(People) Watch Something: The Josh Groban Crowd

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It’s time for another installment of twentysomething people watching.  Or when I not so creepily observe and write about human behavior in specific situations. The event:  A Josh Groban concert.  (If you don’t know who he is, I don’t know if we can be friends). The location:  An NBA basketball arena. The demographics:  Mixed.  Unlike … Continue reading

Discuss Something: I’m a Tech-holic, You’re a Tech-holic, Everyone’s a Tech-holic

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I was ten-years-old when I first logged onto the internet.  It was the summer of 1999, and my family had recently ditched the old Macintosh Color Classic for the newer, sexier, teal-er iMac.  The circular mouse fit perfectly in my dad’s warm hand as he glided the cursor toward the ‘connect’ button and waited for the … Continue reading

Read Something: Chris Matthews’ “Tip and the Gipper”

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      The Essentials Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked / 423 pages (371 sans index)  Amazon/ $17.27 Chris Matthews: The author, currently the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, bases this book on his personal experiences as House Speaker Tip O’ Neill’s administrative assistant from 1981-1986. Release: October 1, 2013 (The release of this book … Continue reading

Search Something: Who is the Current Standard-Bearer for the Successful Twentysomething?

Is Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s Girls, the successful ‘face’ of twentysomethings? Now, before you stop reading, this isn’t about extolling the talents of Ms. Dunham, nor is it about deriding them.  (In truth, being the non-cable person that I am, I’ve seen maybe five minutes of Girls via clips and promos).  This is about a … Continue reading

Search Something: As I Watch My Small Town Die

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It’s late on a Sunday afternoon, and as I sit here in front of my computer with a muted football game flashing by on TV, I can hear a banner in front of my house whip softly in the breeze.  The only other sound is the occasional car passing by on the highway.  Some discarded … Continue reading