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CELEBRATING MY BROTHER

Today’s date, my brother’s birthday, is burned in my mind. My brother, David Frankel, was the…

MOWING THE LAWN

Ah, the sweet smell of newly mowed grass … it always gets to me…It brings back…

(VIDEO) SAY THE WORD ‘SUMMER” & WHAT COMES TO MIND

John Cullum and wife Emily Frankel recall heading down the road spur of the moment, in…

IF THERE WAS A NUCLEAR ATTACK….

If there was a nuclear bomb alert, would you know what to do? Two passionate, uninhibitedly…

(VIDEO) SMALL REGRETS…

What would you like to be able to DO again?  Do better and handle differently?  Remembering…

WHY DO I LOVE THESE GUYS?

 I bumped into them a few months ago on a night I was restless, looking for…

WHEN ‘MRS. ROBINSON’ DIES…

Our huge response to the wedding of Harry and Mehgan, the “Younger Generation of the Royals”…

WHEN JOHN CULLUM SINGS…

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

SAY “HI” TO YOUR NOT-SMART OLD PHONE

I am anti-cellphones. I’ve written about them yearly since 2010 when Media said they had the…

WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?

You could consult a crystal gazer, tarot card or tea leaves expert about your career, love…

(VIDEO) HEAR YOUR OWN VOICE

Emily Frankel gets John Cullum explaining how he handles directors. When something he’s told to do…

GRANT WOOD ART

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables is at the Whitney Museum in New York City…

(VIDEO) ANOTHER JOHN CULLUM SKILL

Emily Frankel gets her husband to reveal what he’s learned to do, aside from performing, doing…

SEAN PENN’S REVELATIONS

Here’s an interview with Sean Penn, about his recently published  novel, “BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO…

WHAT I FEAR

What do I fear? That aliens are already here? Sure, it’s in the worry corner of…

(VIDEO) JOHN CULLUM’S FAMILY FEELINGS

John Cullum says while you’re working in a show, the cast  as well as the stage…

THE GUN GUYS

We hear about guns — golly, everyday — accidents, murders, killings — all types of people…

(VIDEO) CRANKY LIKE OUR PARENTS

Em tells John Cullum he’s getting to be a fussy-critical like his Dad, and everyday she’s…