Baseball’s Back – Guaranteed!

The pandemic has been difficult for so many reasons, but it appears that a little bit of normalcy will be returning this summer – Major League Baseball! When the pandemic first hit, MLB suspended its season. Since then, team owners and the players’ association had been trying to negotiate the terms of a shortened season. […]

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Ticket Gut-Punched

Like many families during the pandemic, we haven’t been able to attend several events we were looking forward to. My daughter’s spring choir concert was canceled, and her production of the musical ‘Chicago’ was postponed. If they reschedule the show later this year, any previously purchased tickets will still be honored. While the Kimberly High […]

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The Price is Wrong

As a kid, I loved the movie, ‘War Games.’ Released during the height of the Cold War, it starred Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a computer whiz. Bored, David successfully hacks into a video game company’s computer which asks him the movie’s tagline: “Do you want to play a game?” David plays ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ […]

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Not Getting the Band Together

One of my favorite all-time movies is ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation.’ The flick follows Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold and his family on their cross-country adventure to Walley World amusement park. Clark’s hijinks and his family’s bad luck are all accompanied by Lindsey Buckingham’s classic song, ‘Holiday Road.’ Buckingham broke through as a singer and guitarist in […]

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Movie Melting Pot

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the prominence of the #MeToo movement at the Academy Awards and the resurrection of death and disgrace clauses in acting contracts and insurance policies. Well, death and disgrace clauses weren’t the only contractual provisions highlighted at the Oscars. During her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award, […]

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Bad Acting

The 90th annual Academy Awards show occurred last week. Despite ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ being both a critical and commercial success, it was not even considered for the best picture Oscar. None of the actors were nominated for awards, either. However, it did get four nominations for sound editing, score, sound mixing and visual […]

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