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Category Archives: Helping
Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales. As if that … Continue reading
We talked at length about many things, the very least of which was politics (which we didn’t discuss at all) since they seem petty when compared with the daily drama played out in real-time by our troops. The bullshit ends there. Reality is ever-present, etched in the faces of our courageous troops and a civilization that while dramatically different from ours, nevertheless shares family, friends, fear, trust, suspicion and the full spectrum of human emotion. Continue reading
Ever since I first heard Tower of Power, I was drawn to them. Their red-hot chops, superb vocals and up-tempo crossover jazz-funk makes toes tap and asses wiggle, even among those not prone to do either. Through decades, they’ve weathered … Continue reading
In the late 70s, Teddy left the “Notes” to embark on a successful solo career, in which he morphed into a steamy, sex-charged love balladeer with wide appeal, including women of all ages. In 1981, he had a car crash that left him paralyzed. Many thought that he’d never perform again but a force of nature, Pendergrass proved them wrong, performing through the 90’s. Continue reading
You’ve become acquainted with Corporal Brett Sanders, a longtime family friend and former neighbor, through a post about his coming of age, in which I share how the first hints of his maturation became evident. I’m still in touch with … Continue reading
Educational funding is a sore spot in thousands of communities across America. With no universally accepted model, states drum up funds that seem to guarantee little other than meeting minimum standards. Frustrated by scant resources, teachers make do. With household … Continue reading
Beijing, CHINA: A toddler barely escaped a tragic end when he took Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit’s advice and literally tried to “feed (his) head.” 14-month old Li Jingchao allegedly attempted to insert a pot sticker into his nose when … Continue reading
I blame HBO–and David Simon. On Monday, HBO on Demand threw up the second half of Season 4 of “The Wire,” which I’ve seen several times but may be my favorite (a nose ahead of Season 2) .
I’m hypnotized by “The Wire.” When it appears, I gladly suspend other meaningful pleasures including riding my motorcycle and sleep to watch and re watch it. I was up most of the night. Continue reading
Ryan Montbeau came as a total surprise to us. We Googled him and found hid web site, which is great. He’s one of those rare musician/writer/singer who can be as entertaining alone as when he’s accompanied by other talented players. We saw him solo and were amazed. He’s not flashy but his voice and guitar playing are expressive, dexterous and remarkable; his lyrics are poetry. Continue reading