BETTY IN THE USA

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A Few of My Favorite Things

It’s always fun to talk about movies, especially during Oscar/awards season.  Like most, I have my own personal favorites list, the classics that are on most everyone’s lists, and then a few outliers that I just adore and will always…

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A CHILDHOOD SOUNDTRACK & A LUNCHBOX OF LIFE LESSONS FROM MY FIRST LOVES: The Partridge Family, David Cassidy & Music

I am a big fan of holidays and nostalgia, always marking each one through creative expression via decor, dress, sentimental photos and notes to family and friends, writing, as well as through notes of resolution to myself.  Creating new experiences and…

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FINDING WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR…ON A BRIDGE WITH BRUCE & E STREET, BONO & U2

The soundtrack of my adolescent years and “Glory Days” in New York City and college years at Georgetown University consisted of many of the lost bands and musicians from the 1980’s – some who are still out there on the…

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THE GLORY DAYS OF THE 2016 WORLD SERIES & THE GREATNESS OF AUTHENTIC AMERICA Apple Pie. Coca Cola. Budweiser. Hot Dogs. Baseball. Springsteen.

The only other thing that Bruce ever wanted to be other than a musician was a baseball player. He tells a great story about playing in the Babe Ruth Little League in Freehold, New Jersey, and one sick day he…

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WHO IS “BOBBY JEAN”? HE/SHE/IT MAY SURPRISE EVEN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Right before I hit the road the other day from my family’s vacation home in Lake Placid, NY to travel to Newport, RI for a Georgetown girls’ weekend, my father called to wish me a good trip and at the…

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LENDS HIS “VOICE” AGAIN, THIS TIME HELPING TO CHANGE THE PARADIGM OF TALKING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS IN “BORN TO RUN”

Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run” will reveal many things about the musician and the man known as “The Boss”.  While I already knew about his and his family’s experiences with depression and mental illness, this news may be new…

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BUILDING BRIDGES TO WHEN BROOKLYN WAS THE WORLD

When Brooklyn was the World is a book I gave to my grandmother years ago for Christmas. Its title is very apropos to my grandmother’s feelings about Brooklyn, as Brooklyn was not only “the world” for the first part of…

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