March Madness Menus

Posted on March 17th, 2017
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With the tipoff of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament this week, I couldn’t help but remember the 1970’s Cincinnati Red’s postgame buffet table: barbeque, potato salad, all manner of carb loaded items designed to fill the players up and out. Meal planning in Major League Baseball in those days was basically oriented towards fast, heavy […]

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The Right Places to Scatter Ashes

Posted on March 10th, 2017
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Losing a loved one can be incredibly devastating, and when the person has asked to be cremated, it can be a confusing and surreal process. Pre funeral arrangements can be made with the burial company to honor your loved one’s wishes with a low cost cremation. After the process, many people like to scatter the […]

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Remembering Two Pioneers of Sports Television

Posted on March 9th, 2017
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Sad to see Bill Webb, epochal sports television director, passed away this week at the age of 70. Described by Gary Cohen as the “Vin Scully of directors,” Webb helmed 17 World Series for Fox and served for years in the same capacity for the New York Mets.  His philosophy was to capture not just […]

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The Art of Screenplay Writing

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
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A few years ago, Academy Award winning screenwriter Ernest Lehman, while appearing at the Oscars, quoted: “It all starts with the written word.” In fact, that is the way movies really work: a good idea needs to be translated into a good screenplay for the final product to succeed. Truth is that screenplay writing is […]

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Chaos of the Oscars

Posted on March 1st, 2017
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In a world riven by tragedy – war, death, natural disasters – a snafu during the Oscar telecast this week amounts to small peanuts. But, nonetheless, they are peanuts. The broadcast is typically viewed by a billion people worldwide and Oscar recipients can always be guaranteed that the lead sentence in their obituary will mention […]

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