Real Nuclear Hardball- “Don’t Wait for the Translation, Answer the Question”

This past week we saw the President of the United States fly to the far side of the world to meet with the leader of a small, hermit country lead by a man whose family has generated, at great cost to his people, nuclear weapons which threaten his neighbors and now apparently, the American mainland. … More Real Nuclear Hardball- “Don’t Wait for the Translation, Answer the Question”

TV Lawyers

I remember watching Perry Mason literally sitting on my fathers knee in some rented house in Everett as a child. Like everything in the early 1960’s, the show was in black and white, and I do believe we as a country expected the law to be as stark; right and wrong. Dad was in law … More TV Lawyers

Hurricane Sandy and the Resilience of New Jersey

Five years ago while visiting family there, we happened to take exit 82 off the Garden State Parkway and find ourselves in Seaside Heights, a beach resort on New Jersey’s central coast. As it turned out, this was just weeks before Hurricane Sandy devastated the island. This summer I packed my digital recorder and we … More Hurricane Sandy and the Resilience of New Jersey

Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television Set

It is remarkable how many cultural icons began with television in the 1960’s. The first six notes of Giligan’s Island brings to mind a silly plot line yet we watched it. One merely has to say “phasers on stun” and we all recall Star Trek.  And who can forget the introduction of The Outer Limits? There is nothing wrong … More Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television Set