Category Archives: Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites 2/1/2013

I love sad songs.  When I asked my therapist friend why so many people seem to like sad music, she told me that sad music makes it possible for us to process sadness that we wouldn’t be able to face … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/25/2013

Last Sunday afternoon, we went with our friends, Ron and Kerry, to see the Laguna Playhouse production of Chapter Two by Neil Simon.  Chapter Two was first produced at the Ahmanson Theater in 1977 and is a semi-autobiographical comedy based … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/18/2013

A while back … in the Paleozoic era … when I was doing several marathons and triathlons plus an assortment of 10K runs each year, my training regimen consisted of cycling 100 miles, running 25 or 30 miles and swimming … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/11/2013

In 1962, the year I graduated from East Haven High School, a most unusual hit appeared among early rock ‘n’ roll hits like The Wanderer by Dion (formerly of the Belmonts), Do You Love Me by the Contours and Booker … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/4/2013

In 1955, a relatively unknown twenty-two year old classical pianist recorded a little known work by Bach on Columbia Records over the objections of company executives.   The recording, Bach: The Goldberg Variations achieved remarkable sales for a classical album, established … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 12/28/2012

During the ten years after I retired from big industry in 1999, our consulting business was remarkably successful, allowing us to make several lifestyle changes that we are enjoying still.   One was a move from our home of 31 years … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 12/21/2012

So, you probably know that according to certain sources, today is the latest end of the world.  The Huffington Post tells us that the Mayan apocalypse predictions arise from a misunderstanding of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar, which wraps … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 12/14/2012

One of my favorite things is finding musical artists I enjoy that I haven’t heard before.  For most of my life, there were 2 ways I found new artists: listening to the radio on my commute to work; and hanging … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 12/7/2012

Looking back from the age of sixty-eight, I will tell you that I had the kind of childhood that would make a good coming-of-age movie.  That is to say, at the age of sixty-eight, I can look back and see … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 11/30/2012

On our busiest day in Arizona last week, Muri and my daughter, Amy, went to my grandson Reed’s Thanksgiving party at school while I took my granddaughter, Savy, out for lunch to Paradise Bakery.  I had, by the way, the … Continue reading

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