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Last week it was Frank Sinatra and Rod McKuen. This week, in the hopes of starting a tradition of “musical Fridays,” I’m posting some musically fun Julie Andrews spots. I saw something on Facebook recently about “posting something that your friends might not know about you.” Well, my friends know that when it comes to […]

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Every year has its share of goodbyes. This year had just a little too many for me. This is my first post on this site in almost three months. The primary reason for that is my mother fell in early September and it caused some increased health problems for her that culminated in her passing […]

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Here’s a clip of James Garner being interviewed around the time he was working on the film remake of Maverick in 1994 with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. It’s important to me for one reason and one reason only: his comments about acting and specifically Spencer Tracy. When I “discovered” the classic films back when […]

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I was very, very sad to learn of James Garner’s passing yesterday. If you read over this site, you’ll see there are many actors, singers and comedians who I’ve loved and admired over the years. None more than James Garner. Some equally as much but certainly none more. My good friend, actor Sal Viscuso, and […]

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OK, I’ve got my computer back with a brand new hard drive . . . or so they tell me. It works better but I’ve still had a moment or two where processing seems delayed or gets frozen. Hopefully, the computer’s just tired because it’s so damn hot outside! When the hot, summer weather cranks […]

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I was sorry to hear this morning about the passing of Alex Karras, ex-NFL football player and long-time Hollywood character actor. I enjoyed much of Karras’ film work but he’ll always be remembered best as the lovable bad guy turned good guy, Mongo, from Mel Brooks 1973 classic, “Blazing Saddles.” I was particularly sad to […]

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