Tag Archives: New York

Die Job

Between the title and the following synopsis, there was no doubt that the musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder would interest me. As a kid, some of my favorite books were Murder in Mesopotamia and Murder Must Advertise. … Continue reading

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Kiner’s Kudos

It’s been a joy to read articles about Ralph Kiner, who died Thursday. He was one-third of the New York Mets broadcast team that I loved watching as a kid. The other two announcers were Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson, … Continue reading

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“That’s a Tough Note”

Rory Albanese is the former executive producer of The Daily Show. He says he left the show not because the grass would be greener elsewhere, but because he was ready to go out on his own and try tending to a … Continue reading

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Apple Picking

My kids are helping to grant my Christmas wish this year. I asked for a trip to New York to hear my wife sing at Carnegie Hall with the Knoxville Choral Society. My wife was surprised and said she felt … Continue reading

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The Ladies Who Lunch

During the past year-and-a-half, Nancy and Sheila, two sisters who are retired librarians from Yonkers, have become my loyal pen pals. They knew me as a child and would suggest books for me to read. In October, Nancy became president of … Continue reading

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Helium Brands

On Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, I enjoy relaxing at home while watching parades on TV. Today, of course, I watched coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and CBS. The CBS broadcast is a talk-show disguised … Continue reading

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Museum Piece

Writing about The War of the Worlds prompted me to search for KLOS in the database of The Paley Center for Media. I found a reference to the live broadcast we did on the Mark & Brian Show in 1997, … Continue reading

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The He Man League

Fortunately Congress prevented a helium crisis that had me concerned about the balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The lineup for the parade won’t be announced until October 28 but I couldn’t wait to find out which new balloons will debut this … Continue reading

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Rollin’ with Dolan

One of the great joys that came with emceeing the Diocese of Knoxville’s Eucharistic Congress was the brief conversations I had with the main speakers. For example, I told Dr. Scott Hahn that I have a Facebook friend who loved Rome … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Some relatives on my wife’s side of the family stopped by for a visit this week. One of them didn’t know about my cousin Terry Hatton, who died twelve years ago today after responding to the attack on the World … Continue reading

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Hail Cecil

Krisha Newport and I were talking about the upcoming Host with the Most competition. At this point, she is the only female contestant. As we chatted, Krisha was licking a Charms Blow Pop. I found it unusual that she dipped the lollipop … Continue reading

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Go Neil Go!

What’s the point in watching the Tony Awards? I asked myself that question last night. My only exposure to any of these Broadway shows will likely be during the telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If I see a … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation

My wife and I stopped at the Tennessee Welcome Center on I-81 southbound as we were driving home from Virginia. The center is directly across the interstate from the Grand Guitar. A banner reading “National Tourism Week” gave me reason to … Continue reading

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Who’s the Boss?

One of my high-school classmates won the “Nanny of the Month” award from ReasonTV. Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita has banned “fast casual” restaurants like Panera Bread and Chipotle. The town board had already banned fast food restaurants like … Continue reading

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