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Gilbert Gottfried did one of my favorite jokes at Side Splitters Comedy Club last night. It’s the same joke I use when I do an impression of Gottfried: “I was having dinner with Charles Manson and he turns to me … Continue reading

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Rest in Tranquility

One of the posters on my childhood bedroom wall was a souvenir from my family’s visit to Cape Kennedy in 1969. The poster had photos from the Mercury and Gemini programs and an artist’s conception of what the Apollo moon … Continue reading

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Men in a Certain Age

“Men in Black III” includes scenes about two of the greatest events in my lifetime. It so happens that both occurred in 1969. The Amazin’ Mets won the World Series and astronauts from Apollo 11 were the first humans to … Continue reading


Foster the People

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar in St. Louis was packed on Sunday morning. They serve a full brunch buffet with a menu that appealed to me. I decided to go the moment I saw the words “Bananas Foster Baked French Toast” on … Continue reading

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Cosmic Dust

The email said, “Celestis, Inc. (@celestisflights) is now following you on Twitter.” The notification didn’t ring any bells with me right away. However their Twitter bio grabbed my attention: “First and only provider of memorial spaceflights, with ten launches to … Continue reading

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Statue of Limitations

Of all the valuable artwork visible during my tour of the U.S. Capitol, the statues of famous Americans were the most memorable to me. Sure, I looked up at “The Apotheosis of Washington,” which was discussed in Dan Brown’s “The … Continue reading

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Looking for Mr. Udvar

To get from Seattle to Washington, we flew from SeaTac to Baltimore. I was extremely happy that our AirTran flight was non-stop and that they offered WiFi in-flight. Before entering my credit card information, I clicked on on “live help” … Continue reading