Remembering ‘Rhoda’ with Gratitude

September 1st, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
In 2013, Valerie Harper said she was told she had three months to live with brain cancer. She carried on for 6 1/2 years. I chose her message of hope then; even moreso today. A remembrance.

I Finally Got to Woodstock. Peace.

August 22nd, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
We are not a mellow nation at the moment, but it was a mellow concert at Bethel Woods celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Peace. Love. Hope.

A Vocabulary for the Trump Era

August 5th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
From “misogynist” to “oligarch” to “emoluments” and “sycophants,” Trump has raised the level of our vocabulary, if not his.

Way to Go, Teams USA!

July 9th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
The Epstein story is as sordid as the soccer story is salubrious, yet it also stirred a feeling in me — and others, I believe — of, “Yes! Good! Terrific!”

Happy Birthday to Us, America

July 1st, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
What Trump is doing is not normal., America, and it’s important to say so. In fact, I am proud and grateful that I live in a country that still grant me that freedom.

The Sad Truth: It’s All B.S.

June 21st, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
The difference between liars and bullshitters is that liars are acquainted with the truth. They have to be to maintain their lies. There is a discipline involved. Bullshitters don’t care.

An Addict by Any Other Name, Please

June 4th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
Researchers say that changing the way we talk about addiction — referring to people with a heroin addiction rather than heroin addicts, . for example — could reduce the stigma and encourage more people to seek recovery.

The Countdown to Woodstock and 2020

May 12th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
Zero: Chances that folks Will get to a concert at either Woodstock 50th anniversary site will care about the mixups. Peace and love.

On Influence and Insensitivity

March 10th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
Being an influencer is kind of like being a shill. In fact, it’’s exactly like being a shill. It just pays better.

Are You Now, or Have You Ever …

January 15th, 2019

By Bob Gaydos
A TV commentator has, on the air, asked the president of the United States if he is, in effect, a traitor.