Thumbnail image by Anselmo Pedraz from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  We’ve all been through this before. You hear a new tune on the radio, and it grabs you by the collar, demanding your attention. Soon the music is burrowing deep...
Thumbnail image from Medium.com By Randal C. Hill Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way -Steppenwolf “Easy Rider” was the ultimate epochal, and ultimately doomed, buddy picture, a movie replete with drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, sex and violence as elements of the seductive allure of freedom...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  Not since I saw former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s exhibit at the Smithsonian and read her book “Read My Pins,” where she wore her serpent pin on more than one diplomatic mission, have I been...
Thumbnail image by lil_foot_ from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  "When I began collecting, I did it for the joy of it, and it was only as the collection grew and such great interest was evidenced by others that I came...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  It was a magical moment for Elton John and Bernie Taupin when they fully realized the potential that had blossomed in their professional partnership. As Bernie once explained, “‘Your Song’ was one of the first songs we wrote when we really got locked into writing and when...
By Julie Dee Suman, PhD  May I have the super adult discount? I’m 51 years old, and in AARP terms, I’m considered a senior citizen, but I certainly don’t feel like senior discounts apply to me. Society would argue that...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Rebecca Fending As the end of October approaches, we're reminded of the fun, whimsical holiday that sends us into holiday mode: Halloween. However, the interestingly dark history behind the holiday depicts various international cultures, from The...
Article and images from Kathy Megyeri  Not long ago, I visited the Flight 93 Memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for the third time because I continue to be moved by its serenity and beauty in the midst of a Somerset County, PA, field.  About...
Thumbnail image from The Atlantic By Randal C. Hill Melanie (full name Melanie Anne Safka) began her performing career as a folk singer in such hip Big Apple coffeehouses as the Café Wha? Later, at the Brill Building—the New York music-world hotspot—she met record producer Peter Schekeryk, her future manager and husband. With his connections, Melanie recorded a demo (demonstration record) called “Beautiful People,” a haunting original ballad that earned her some airplay on New York’s underground radio kingpin, WNEW-FM. (“I...
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