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Category Archives: Pop Culture
A Personal Tribute to Tom Clancy
Note: This is the article I wrote for the Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction. Clancy was one of the most influential writers on my bookshelf and, on his passing, I wanted to share my thoughts. Insurance-broker-turned-novelist Tom Clancy’s first … Continue reading
Book Review: I Am Soldier of Fortune
I Am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils, by Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (ret.) with Vann Spencer. Casemate. 2013. $29.95. Seldom is a magazine identified with one person. There are Hugh Hefner and Playboy, Gloria Steinem and Ms., … Continue reading
Posted in Pop Culture Tagged Afghanistan, Africa, Alexander Haig, Bob Brown, Ernest Hemingway, Gloria Steinem, Hugh Hefner, Men, mercenary, National Review, Nigeria, Oliver North, People, Playboy, Rambo, Rhodesia, Robert K. Brown, Schwarzenegger, Soldier, Soldier of Fortune, Soviet Union, special forces, Stallone, terrorism, United States, Vietnam, William F. Buckley Leave a comment
Why KISS is America’s #1 Rock B(r)and
Gene Simmons. Thank you and good night. Drive safely. Well, someone has to be the guardian of all things KISS. Along with co-founding member Paul Stanley, Simmons is half of the core of this four-decade phenomenon. Throughout KISStory, other band … Continue reading
A-Rod, Amazons and the Second Coming
Mondays are supposed to be slow news days. The paper is at its thinnest since all of the coupons, ads, supplements, and feature stories were consumed by the Sunday edition. August 5, 2013, has not been such a Monday. As … Continue reading
There’s a Hole in My Bucket List
St. Augustine, FL — When my father was in Viet Nam, my mother and I used to record letters for him on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and mail them to him. I’m sure I babbled about what when on at … Continue reading
Posted in Pop Culture Tagged Davy Jones, George Strait, Gino Vannelli, Helen Reddy, iPod, iTunes, KISS, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Monkee, Monkees, Peter Tork, Swing Out Sister, Vietnam 1 Comment
Pondering the Possum’s Passing
May 02, 2013 7:03 PM Back in the 1980s, when I was young and indestructible, I would get together with co-workers and play tennis every Thursday night. This was social tennis as I had given up the competitive game because … Continue reading
Posted in Pop Culture Tagged Conway Twitty, Country music, George Jones, He Stopped Loving Her Today, Jones, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings 1 Comment
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