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With the African fellows from UrbanPromise International

October 9, 2017

Just a quick note to thank you for Taylor’s concert yesterday at New Hanover UMC in Gilbertsville. He brought the house down. Playing to a crowd of 400 he was so engaging and funny. It was my first time seeing him, and I was impressed by how well he knew his audience, where they lived […]

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I Lost It!

September 18, 2017

“I lost it. I lost it. I lost it.” – backup singers to Teddy Pendergrass’ hit song ‘The Love I Lost.’ This is not a testimonial or an advertisement. It is not a promotion. And I’m not bragging about my abilities using hi-tech. Which are limited at best. It’s just what happened. I have to […]

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Joey Edmonds

September 5, 2017

Joey Edmonds came to see me at Zanies Comedy Club in 1984. I was “house emcee,” and he saw me work with Jay Leno. Edmonds was an unassuming man with short-brownish-curly hair and a friendly smile. He approached me at the end of the night, as people milled around the club after Mr. Leno had […]

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Lose the News

July 3, 2017

Maybe the biggest growth industry in the USA is the news/opinion business. Here’s my guide to success in the ever-expanding 24-hour news cycle. Good luck! Interrupt loudly and often. Be prepared to cry immediately. Be prepared to bully immediately. Laugh at inopportune moments. Your modus operandi, your motivation, can be summed up thus: you want […]

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Roger Ailes

May 19, 2017

It’s the mid-to-late 1990s. My manager at the time, Stanley Bernstein, got me a job with a fledgling “all-news” network. It turned out to be FoxNews, and of course I didn’t know anything about it at the time because it was a job. It wouldn’t have mattered who or what it was, the opportunity was […]

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