Category Archives: media

Did You Know…Hollywood Edition

Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler in the film, Gone With the Wind, regretting it for the rest of his life. The Marx Brothers came up with their name during a poker game, Julius becoming Groucho, Adolph, … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.” I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is. If you watch footage of Bill taken … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Say

When a woman walked into my friend’s grocery store, without a mask, refusing to wear one when he politely asked her to, I didn’t say…hey bitch, who do you think you are? After my friend made the decision not to … Continue reading

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We Have A New President

“It’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids: ‘Character matters, it matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters.’ Van Jones   November 7, 2020 HEAR HEAR!!!   … Continue reading

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Voting 6 Feet Apart

The drum roll has begun. Why does this presidential election feel more like the apocalypse than a Democracy?  Hell if I know. Rather than noble Americans, we’re more like the Jets and Sharks in West Side Story, the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Day of the Dead Edition…2020

Yes, I have an undeniably ghoulish streak. Consider it part of my charm, spawned from all the biographies and True crime books I’ve read. To quote the late, great Diana Vreeland, dying of a heart attack at 85 claiming she … Continue reading

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Fashion On The Cheap

I always laugh when someone says, I’m well dressed, assuming, I spend a fortune on what I wear. HAH, is all I can say. I have 3 words for you. J. Crew Factory.   Alright 5, tossing in The Gap. The … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

You’re expecting me to say Oreos or mashed potatoes. Not that I don’t love them, but a day or so ago, when I wasn’t feeling my particular best, went to my trusty book shelf and took down The Killer Angels, … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle

This happened way before I stopped drinking. I’m sitting at Bemelmans Bar waiting for a date, and not just any date mind you, but a blind one. No, it’s not Andrea Bocelli, but it is someone I’ve never met before. … Continue reading

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