Helping You Be Contemporary in a Traditional Way

Jack Larson was a playwright and librettist who died on September 20 at his home at Brentwood, California at age 87. To most of us, though, he was known as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in the television series “Adventures of Superman. The New York Times reports that In 1951, Larson […]

A fascinating story from the New York Times In March, Roy Sommer broke the record for most games coached in the American Hockey League. (He now has 1,344, all with the San Jose Sharks’ top affiliate.) He is 20 victories from becoming the A.H.L.’s career leader, passing the Hockey Hall of Famer Bun Cook, who […]

I know we are all getting older, but this fact somehow keeps surprising me. Today I was reminded when I became startled to learn that it was the 65th birthday of former Leaf star Darryl Sittler. I have managed to come to grips that some of my heroes are no longer younger – guys like […]

Today, September 17, is Constitutition Day in the United States. It is a relatively new holiday. It is not known like September 11, nor is it an observance with connected with contraversy.  It is significant, though. Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a day that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become […]

If you’ve ever seen the old Grouch Marx hosted game show “You Bet Your Life”, an integral part of the program was  a contestant would say the “secret word”, a common word revealed to the audience at the show’s outset. If a contestant said the word, a toy duck resembling Groucho—with eyeglasses and a mustache—descended […]

We prefer Main Streets to Malls. Walkable sidewalk communtities to endless sterile parking lots on on what were once farms, fields or forests. So, in the days ahead we wil be talking and sharing about Main Strett, Elm Street and Oak Street. And, about community. For now we start with this statement from the folks […]