Sledge had other successful songs and cut a well received album in 1994, but “When a Man Loves a Woman” not only defined him but also set a standard for plaintive soulfulness that never really has been topped.
Breakfast – “the most important meal of the day!” (try to read that as if you’re Charlton Heston addressing the fleeing slaves of Egypt) – has been a conundrum for me. I have tried dozens of things in search of the perfect breakfast, one that is nutritious, fast, filling, non-fattening and tasty.
Members of the age group born between 1980 and 2000, according to recent surveys, not only don’t want their parents stuff, they don’t even want their own stuff. They seem content to go about their lives and beyond largely unencumbered.
If we had to remember just one password for everything, that might be tolerable. And, I might add, some people do use the same password for almost everything. But the tech geniuses tell us that is wrong!
Here’s the one indisputable fact about daylight saving time: Some people like it. Some people don’t. Other than that, just about everything else regarding this spring ritual is in dispute. For example, does it really conserve energy?
“The Interview” now ranks among the best known movies that almost no one has seen. It gained instant notoriety as the movie that so infuriated North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, that Pyongyang decided to retaliate with cyberterrorism.
Years ago, I began routinely picking up green planters at the Goodwill, yard sales, flea markets. You know the ones I’m talking about, the chunky, mass-produced ceramic pieces produced by the thousands at potteries in central Ohio from the turn of the century through the 1960s.
Just as I stepped out onto the open lot, my foot hit a patch of ice and I began desperately flailing to keep from falling. For a few seconds, I resembled one of those radical interpreters of modern dance, arms going in every direction, feet flying and flapping, body twisting and contorting every which way.
The cartoonists and satirists at France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine who were murdered Jan. 7 by Muslim extremists for their “blasphemous” depictions of Mohammad operated on a higher plane than Larry Flynt, the notorious publisher of Hustler magazine. But Flynt does rank as an irrepressible provocateur who was constantly harassed by prosecutors and puritans, and who actually took a bullet for his audaciousness.