We All Need To Keep Dreaming

Today is Martin Luther King Day, and even though we’re now approaching four decades of its being celebrated on the third Monday in January to commemorate the birth of the famed civil rights leader, a lot of people in my orbit are still surprised when they realize it’s a holiday.   Some even snark–Lord, it’s been … Read more

He Can Be Your Bodyguard. You Can Call Him Almony*

*–Or, you can call him Bubba.  Or Adriano.  Or Mr. Almony.  Or even Sir. Frankly, my advice would be to call him whatever he’d prefer to call be called. However, if you happen to be the President of the United States, you’d call him a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and bestow that honor upon him.  … Read more

Good Riddance, Double Deuces

As if we needed yet another reason to consider 2022 an “annus horribillis”, as THE WRAP’s prolific Sharon Waxman wrote in her eulogy to what was at times a G-d-awful twelve months, news broke last night that a trailblazing female journalist that I strongly suspect inspired her, Barbara Walters, had passed away in her New … Read more

It Came Upon Post-Midnight, Clear

I don’t know about you, but last night, while visions of sugar plums, latkes or maybe just the umpteenth rewatching of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE was going on,I worked two jobs because, frankly, I need the money far more than breath. The very fact that I can admit that to anyone is seen by many … Read more

Living Off The Fad Of The Land

As 2022 winds down, the year in review and best of lists will predominate as the world (well, except me) gets ready for a two-week vacation.  What will inevitably come up will be what we became enamored with and have already forgotten, as well as what has recently emerged that is now on the upswing … Read more

The Grieving Process Continues

So I actually began therapy this week, which I am sure won’t come as a surprise to any of you, and perhaps a relief to those who still give a damn.  With all of the losses I’ve experienced of late, and with absolutely no hope of changing anyone else’s deadset opinions about how (or if) … Read more