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EMILY FRANKEL IS ON VACATION

EM NEEDS A VACATION Need new ideas. Will miss blogging and friends and followers on Facebook…

BIKING DAYS REVISITED

Back in the days when John Cullum, my husband, was job hunting and I was taking…

BIOHACKING YOURSELF…

A well-known, No.1 British researcher, backed by the rich guy who founded PayPal, says that someone…

SALUTING IDA KEELING.

At one-hundred-and-four, Ida Keeling, is a very busy lady. She grew up “Happily,” she says, as…

THANK HEAVEN FOR CHARO

“Thank heaven for Charo,” said the New York Times, with an article and this photo. Out…

PELOSI FOR PRESIDENT

Nancy Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately after the vice president. Nancy…

CELEBRATING JOHN CULLUM

I love this photo of  my husband, John Cullum, in costume, on the set for the …

THE VACCINE WAR

Jeffrey Kluger, invariably an interestingly creative reporter for Time Magazine, in a recent issue describes how a woman,…

(VIDEO) JOHN CULLUM TURNS BACK THE CLOCK

John delights in revisiting age 26, and bragging a little, explains why it was his favorite…

BLACK HOLES ARE HAUNTING ME

Take a look. Messier 87 is a supermassive black hole. You could have observed it, if you…

CULLUM’S FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOW

John Cullum is asked, by his wife Emily, “What role, in what Broadway musical, would you…

WHERE OH WHERE IS KEANU REEVES HEADING?

 At 54, Keanu Reeves wonders if at any point he will feel secure enough to take…

WHY WARREN BUFFETT WON’T RETIRE

Buffett, who is 88-years-old, says, “Why do I get up every day and jump out of…

WOW, LIZZO!

Get to know Lizzo. She’s thirty-one years old, five-foot-ten. While performing songs she’s written about love–rapping,…

MEET THE WORLD’S BEST TEACHER.

Meet Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan educator, winner of the 2019 Global Teacher prize, as the “World’s…

WHY ARE RACE HORSES DYING

After more than two dozen horses in  just three months. died at the Santa Anita track…

CAN NUCLEAR POWER HELP CLIMATE CHANGE…

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Week Magazine are talking about Nuclear power. They…

A VERY SPECIAL HERO, ACTOR MICHAEL J. FOX.

I remember, maybe you remember seeing Michael J. Fox when he was an exceptionally good-looking, successful…

ASTOUNDING PLACE TO VISIT

On a huge green lawn in Montgomery, Alabama, sits the National Memorial for Peace and Justice,…

Yii—GNATS,GNATS !!!!

Tiny, teeny flies (gnats) were everywhere in our kitchen even even though our exterminator used a…

MICHAEL JACKSON–THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

HBO’s documentary “Leaving Neverland” is four-hours in which two grownups recount in horrific, methodical detail how…

DISAPPEARING VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE

John Cullum recalls people who’ve been intensely in his life, who deeply affected him.   Naming…

THE CBD MANIA–WANT TO TRY IT?

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is being hailed as a miracle drug, a compound in marijuana.(pronounce emphasizing DI)…

(VIDEO) WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE STUCK

Emily Frankel, bemoaning that she’s stuck artistically, wants to know if that ever happens to to…

DAYS TO CELEBRATE

When we three are togetherNo matter what the weatherWe shareWe careThe moments are treasuredUn-measuredBut ours forever.When…