Tag Archive: Pop Culture

Pop Culture Counterpoint

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  In the case of two recent upheavals in the zeitgeist, I’d say that’s an understatement. I’m speaking about the uproar caused when Derek Jeter’s super model girlfriend, model Hannah Davis posed suggestively – I’d say pornographically – on the cover of Sports Illustrated newest swimsuit edition. …

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Marvin equals Mensch

Please, don’t let this feeling end It’s everything I am Everything I want to be I can see what’s mine now Finding out what’s true Since I found you Looking through the eyes of love I did it. I finally sang for Marvin Hamlisch. He wasn’t there in person but I know he heard every…

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Uncle Marvin (Hamlisch, that is)

Marvin Hamlisch was a wonderful, sweet, funny man.  I knew him. I treasure my memories of him, and his contribution to my life will never be forgotten.   I don’t have that many people who served as loving, appropriate, father figures.   Note to any actual biological parental units checking in: that statement isn’t meant…

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Abbey Addicted

You know you are in trouble when you’ve become so addicted to a television series that the mere thought of missing the first three episodes of season 2 prompts your honey to run and buy a blu-ray disc player with streaming video just so you can get Amazon’s truly revolutionary HD video service to the…

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A Grammy icon forever remembered. . .

Many consider the death of an icon as significant as a natural or national disaster. At the top of my list are 9/11 and the Japanese tragedy where countless lives were reduced to rubble in a devastating earthquake. But the loss of an inspirational star’s life has its own, equally profound effect, because it hits…

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Sorrow – A Trilogy

SORROW has many faces.  Sorrow doesn’t discriminate, nor does it tread lightly.  When we speak of sorrow, like a universal code, we know it means trouble; a death, an illness, the loss of a job, betrayal.  Sometimes it’s personal; the loss of self esteem, the onset of depression.  Other times it’s global; think Steve Jobs…

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