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What We Can Learn From the Joy-Filled Art of Bob Ross

Bob Ross was an iconic figure from the public television world. Maybe not Sesame Street iconic or Mr. Rogers iconic but his show Joy of Painting was the most watched and most recognized art show in the history of television. It ran for 25 years with 403 episodes. But it was not the art, the […]

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How Important is Congruity for Paula Deen…and For Us?


In our house, we have a running joke that Paula Deen would add butter to butter just to make it more buttery.  As a southerner, I am intimately familiar with the recipes that she demonstrates on her show and will admit that I could definitely enjoy a diet of nothing but her meals, at least […]

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Too Much TV

The Nielsen Company reported that the average American watches nearly 159 hours of television every month or 5 1/4 hours per day.  I used to enjoy “vegging” out in front of the TV at night after dinner.  I rationalized it as needed “down time” after a long day of work.  A therapist friend suggested that […]

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Doing it Well Means Doing The Work…Even When It's Fun

Sometimes we look at famous comedians and assume they were just born funny and that they don’t have to work at it.  In the movie Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld works his material over and over and over.  Similarly, I spoke with author and columnist Dave Barry and he admitted that writing humor was terribly difficult and […]

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The Smothers Brothers Did it Well

I just finished reading David Bianculli’s book, Dangerously Funny, The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  It was a wonderful walk down memory lane taking me back to my childhood in the mid 1960’s when I savored both the humor and the music of this ground-breaking variety show. What I did not know […]

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