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Reality TV — describing or defining real life?

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

I turned on the television in my kitchen for background noise as I was preparing lunch today and it happened to be on E! Channel. “Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s” was on. I have never watched that show. As I was fixing myself something to eat, I began to tune into the show’s dialog playing […]

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2013 MTV Music Awards — Onerous, Offbeat, Offensive and Objectionable

August 25th, 2013 · No Comments

  I must be getting old. I hate today’s music. The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards is an onslaught of obscene visuals, obnoxious noise and obsolescent personalities. Just one obstinate old man’s observation and opinion…

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Please, oh please…can we stop the media’s Michael Jackson idolatry fest now?

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Hopefully, today’s “Break of Dawn” means the “Epic” “King of Pop” media hype should now “Beat It” and as far as I’m concerned, it’s not “Gone Too Soon.”  “Whatever Happens,” “We’ve had enough.” The world may be in a “State of Shock” but I’m “Speechless” after witnessing the idolatry of a “Smooth Criminal.” I hope “HIStory” […]

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Life Lessons in 2009…courtesy of Major League Baseball

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Back in February of this year, A.J. Perez’s wrote a column in USA Today about A-Rod and steroids and cheating in MLB.  There has been much written on this topic before his article and it will be an ongoing debate for years to come about how to compare the records of these decades to those of a […]

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Anyone Miss Good Old-Fashioned Customer Service?

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just returned to my desk in an office building on Broadway in NYC and got a sad but stark reminder of the state of customer service in today’s business climate as I rode the elevator up to my floor.  Standing in front of me were two twenty-something waif-thin glam girls — you know the type…professional […]

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