Month: April 2016

Who Could Forget Moon River

The song Moon River was composed by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song, having been performed in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It also won Mancini a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1962….

Dick Clark. My Distant Relative?

It was a typical weekday afternoon in the Quad-Cities, summertime 1969. Everyone alive at the time had their radios tuned to 1170  KSTT, or so I thought. Could be that’s why the station was so good. Everybody on the air was taught to perform…

Writing About Writing

On Amazon there are well over fifty books about writing. Popular reference books, besides the dictionary, are Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style,” and “Roget’s Thesaurus.” But, these are “tool books” to help you use a better word, avoid grammatical errors, or not…

Better Double Check That Door

According to WebMD, 3.3 million adults in the United States have some degree of O.C.D., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I don’t know how WebMD came up with that statistic, but I suspect there are millions more cases that are never reported. I have a mild case…

The Cowardly Gremlins

Originally published 12/8/2015 as “Chattering Cancer Gremlins” I can’t speak for all cancer patients, but any man who has had prostate cancer will know what I’m talking about. Until you have been told, “you have cancer,” you have not been visited by the chattering…

Why No Ads on Brainshowers?

On practically every website you visit these days, you’ll see ads of some sort or another. Some are just text ads, a simple non-threatening sentence such as, “See the all new 2016 Volvo.” And, then there are the enticing teaser ads such as, “Twenty…

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