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Dan Kelly Loves To Work With Thoroughbreds

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Dan Kelly Loves To Work With Thoroughbreds

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Originally from upstate New York, Dan Kelly grew up around horses. Like a lot of kids who love horses but can’t afford them, he had to find a way to support his interest. Since he couldn’t buy well-trained horses, he decided to develop some of his own. This led to Dan Kelly Stables. “Eventually, I got tired of doing everything where it more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Summer Moves Faster Than It Did In My Youth

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Summer Moves Faster Than It Did In My Youth

THE SONIC BOOMER Can you believe it? It’s almost August! Where did those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer go? Well, some of them went to the beach, others to theme parks and, sadly, still others have been absorbed into the school year. When I was growing up, school didn’t start until after Labor Day. Those were the good ol’ days. There was so much summer that more...

Deborah Welky

‘Trainwreck’ An Amusing Summer Rom-Com

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‘Trainwreck’ An Amusing Summer Rom-Com

'I' ON CULTURE Just what we needed! A really good summer romantic comedy. And we certainly have it in Trainwreck. The brainchild of comedy writer and actress Amy Schumer, it turns the whole genre on its ear in a wonderful pastiche of good-natured humor, female-oriented dirty jokes, and a couple of delightful twists and turns. This is a great date movie, although it has more...

Leonard Wechsler

For Me, Laughing At The World Is Great Therapy

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

For Me, Laughing At The World Is Great Therapy

THE SONIC BOOMER “Just Ice for Buddy” — that’s what was written on the roadside cross. Even though it was all in capital letters, it took me a moment to figure it out. They meant “justice.” I don’t know the history of the sign, so I don’t know if Buddy was killed by a drunk driver or shot on the site or what have you. I prefer to think he was a more...

Deborah Welky

‘Terminator Genisys’ A Bad Copy Of The Original

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘Terminator Genisys’ A Bad Copy Of The Original

'I' ON CULTURE The horrible thing about Terminator Genisys is that it proclaims it’s the first of a trilogy. No, please NO! The first movie, done about 30 years ago, is a classic. The terrifying robot of Arnold Schwarzenegger was great, as were the reactions of the people in the film. The second was actually even better. But that was a long time ago. Since then, the more...

Leonard Wechsler

Oxbridge Academy Offering An Equestrian Team

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Oxbridge Academy Offering An Equestrian Team

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Riding and showing horses is expensive. Some are lucky enough to find ways to afford it, and some only watch and wish. The Oxbridge Academy, a private high school on Military Trail in West Palm Beach, has made the dream of riding and showing possible for its students. “We surveyed our students in June 2014 to find out what athletic offerings more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Remembering My Marching Band School Days

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Remembering My Marching Band School Days

THE SONIC BOOMER I had an opportunity to hear a good old marching band last week, and it was so much fun that I made a mental note to stop and listen to every brass band I can — sort of a “stop and smell the roses” thing for the ears. This particular marching band was of the amateur sort, but that didn’t matter to me. Hearing the occasional wrong note only more...

Deborah Welky

New Brian Wilson Biopic A Fascinating Story

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

New Brian Wilson Biopic A Fascinating Story

'I' ON CULTURE In this season of blockbuster special-effects movies, a small film like Love & Mercy really stands out. It is the fascinating story of the Beach Boys’ tortured genius Brian Wilson, both a musical history and a psychological study. Director Bill Pohlad switches between two key periods in Wilson’s life, somehow bringing him into sharp focus. more...

Leonard Wechsler

PBCHA Father’s Day Lead Line A Fun Reversal

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

PBCHA Father’s Day Lead Line A Fun Reversal

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Father’s Day was celebrated all over the country on Sunday, June 21. Many people enjoyed a backyard barbecue, a nice dinner out, funny cards or perhaps a special cake. But this Father’s Day, a dozen intrepid dads celebrated (and were celebrated) in a slightly different and unique way. The Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association held its more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Executive Pay Is Out Of Control In Big Media

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Executive Pay Is Out Of Control In Big Media

FOOTLOOSE AND... It is true. Discovery Communications pays its boss man, David Zaslav, $156 million a year to run the company. Wow! I am impressed. I wonder what his daily diary looks like? But wait, there are a cadre of other media head men who make out rather well, too. For example, Les Moonves, the CBS mogul, rides into second place in the top pay parade at a more...

Jules Rabin