To some extent these pages will include my thoughts on political, cultural and social events and trends. However, and perhaps more so, they will also include my ‘passing along’ articles from writers, opinion columnists and thought leaders that have impressed me as insightful, thought provoking and important commentary on said political, cultural and social trends.
I acknowledge that being born and raised in the Boston MA area by well educated parents who were lifelong Democrats predisposed me to a world view as seen from a ‘liberal bubble’.
Given that, it’s not surprising that my favorite columnists are Tom Friedman, David Brooks and Maureen Dowd of the New York Times; Ruth Marcus, David Gerson, George Will and E. J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Peggy Noonan of the WSJ. They and a number of their colleagues seem to capture the essence of various PCS's (Political/Cultural/Social) events or trends, especially the ones that spark widespread ideological confrontations, and offer insights and recommendations that seem to me to be wise, fair and practical.
Commentary content will be published as ‘blog posts’ and can be found on the COMMENTARY PAGE
I have been a lifelong (mostly) self-taught amateur musician, picking up the guitar at age ten. I play mostly acoustic, finger style guitar.
Music and the Guitar have been a constant in my life. In these pages I’ll include more on my early teachers and influences and the memorable people and events that I encountered along this long and winding road. I also will share the music of artists I’ve followed for years and some I’ve just discovered.
My original music, 3 CD's and a collection of ‘singles’ can be found on a site dedicated to Independent Artists called “Reverb Nation” my page on the site is HERE.
Videos of my playing can be found on my YouTube channel HERE.
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Humor, is perhaps, more “a matter of taste” than any other literary or performing art genre. One person’s brilliant, side-splittingly funny story/joke/stand-up routine/movie is another person’s infantile/offensive waste of time.
That said, my early favorites were Jonathan Winters, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby (yes, the innocent, Fat Albert years), George Carlin and Robin Williams.
In recent years, I have seen some very cogent monologues from Bill Maher on major PCS's of the day. Finally, THE ONION is always a source of clever satire; and yes, some of their articles cut pretty close to the bone, but that's the essence of satire.
In the Humor pages I’ll pass along links to these peoples' classic routines. . . and maybe include a satirical rambling of my own from time to time.