Giant Of The Senate

I’ve never been much for writing book reviews. Mainly because I don’t know how to write book reviews. Call this one an appreciation. (If you feel you have to call it anything at all.) I noticed a lot of interest in Al Franken:  Giant of the Senate on Facebook and elsewhere. So, here we go. The…
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Meet Me At The Bates Motel

Bates Motel has been one of my very favorite guilty television pleasures for the past couple of years. The A&E series is a prequel, of course, to arguably Alfred Hitchcock’s most popular film Psycho. I saw Psycho back in the 60’s when I was way too young. Apparently, they didn’t check IDs back then. Anyway, I was too young to have…
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Not Forgotten

Even before the untimely death of Minnesota music icon Prince a few days ago, 2016 was shaping up to be a particularly bad year for celebrity deaths. Yahoo lists something like 30 celebrities (major and minor) who have left us so far this year alone. David Bowie, Glen Frey, Patty Duke, Merle Haggard, George Kennedy and Abe…
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Patty Duke

It seems as if we’re losing a lot of entertainment industry folk this year. The latest, Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke who died early Tuesday morning at the age of 69. I had the great pleasure of spending a few minutes of television time with her a couple of years ago. Patty Duke won fame playing a young…
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And The Oscar (for Hosting) Goes To…

The 88th annual Academy Awards Presentation is coming up. I look forwards to it every year. For me it marks the beginning of the end of winter. Or at least, the beginning of the last half of winter. (Or something.) I enjoy the Oscars, not because I’m so into movies or rich people handing over awards to…
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