What Will The Future Think?

Based on the trending topics in my news feed, here are what appears to be the most important cultural items and touchstones of 2013 that should go in the new Cedar Rapids Convention Center Time Capsule: A picture of what I had for lunch yesterday.Beyonce lip syncing "America The Beautiful."A cute kittenAnother cute kittenA kitten that …

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Recommended!

My friends Rob Cline and Lennox Randon have each published a debut novel in the last couple of weeks. I've read them both, and even though I happily admit to being prejudiced, they are both great reads. Now, I see that Amazon is recommending them to me!Please allow me to do the same to you.Follow …

In Which I Am Surprised So Many People Knew Who Shirley Bassey Is.

So, I see that Shirley Bassey's birthday is today. She's 76, and really only known in the U.S. for singing the theme from "Goldfinger," arguably the tune that set the standard for big Bondian opening themes that continues today with Adele and "Skyfall." (Sergio Mendes' "The Look of Love" actually preceded Goldfinger, as it was …