Requiem for R.E.M.

I was a Casey Kasem top 40 kid in my early teens. I fully own my former obsession with New Kids on the Block. I was not alone, OK? And then a shift happened in 1991, when I discovered R.E.M. It’s oddly fitting that R.E.M. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Out of Time (the […]

Sunset cruise outside of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, MA

Birthday #41

This summer went by faster than usual. I’m still in denial that it’s over…but in four days, it’s the official start of fall and there is no denying it. So here is a belated birthday recap aka the last item on my birthday list. I like to avoid renting a car on my birthday trips […]

People Say We Monkey Around

I watched a lot of TV when I was growing up. Back when sitcoms ruled the day. I remember doing plenty of other things, too: reading, playing outside, playing dress-up, playing with dolls, doing more reading, listening to Casey Kasem’s Top 40. But somehow there was still plenty of time for sitting in front of […]