This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four
Steve Eighinger

This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four

Maybe it's because of all the side issues tied to either — or both of — the current pandemic and political unrest, but if ever there was the need for a feel-good event to remember it would be a 50th anniversary concert paying tribute to the breakup of Beatles.

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Bubblegum era was short-lived, but it was sweet
Steve Eighinger

Bubblegum era was short-lived, but it was sweet

It doesn't seem possible, at least to an aging baby boomer like myself, that it was 50 years ago this summer we were at the height of the "bubblegum" era of pop music.

It's back to lunch!
Steve Eighinger

It's back to lunch!

Slowly, but surely — or at least I hope — the world is returning to some sort of normalcy. And so is this space. Today we're bringing back our "Lunch With ..." feature, which was suspended a few months ago when the pandemic was in its infancy.

Hot dog! July 4 tradition lives on
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Hot dog! July 4 tradition lives on

Be still my beating heart. And churning stomach. The annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest will go on as scheduled -- with some modifications, of course -- on its traditional July 4 date, and again be televised by ESPN. "The pandemic is just

Ah, sweet summer. It is time!
Steve Eighinger

Ah, sweet summer. It is time!

The calendar says summer officially arrives on Saturday. Thank heaven. This has been a brutal spring, starting with the pandemic and all of its trappings, and punctuated with the recent civil unrest.

'I read it, and literally, I ... cried'
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'I read it, and literally, I ... cried'

Since the start of the pandemic, and more recently the nationwide protests that have centered around a greater sense of equality, this space has furloughed its "Morons of the Month" feature.

History has an uncanny way of repeating itself
Steve Eighinger

History has an uncanny way of repeating itself

At the time, I was beginning to come to grips with the world around me. I was moving from a rather naive 14-year-old to a full-fledged teenager who was beginning to care about what was happening around me.

'When you talk to that individual, you learn to trust that individual'
Steve Eighinger

'When you talk to that individual, you learn to trust that individual'

"People say that it can't work, black and white. Well, here we make it work every day. We have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate .... (we) always, always remember the Titans." – "Remember the Titans," 2000

Maybe, just maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel
Steve Eighinger

Maybe, just maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel

Maybe, just maybe this is all the beginning of something positive. There are more and more images surfacing across social and mainstream media that appear to provide some hope.

Did a new voice of hope arise during recent rioting?
Steve Eighinger

Did a new voice of hope arise during recent rioting?

What next, America? Personally, I'm emotionally drained concerning what has unfolded across our country following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis.