Well before "celebrities" adopted the conceit of using only a single name, one need only say "Marilyn" and the world knew the reference was to Marilyn Monroe. Because there was only one Marilyn. She's beautiful; to me, she was and remains the most beautiful woman in the world. Even more . . .
I'm a big fan of social experiments, so one of my most fun classroom activities in the college business classes I taught--on teamwork-- involved having the class work as a group to set up a new society after a fictional end of the world. They had to start from scratch--how would the new society be . . .
Not to rush the season, but can we talk about winter, and the pleasures of curling up with an afghan (hound or blanket, you choose), a cup of tea and a great book? And maybe, like me, you enjoy giving books as holiday gifts. So, I've got some book recommendations you might enjoy yourself-- or give . . .
Who doesn't love Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman? The first few bars of the song, a hit in 1964, defined my young adolescence. And the Traveling Wilburys were a particular favorite of mine--but they shouldn't be a footnote in this post, they deserve a post of their own A few weeks ago I bought tickets . . .
Rumor has it that Barnes and Noble is on its last leg. Some are wondering if their stores will be around to see the new year ring in. It's ironic that the big chains have driven many small independent bookstores out of business and now, Amazon is driving the last chain over the edge. Like everyone . . .
Serving Life. It's the name of a moving documentary about a hospice program at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. The program was the brainchild of the prison warden, who saw that the super-long sentences of many Louisiana prisoners meant they got sick and died in prison. A believer in . . .
I knew this day would come, eventually: the day we'd have to say good by to Dr. Christina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. "We've only got two Kleenex boxes near the TV," my husband pointed out. "Think you should get another?" Christina. From an arrogant young, smart intern to the brilliant, confident . . .
Who among us hasn't wanted to dress Jesus? For the price of just a few lattes, you can. This fabulous magnetic Jesus comes with a complete wardrobe — Jesus as surfer dude is irresistible. For the fashion lovers among us, the kit comes with a nice assortment of accessories, like loaves and fishes. . . .
There was once a day when we knew the model and make of every car on the road. Including this iconic finned Cadillac Coup de Ville that we spied while out on errands a few days ago. Is it a 1960? The fins are a clue that it could be. More than 50 years old--whoa! My husband always compares these . . .
Let's pretend he's our age. But if you're younger: In the interests of equal opportunity: or this one I try to acknowledge the month every year. If you'd like to see prior posts on National Masturbation Month, posts that have actual words and not just images, go HERE and HERE ... even . . .