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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...
‘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 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...
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...
THE SONIC BOOMER You know what people who love the outdoors do? They garden. You know what outdoorsy people in the midst of a pandemic do? They garden even more. You know what outdoorsy pandemic people with an...
THE SONIC BOOMER My 91-year-old mother is in an assisted living facility in Wisconsin, which we kids diplomatically refer to as her “apartment.” She’s happy there and, when we visit, we often stay at her place. But, of course, we can’t visit too often...
‘I’ ON CULTURE There is a strange, weird, fascinating TV series now running on Showtime. Its name is Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. With an overtone of saint versus demon intervention, it is a story of racism, sex and power on the streets of...
THE SONIC BOOMER Things are easing up a little bit, so I went ahead and conducted part two of my most recent client’s estate sale. I sold off part one in March, but COVID was advancing, so we quickly closed up, leaving the attic,...