Category: JB on CY

  • Refreshing Our Knowledge and Skills

    We tend to think of school as something we partake in during the early years of our lives. There is preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, high school, college and graduate school. If we went to these schools in linear fashion, we would be attending them from, perhaps, three years old until our mid or late 20s. However, in today’s day and age, with so much changing so quickly, particularly in the area of technology, we might want to consider school as not only a foundational undertaking, which we participate in at an early age, but as a lifelong endeavor.

  • The Wise, a Poem

    You sit around and think. And you realize some of what you thought you knew, you didn’t. You think of the errors you’ve made. At times, it can be tough. Songs play. Some are laments about the past. Others express pride about actions taken. In the end, our reflections are our own. Assuming we choose to reflect at all. Some reflection is good. A corrective soul tonic, it is. Too much reflection can leave us baking in joylessness. Life is for living.

  • Tender Light from Above, a Poem

    Tender light from above. Sky light, my light, the heavens smile. A bird flies. The sun shines. We are happy. Happiness from the waves of the ocean and the blooming of the flowers. Happiness in all its simplicity. Our internal compass points to joy. We know and we are glad when we follow its course. That path by the eternal endorsed. A walk through nature’s wonders. A satisfaction from seeing the amazing gifts of this world. Behold them now, as we go through in a whirl. Mountains, canyons and the deep blue sea. Heights and depths and perspectives to see. The heart races as we climb a rock face. We smile as we come out of the ocean, refreshed and renewed. Our soul yearns to be by nature imbrued. Worms crawl and ants busy themselves doing that work that ants do. Bees are busy making honey. A breeze blows blades of grass as they gently rock back and forth, a trillion hammocks for organisms, perhaps, too small to imagine.

  • Tippi Hedren

    Actress Tippi Hedren Talks about Her Remarkable Life, Her Acting, Working with Director Alfred Hitchcock, Shambala, More

    Last year, Tippi Hedren shared with the world the tale of her extraordinary life in her autobiography, Tippi: A Memoir. Now, in an over 40 minute conversation, the actress talks Hitchcock, working with actor Sean Connery in the film Marnie, her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith and her lifelong desire to protect animals, among other topics. When we think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, the beautiful blonde actress Tippi Hedren immediately jumps to mind. Known for her roles in The Birds and Marnie, Ms. Hedren still keeps busy today, at 87 years old. The Hollywood legend continues her work with animals. She resides with them at her foundation, Shambala, in California. Those animals include tigers and lions, among other wild animals.

  • Ten 2016 Bowl Teams and Their Prospects This Season: Who Might Go Furthest?

    We are a week closer to the start of the 2017 college football season. As mentioned in past posts, spring football games are going on across the country and fans are just getting into looking at their favorite school's prospects. In this segment, we discuss 10 teams who made bowl games last year with our Editor in Chief and sports commentator Chris Yandek. Which of these teams will go furthest? The following teams we discuss include: LSU, Vanderbilt, Utah, San Diego State, Navy, Virginia Tech, TCU, Indiana, Minnesota and Hawaii.

  • Rich Little, Rich Little Tropicana Show, Rich Little 2017

    Rich Little Speaks and Mostly in His Own Voice: Impersonation King Talks about His New Book, Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been, His Vegas Show at the Tropicana, Plus Impressions and More

    For an education in impersonations and comedy, you should start with the great Rich Little. His famous impersonations which include President Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart and many others serve as a gold standard of sorts. Today, you can experience all of those impersonations and more at Rich Little’s Las Vegas show at the Tropicana Hotel. The show takes places five nights a week and begins at 7:00 PM. Additionally, you can read about great stories of his impersonations and the famous people in his life in his new book Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for an over 30 minute CYInterview with the show business legend. Mr. Little shares stories about President Reagan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and numerous others.

  • Preview of this week’s PGA Valero Texas Open

    At The Masters a few weeks back, Charley Hoffman had one of the best showings at this year's first major. This week, he will be defending his title at the Valero Texas Open. To speak about some of this week's players in the field, our Editor in Chief and sports commentator Chris Yandek provides his thoughts on this week’s tournament. In this segment, Chris looks at the golfers he thinks will do well this week including Brendan Steele and Tony Finau. Additionally, he tells us why he believes it could be a tough weekend for the defending champion Charley Hoffman and another one of this weekend's favorites Matt Kuchar.

  • Ten Sub .500 2016 College Football Teams: We Take a Look at their 2017 Prospects

    With a new college football season approaching on the horizon, it brings a chance for schools with losing seasons to have newfound success. In our latest college football preview segment, we analyze 10 teams who all had records below 500 in 2016. Our Editor in Chief and sports commentator Chris Yandek tells us what these 2016 underdogs can expect in the upcoming season. We discuss the following teams: Rutgers, Virginia, Iowa State, Kansas, Illinois, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Arizona, Missouri, Ole Miss

  • Mason Reese, Mason Reese 2014

    Mason Reese Back to Talk Life Interrupted, Fills Us in on His Dating Life, More

    After returning from a trip to Los Angeles and celebrating his birthday last week, Mason Reese is looking forward to the next chapter of his new situation comedy, Life Interrupted. With all the episodes now available on YouTube, the web series has been submitted to a variety of festivals and competitions. In our latest conversation, Mason reflects on his birthday, his trip to Los Angeles and what it was like to work with actor, musician and friend Robbie Rist, in episodes five and six of Life Interrupted. We’ve already heard, in earlier CYInterviews with Mason, what it was like to work with fellow co-stars Dawn Wells, Alison Arngrim, Erin Murphy and Michael Learned. But what about the actor who played Cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch? Mason fills us in. Speaking of The Brady Bunch, Mason also revealed to us that he has been dating fellow actress Geri Reischl. After The Brady Bunch ended, a variety show titled The Brady Bunch Hour debuted in 1976 and Geri played the role of Jan Brady.

  • The Stuff of Creative Change, a Poem

    We are jettisoned pods in a bewildering world. We get up and our minds begin to whirl. What is that? What is this? Caught up, we are, in a cosmological twist. And it goes and it goes. And we are wrapped up in it. Do this; do that; an endless struggle to fill a void. Sometimes, if you speak about this, people might get annoyed. Let’s stop a second and reflect. Let’s step away from that awful tendency to deflect. Defensiveness, a potential perennial posture. So afraid are we of confronting ourselves. So afraid of seeing what dwells within. Ah, better we criticize others and grin. Sometimes we do this willfully. Sometimes we do this skillfully. Sometimes we do this with glee. Yet, it never works out for you and me. Tired. Spent.Waiting for something heaven sent. Then again, we are given the tools to create. So why for the great beyond wait? Our empowerment often hides in the shadows. Greatness is around the corner for us. Light the candle. Walk forward. Take action. Create!