The Future Of (Food) ‘Reality’ TV

In a fit of insomniac insanity, I found myself watching the new Spike TV series “Bar Rescue“, and it got me thinking. That series, and “Restaurant Impossible“, “Kitchen Nightmares“, “Hotel Impossible“, “Mystery Diners“, and the others all deal with bailing out failing businesses run by people who may not have made the right career calling in the first place, yet they’re brought back from the brink of disaster by a team that works around the clock to pull off the impossible in just a few days.

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May 26, 2012 - social media    No Comments

Empire Avenue

Yet another experiment on the virtual frontier:  a stock market where you, your brand, and your content, are the commodity.  I must say that I’m intrigued with Empire Avenue, and am going to have some fun exploring it.

Oh, yeah, and I hate to bother y’all, but I need to post this to verify my blog with them:  {EAV:aa1b3740553184ad}

There.  All better now.

May 4, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

William Walter: 1926 — 2012

I just returned from my second funeral so far this year, this one for my other uncle who succumbed to Parkinson’s last weekend.  Having 2 “Uncle Bill”‘s in the family may seem confusing at first, but it was easily rectified with the creative application of occupational title:  “Uncle Bill” was my mother’s brother (the deputy sheriff), while “Dr. Bill” was my dad’s brother.  And he was, indeed a doctor, of the “old school” variety: a “GP” or “General Practitioner”.  In short, he was a family doctor … heck, he was our family’s doctor.

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Mar 8, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

William Kelm: 1941 – 2012

My parents called this afternoon, with the news that my uncle had passed away.  He’d been battling illness for some time but, ultimately, his body gave out.  Sudden, but peaceful.  While I’m sad for his passing, I’m relieved that his suffering is finally over.  I’ll leave the obituary writers to offer all the genealogical details, and simply relate a couple fond memories of the man I knew growing up.

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