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Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Evokes Childhood Memories

“Music is the sound track of your life.” Dick Clark In the summer of 2001, I stopped in Cleveland long enough to visit the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. The museum… Read more

Dancing with the Rabbis

I’m not a Jew, but I play one on TV. Over Labor Day weekend, I participated in what I consider to be the most unique show on television, the Chabad… Read more

Brushes With Greatness On The Road

One of the great things about traveling are the serendipities of each day. When you start your day on the road, you have no idea about the who, what, and… Read more

Life Lessons Learned from the Life of “The Mick.”

In his 18 seasons in the big leagues, Mickey Mantle scored 1,677 runs, but he went home for good twenty years ago today. Out of all the brushes with greatness… Read more

Cruising Along Route 66… in reverse

If you play Bobby Troup’s famous Route 66 song backwards, you’d get the highlights of my trip, though it doesn’t rhyme as well. I drove Route 66 in reverse: Los… Read more

Joe Mantegna Co-Hosts National Memorial Day Concert

Just a baseball toss from his Burbank eatery, Taste Chicago, actor Joe Mantegna runs his Acquaviva Productions Company out of a nondescript house on Hollywood Way. No gates, no guards;… Read more

Meeting the Star of my First Major League Baseball Game

Friday night, August 6, 1971, my parents took me to see my first major league baseball game at Anaheim Stadium. I was 5 1/2 years old, and a month away… Read more

Fail Your Way To Success!

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over… Read more

Dog Sledding Is Mush Fun!

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” Jeff Valdez Last winter just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, my family and I… Read more

Extended Summertime fun in Sunny Portugal

Extended Summertime fun in Sunny Portugal Beaches, Lisbon, and Castles were the top three things that our Fodor’s Travel Guide listed as “must sees” when in Portugal.  We only had… Read more