Jackie Gleason’s Flying Saucer Is For Sale!

Remember Jackie Gleason (1916 – 1987: 71 years old)? According to Wikipedia, he was an “American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor.” I only vaguely remember him as a comedian with a very brash persona. Neatorama is reporting that, when I was 2 years old, Mr. Gleason built a house on 196 Furnace Dock Road, Cortland Manor, New York, that… Continue reading

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

Through the years I’ve attended numerous pop concerts. I found that a surprising percentage of the performers, typically greats from yesteryear, were physically on the stage “giving a concert,” but their heart wasn’t into it at all. In fact, on a couple of occasion I felt as though the audience was getting ripped off. Not so with Aretha Franklin. When… Continue reading

Random Memories Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned my journaling app, Day One, and the podcast series from the team that makes it. In the Day One app, you can create as many journals as you wish. And in one of their podcast episodes, they mentioned a user who has a random memories journal. A random memories journal––what an interesting idea, I… Continue reading

But He Doesn’t Act Gay

But He Doesn’t Act Gay… We all know people who have, perhaps with some difficulty and a bit of grumbling, come to accept and include a gay relative. They feel they don’t understand him or her being gay, but they somehow get beyond that because they genuinely love the family member. The love and the “family” cards typically trump the… Continue reading

Why We Chose Spotify Music Streaming Service

For many months, I’ve been pondering what music streaming service our household should use, trying to ascertain which offers the best overall service for us–not an easy task. Here-to-for we have been Pandora users. I like the simplicity of their stations concept and the ability to shuffle through the various stations you have created. However, their overall playlist offered in… Continue reading

Recent Trip to the Bay Area

Around theGolden Gate Bridge I just spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the US. Naturally I shot a lot of photos around the Golden Gate and thought I would share some of them on my blog. Every day began with some serious fog, which of course I absolutely love! I also got… Continue reading

Sonos Rocks this House!

About three years ago we bought our first Sonos speakers. Today we have a total of 9 of them. We have 4 pair of the Sonos One and one stereo Sonos. They are placed around the house and work in conjunction with our home sound system. I absolutely love the Sonos speaker system. The company by-line sums up their products… Continue reading