Archive for the ‘General’ Category

We Have Not Had Nearly Enough “Slave Movies”

At Lincoln Center for the NYC premiere

I was born about three years after Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of An American Family was published and about two years after the novel transformed into a ground-breaking, 9-time Emmy-winning, made-for-television miniseries. Its first run aired for eight consecutive nights and made history by attracting the largest viewership of any series in American history. Over half […]

Celebrating the Life and Music of Prince with @patrickdshaffer

Greetings!! I’m sharing the podcast I did with my good friend Patrick D. Shaffer to pay homage to Prince, who transitioned from this realm on April 21, 2016. At first, YouTube banned it because of licensing issues… BUT PRINCE!!! He came through and they reinstated the video. We give lessons and trivia about Prince, talk […]

“Ratchet & Clank” Reminds Us That We’re All Heroes

My son, Garvey, and I at the “Ratchet & Clank” movie screening, April 16, 2106. Image taken by Carmen Staicer My son and I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of the family movie “Ratchet & Clank“, which is based on the popular video game from when I was a child. On April […]

#FJsLoveList

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Greetings all! For Valentine’s Day, I share my top love songs of all time. I provide a top 10 + 6 honorable mentions. Thanks to everyone who joined me for the live broadcast. For those who missed it, here is the replay!

FJ Love & Support

The Amazon logo is seen on a podium during a press conference in New York, September 28, 2011. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced a line of four new Kindle products, the Kindle Fire tablet, the Kindle Touch 3G, the Kindle Touch and a new lighter and smaller Kindle. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Hey hey hey Quite a few of my supporters have asked if I have an Amazon wish list over the years and I finally decided to get one. I appreciate everyone who reaches out and wants to support all of the things that I do. I support a lot of bloggers and charities myself, so […]

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