Category Archives: Movies

Lagniappe

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT I will host Music on the Sunny Side on WBRH-FM radio (90.3 FM and WBRH.org).  During the first hour I’ll feature music by some of the greatest male … Continue reading

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Notes on Books I’ve Recently Read

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Actually Keyes wrote a short story and a novel titled Flowers for Algernon.  The short story was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1959, and the novel was published in … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

After an absence of a few months, I’m back.  There are many more interesting tidbits about books that I hope to bring you during the coming months.  This initial post is dedicated to Mary Nell. — — — — — … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“I’m now 81 and I think the happiest years started between sixty and seventy. Apart from illness and pain with my back and a few things like that, I am much happier now. For one thing, I know how to … Continue reading

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Music Notes

Why are the various instruments in a symphony orchestra placed where they’re placed?  An article on the WQXR website provides the answer plus some very interesting clips from YouTube – including one featuring Bugs Bunny. — — — — — … Continue reading

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Words at Play

Once upon a time (in 1936 perhaps) the United States Rubber Company (now Uniroyal) trademarked the name Naugahyde.  Naugahyde, a substitute for leather, became very popular in the 1960s.  It was used primarily as a covering for chairs and sofas … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

If you are “of a certain age,” you probably have one or more coffee tables books containing prints of some of Norman Rockwell’s paintings.  Rockwell’s paintings generally picture America as the land of the good and kind.  One painting shows … Continue reading

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