The “AGE” of Rock… getting older every day

The other day, the Wall Street Journal’s article on “The Twilight of the Rock Gods” highlighted something that I have been noticing for years – that is… the megastars of the last 5o years are getting old.  REALLY old. But they have also been making a lot of money, so they have kept going, and…

“Buffett is a beast.”

I love Warren Buffett. I have long admired his prowess as an investor, but, like so many of his fans, I have especially appreciated the way he shares his investing strategies through simple stories and humor – especially the humor.  (Anyone who frequently incorporates sexual metaphors to explain his thinking and quotes Woody Allen, Mae West, and Gypsy Rose…

Step 1 Toward Greatness: Win Powerball

(Sunday) Dear diary – Last night they had the Powerball drawing and, once again, nobody won, bringing the jackpot to $100 million. Ordinarily I make it a rule not to buy lottery tickets, since the odds of winning are about 750 gezillion-to-1, but with $100 million at stake, I decided, like the Bill Murray character…

Creativity in the Age of Computers

One of the amazing things about living in today’s world of technology is how computers can help artists draw, painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write.   Even the least artistic among us can create wonderful works of art… if we have the latest apps on our tablets and smart phones. I often think about how the great…

DON’T MISS THIS MOVIE!!

Having recently seen a movie billed as “THE MOVIE EVENT OF THE YEAR!” and “A SURE FIRE OSCAR WINNER,” I wondered if somehow I might have stepped into the wrong theater at my local Cineplex.   The movie was good and it helped pass a few hours, but in no way do I think it justified the “CAPITALIZED EXCLAMATION!” of greatness that the…

Street Performer. With a Twist.

Many years ago, an imaginative street artist, looking to make a few bucks, attracted a curious crowd outside The Water Tower shopping mall on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. He was not a painter or a musician or a mime, but a writer.  A caricaturist, actually, but instead of using a charcoal drawing pencil, he used…