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THE 21ST CENTURY HAS BEEN A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

When I was a boy growing up in the 1960s, my favorite TV show was "The Jetsons."  It was all about the wonderful adventures of a 21st-century space-age family.  There was George Jetson, Jane (his wife), daughter Judy, and his boy Elroy.

TIME FOR A NEW AND IMPROVED DEAR OLD DAD

When I was a boy growing up during the Eisenhower Administration and the New Frontier, fathers were revered figures in America. One of those revered fathers lived in my own home. He was my Dad.

 

HOPING FOR THE RETURN OF ENDLESS SUMMER

The summer of 2019 begins this weekend.  Well, technically, that's not correct.  The first official day of summer is June 21, the summer solstice.  But for red-blooded, backyard-cooking, burger-flipping, hot dawg-eating Americans, Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

THE REAL FAKE NEWS

In 1963, at the age of 11, I got my first job in journalism.  I was in circulation for the Memphis Press Scimitar, Memphis’s evening newspaper.  The Press Scimitar, like most evening newspapers, has now gone the way of the dinosaur, and I no longer have a paper route.

A BASEBALL SHOT CLOCK? SAY IT AIN'T SO!

JUPITER, FLORIDA - I am sitting in one of my favorite places on Earth, Roger Dean Stadium, winter home of my beloved St. Louis Cardinals.  It is the first day of spring training season (the Grapefruit League), and I am blessed to be in the ball park to watch my Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins. It is a glorious sunny day with the termperature in the 70s!