Friday, July 1, 2022

The Alabama Safari Park

Not a big fan of zoos, but these parks where animals have 100s of acres to roam free are pretty cool. Plus, you get to hand feed some of the beasts. Photos and story in July's Alabama Living magazine, right here.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day with Jimmy Stewart

With Father's Day upon us, here's what Jimmy Stewart's daughter said about her famous dad. Spoiler alert, it ain't bad.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Take Your Dog To Work Day

Coming up next Friday June 24, once again it's national Take Your Dog To Work Day. May the paws be with you.

Follow my usual updated tips here to make the day a howling success.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Please don't make me Zoom

Love the sense of horror in Kathryn Leigh Scott's face that she imparts in 4 seconds when told she has to Zoom. Wonderful actress from Dark Shadows.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Picking a Derby Winner – or Not

Everyone, it seems, has a method for predicting the winner of the Kentucky Derby.
My forecasts for the famous horse race held on the first Saturday each May completely ignore form or pedigree since I prefer to base selections on name and have the losers to prove it ... more

Memories of TV mom Donna Reed for Mother's Day

As Mother's Day approaches, Paul Petersen remembers his TV mom from The Donna Reed Show, right here.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

How to Choose a Vet

Looking for a new vet for that precious non-human member of the family? All you need to know about selecting a new veterinarian is explained right here.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival Part 2: Piper Laurie

This weekend during the TCM Classic Film Festival, Piper Laurie will be present to be honored and to talk about two films. Scene above from "The Hustler."

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival Part 1: Diane Baker

Yes, they're back in person in Hollywood April 21-24: the 2022 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival featuring dozens of special guests including the always delightful Diane Baker. She talks about the festival, her buddy Robert Osborne, and her first film role. Story and interview with Diane here. And, for a little nostalgic tribute to Robert, my "Remembering Robert Osborne" in USA Today here.

Friday, April 8, 2022

The dreaded 3's: Bobby Rydell, Kathryn Hays, & Nehemiah Persoff

Crap. The dreaded three's strike again, all within about 10 days. Lost another three greats from the world of classic film/televsion/music. Singer Bobby Rydell and character actor Nehemiah Persoff and soap star Kathryn Hays. My tribute to Bobby here and to Nicky here.