BETTY IN THE USA

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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…

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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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FINDING GRACE IN THE CONCERT HALL: LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS!!!

When I write and talk about one subject much more than another, it’s usually about something I am passionate about, it’s because it means something big, something meaningful, something mind-blowing.  As you all know, one of the things I am…

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ARE THERE PORCUPINES IN CUBA? WEEKEND WORDS ON THE POWER OF WORDS FROM ONE PROUD PORCUPINE #USACUBA

ARE THERE PORCUPINES IN CUBA? WEEKEND WORDS ON THE POWER OF WORDS FROM ONE PROUD PORCUPINE Photo courtesy of the African Wildlife Foundation  By Beth Amorosi Today’s lead editorial in the New York Times about the United States breaking the ice…

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