July 11, 2020

Christmas Brunch, December 21, 2019

Hello, friends. Ready for a Christmas Brunch? Let’s take a break from politics and divisiveness and focus on Christmas. We will start with some silly stuff, give a few lists, pose a couple discussion questions, and then conclude with Madonnas from around the world.   THE TWELVE THANK-YOU NOTES OF CHRISTMAS Dec 25 My dearest […]

Saturday Brunch, December 14, 2019

Hi, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? Well, it’s mid-December, and you know what that means: Superfluous college football bowl games, of course. This year there are 40 (count ’em) bowl games. Which, if my math is correct (an unlikely occurrence) translates into 80 teams playing in a bowl this year. Now, […]

Saturday Brunch, December 7, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch?  The Apostrophe Protection Society shuts down. “We, and our many supporters worldwide, have done our best but the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won.” No idea’ what me meant:  His name is Bond. James Bond. The trailer for the next Bond movie […]

Saturday Brunch, November 30, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch?  Did you overdo it at Thanksgiving? Here is a helpful list of signs that you did: ~ Paramedics bring in the Jaws of Life to pry you out of the recliner. ~ You get grass stains on your behind after a walk, but never […]

Saturday Brunch, November 16, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Semper Dry? A rule change means that male U.S. Marines, who previously had to stand in the rain, can now carry umbrellas while wearing their service or dress uniforms. (Women have long been afforded a black umbrella — but only in their left hand, to keep their right […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: November 9, 2019 My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to […]

Saturday Brunch, November 2, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? It’s November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has exploded to 106 million people, and humans face a new threat from manufactured biological robots gone rogue… Back in 1982, this is how Blade Runner director Ridley Scott imagined […]

Saturday Brunch, October 26 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? For American sport fans, this is the best week on the calendar. The NBA has started.  The NHL season began a few weeks ago. Football is going strong. AND the world series! This little window in late October (and early November) is the only time […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 19, 2019 — Open Table Edition

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 19, 2019 Open Table Edition Coming back from a long trip usually takes me about three weeks to recover. This time it has been better, but it still required readjustment back into the daily work schedule and so on. Bottom line is that I’m pretty tired here at the […]

Saturday Brunch, October 12, 2019

Hello friends, and welcome to the weekend? Better have some brunch before your big plans for the day. Regular commentator Ted said on Tuesday that I should include cats in my column this week. I always obey Ted; he has some rich blackmail material on me. So I will be throwing in some random cat videos […]