Archive | May, 2009

Another Runner in the Night

Posted on 30 May 2009

Had James Dean ventured into the realm of music instead of film, he might have been Bruce Springsteen.   And had he lived through that fatal car crash, the actor might have evolved into the man that the Jersey boy would become.   Charismatic and deeply committed to their art, both men catapulted into the public’s […]

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It’s Only a Game!

Posted on 29 May 2009

I began officiating youth, high school, and competitive adult sporting events about five years ago.  And, I love it!  I love the interaction with the participants and the realization that the role that I play helps to maintain the integrity of the games and assures both sides that they are being treated fairly.  I’m not […]

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Diamond Strike in New Jersey!

Posted on 28 May 2009

If “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” as Carol Channing sang in the original Broadway production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” then what is a Jersey Girl’s best friend?  Why, of course, Cape May Diamonds!   Ordinarily, one would expect to travel to the mines in South Africa to find these precious stones.  But, we in […]

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Breaking News: World to End in 2012!

Posted on 27 May 2009

Much has been written and spoken about the year 2012 and, as that year approaches, much more will be.  Modern day prophets have predicted the coming Apocalypse and based their suppositions upon ruminations regarding the end of the Mayan Calendar, cryptic passages from the writings of Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, and an […]

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Summertime and Your Job Search

Posted on 26 May 2009

Summertime and the living is easy; that is, unless you happen to be unemployed and searching for a job.  In that case, you are tortured and your level of anxiety grows daily. In job hunting and recruiting circles, it has long been axiomatic that the periods between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day and between Memorial […]

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Spotlight on Business: Mom & Me Diaper Cakes

Posted on 25 May 2009

Who doesn’t love a baby?  Those little bundles of joy light up the eyes and capture the hearts of their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, and virtually everyone with whom they come into contact.  When you see a baby, you can’t help but smile.   And, the entry of a baby into a family means […]

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The Last Monday in May

Posted on 24 May 2009

  For many Americans, Memorial Day is celebrated as the unofficial beginning of the summer season.  For others, it has a much deeper meaning and is not celebrated so much as commemorated   At the conclusion of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln instituted Decoration Day to honor the Union soldiers who had died […]

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I Love This Game!

Posted on 23 May 2009

I love poker, and that’s an understatement.   As a game that is constantly changing, poker simply fascinates me.   Not fully acquainted with the rules of the game, the first time that I played it, I couldn’t follow every move.  However, I gained an immediate appreciation for this game of nerves and strategy.    If […]

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The Very Best Moments of American Idol 2009 (Part II)

Posted on 22 May 2009

Conclusion to Yesterday’s Featured Story   How Quentin Tarantino wound up a guest mentor is anybody’s guess.  If Idol wanted a film director, maybe Quentin was their second choice.  With a long history of weaving the most appropriate and moving musical selections into his films, perhaps the show’s first selection was Martin Scorsese. Witness Scorsese’s […]

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The Very Best Moments of American Idol, 2009 (Part I)

Posted on 21 May 2009

It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons: American Idol, 2009.  But now that it’s over, including the shouting, why dwell on the shortcomings of 19 Entertainment’s golden child, the American dream gone haywire?  Why do that when, week after never ending week, the show brought such fun into the living […]

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