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THE SONIC BOOMER Because we are all now living in Bizzaro World, my daughter Jen and I took the kids shopping for school clothes. Whether they will actually be attending school is still being debated, but my position on the matter is this —...
THE SONIC BOOMER As a welcome respite from all things COVID, my daughter Jennifer invited me to come hang out around her pool last weekend. Jen has a gigantic L-shaped pool with a diving board and hot tub, thoughtfully sloped to provide fun for...
THE SONIC BOOMER I’ve decided to hide out near my daughter in Missouri until “The COVID” dies down in Florida, mostly because I respect the odds, especially when it comes to gambling with my life. Missouri has had 43,000 cases of the virus since...
‘I’ ON CULTURE For decades, there have been books written about two Americas. We’ve had divisions by rich and poor, by black and white, by liberal and conservative, by Democrat and Republican, and plenty other splits. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new...
THE SONIC BOOMER When my granddaughter Tess was two years old, we kept waiting for the Terrible Twos, tantrums which generally begin the minute a child learns to say “no” and then realizes the power of the word. But Tess was...
THE SONIC BOOMER I am writing this column in two parts. Part One will focus on the exceptional vision I have for new flooring in the bathroom of my cottage, and Part Two will focus on the reality of getting new flooring into the...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a superb costume horror/drama. I had avoided it prior to the “great isolation” because, frankly, I generally don’t like this type of drama. But I watched (and previously reviewed) the newer Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, liked...
THE SONIC BOOMER I wanted you to be the first to know: I am going to live forever! I know! Much like you, I thought this was impossible. I actually thought I would be departing sooner rather than...
‘I’ ON CULTURE One of the worst elements of the pandemic has been the greater empowerment of those people known as “karens.” What is a karen, you ask. Go to a thesaurus and you find words like busybody, nosy, buttinsky. In other words, someone...
THE SONIC BOOMER The Fourth of July — remember that? Thanks to “The Covid,” activities related to America’s Independence Day celebration have been curtailed, postponed and/or canceled. Bummer. America’s citizenry, however, will not be denied. Refusing to let...