Remembering “Dear Abby” Pushing The Social Envelope as a Defining Part Of America’s Context

Last week we lost a cultural Icon:  Pauline Friedman Philips - otherwise known as Abigail VanBuren or "Dear Abby".  In the pre-therapy era where we didn't have an internet to go to for advice from our social networks or blogs or a lineup of daytime chat shows to share "The View" of how to handle … Continue reading Remembering “Dear Abby” Pushing The Social Envelope as a Defining Part Of America’s Context

“Take Five” To Remember Dave Brubeck: Setting The Context For Modern Jazz Music

I've always been a huge fan of Jazz.  Most of my fondest childhood memories was spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the den of our seventies-chic (in the 80's, mind you) townhouse coloring in Buggs Bunny or putting together puzzles while listening to  the simultaneously melodic and harmonic music notes slither and shout from my … Continue reading “Take Five” To Remember Dave Brubeck: Setting The Context For Modern Jazz Music