• What Happened with U2, @U2, and Me

    I was afraid this question was coming. “Can you put in words why U2 lost their glow?” Jesse Jackson asked me that while we were recording an episode of his Bruce Springsteen podcast, Set Lusting Bruce. Mind you, I’d never met or spoken with Jesse before and we were literally 20-30 minutes into our first …

    July 11, 2020
  • My daughter graduated from high school tonight

    T is finished with high school. Well, not quite. She has one teacher who’s taking advantage of the bizarre pandemic-created schedule that has schoolwork continuing through June 9. So my daughter has a few more days of schoolwork even though she graduated today, June 5. No, she’s not shown on the photo above — that’s …

    June 5, 2020
  • Is This What TV Will Look Like in Fall 2020?

    A strange thing happened a couple nights ago as I sat down to watch the latest episode of NBC’s The Blacklist. The show began like normal, a scene playing out with Elizabeth Keen, one of the main characters on the show. Then all of a sudden, the show cuts to the unmistakeable look of a …

    May 23, 2020
  • Restaurant Side-Dish: Macaroni Salad

    When I finally get around to opening my burger joint, it’ll have all the regular side-dishes you’d expect — french fries (couple styles), tater tots, onion rings, etc. It’ll also have this macaroni salad that I’ve been eating since I was a tiny little boy. It’s really simple. (Is there ANY form of mac salad …

    May 3, 2020
  • It All Comes Down To Discipline

    I’ve never seen Creed, but this graphic caught my eye on Facebook not long ago. I believe all of that to be true. The older I get, the more I’ve come to the conclusion that success in just about anything comes down to discipline. It’s about knowing what we need to do and going out …

    April 21, 2020
  • “Enhanced Cleaning” on Airplanes – Where Has This Been All Along?

    Alaska Airlines published this video a few days ago talking about the “enhanced cleaning” that it’s doing on its planes in light of the coronavirus situation. You see chairs being sprayed and wiped clean, tray tables, armrests, air vents and attendant call buttons, bathroom doors and on and on and on. Am I the only …

    March 7, 2020