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Velcro Sneakers are NOT COOL

Velcro Sneakers are NOT COOL
Scott Barthelmes - Friday, April 21, 2017
There are some short cuts and aids in life that we accept as we age. Most of us will -- at some point --succumb to the need for corrective lenses in order to be able to read. We may need a knee brace or oth  [Read More]

 

 


 

From Beethoven to Bugs Bunny: A Common Man’s Take on Classical Music

From Beethoven to Bugs Bunny: A Common Man’s Take on Classical Music
Peter Barthelmes - Friday, April 21, 2017
You might only know it from Warner Brothers cartoons. You might associate it with old men in libraries. But, if you can give Classical music a chance, you may find out why it has been inspiring and en  [Read More]

 

 


 

How To Know When You’ve “Made It”

How To Know When You’ve “Made It”
Scott Barthelmes - Thursday, April 20, 2017
As The Relevant Man enters the prime of his life, he begins to evaluate his path. Somewhere along the line you’ve realized some of your dreams. You grew out of a few. You let some of your life goals go, bec  [Read More]

 

 


 

Looking for a Job is Hard Work

Looking for a Job is Hard Work
Scott Barthelmes - Thursday, April 20, 2017
As more and more middle aged men are being unceremoniously displaced from their jobs in the effort to “juniorize" the American workforce (see our blog post The Juniorization of the American Workforce (http:  [Read More]

 

 


 

10 Best Song Remakes

10 Best Song Remakes
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, March 25, 2017
The charts are riddled with remakes. There are very few top bands who never covered another artist’s work at some point in their recording careers. But, what’s it take to make a truly gre  [Read More]

 

 


 

The Green Suit is COOL

The Green Suit is COOL
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, March 25, 2017
OK, maybe it was because we asked the question on St. Patty’s Day. Maybe it’s because spring is in the air. Or, maybe we’re just all bored as hell of the same old black, grey and navy. But, The Green Suit c  [Read More]

 

 


 

Heavy Metal 101

Heavy Metal 101
Peter Barthelmes - Saturday, March 25, 2017
My article for this month is (for me) straight out of left field. In the interest of pushing my personal musical envelope a little further; I chose to write about something that is light years out of my typ  [Read More]

 

 


 

Fat, Cranky, Sleepy and Limp … UGH!

Fat, Cranky, Sleepy and Limp … UGH!
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, March 25, 2017
I guess there’s no getting away from the fact that a guy is eventually going to be in the room when the topic of female menopause crops up. But, it was an unwelcome enlightenment the day that I became aware  [Read More]

 

 


 

Have You Become Your Senior Citizen Relative’s Own Personal I.T. Support Team?

Have You Become Your Senior Citizen Relative’s Own Personal I.T. Support Team?
Scott Barthelmes - Thursday, March 02, 2017
Ya know, I consider myself to be “I.T. proficient” in a very bland and practical fashion. I know enough to keep my computers running (knock on wood). I am open to new gadgets, operating systems and ap  [Read More]

 

 


 

Lost Lyric Lines

Lost Lyric Lines
Scott Barthelmes - Wednesday, March 01, 2017
OK Everyone. We don’t often test your powers of recollection too much. But, here’s a music quiz that should jar a few memories. Have fun! Select the correct lyric to fill-in the bl  [Read More]

 

 


 


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