wonderfully Entertaining, and Educational, High School Play

My wife and I left the theater in awe tonight, saying to each other, "I can't believe that was a high school play!" The couple we were with had the same reaction. We had just watched Anastasia, a play based on an animated film of the same name from 1997. which was then made into … Continue reading A Wonderfully Entertaining, and Educational, High School Play