Coco Schumann Playing To Stay Alive

Coco Schumann had just eased himself into his chair on the bandstand in the Berlin bar where he was playing guitar when he spotted a squad of SS officers come in. Their swastika armbands made it clear who they were. They headed straight for one member of the audience,...

Roll Over Beethoven

The year was 1956 and a young generation – teenagers – was starting to get the music they’d always craved: rock ‘n roll. Their parents had been listening and dancing to the likes of the Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrew Sisters and now after the war, Patti Page...
Upgrading Your Workplace Cheaply

Upgrading Your Workplace Cheaply

How to Cheaply Upgrade Your Writing Workspace Not every author who works from has an ideal workspace. Many use a simple chair-and-desk setup, while others make do with the dining table. A few even work when lounging on the couch or bed. If you’re one such author, it’s...
Upsizing Your Home In Retirement

Upsizing Your Home In Retirement

While it may be common practice for seniors to downsize as they approach retirement age, Raymond James notes that many are finding benefits in upgrading to a bigger home. Upsizing can be a good solution for a variety of reasons, such as making room for family...
Rabbi Elina Bykova

Rabbi Elina Bykova

Rabbi Elina Bykova A rabbi caters to a diverse flock A gay couple joins in breaking the glass at the conclusion of their wedding. A lesbian couple signs the ketubah before a dual Jewish/Catholic ceremony with a rabbi and priest officiating. Parents who can’t afford...
DooWop

DooWop

Doo-wop Dom dom dom dom dom bedooby dom Can you imagine a group of teenage boys getting together to sing harmony in  school and community centre basements and on street corners? It didn’t matter if it was cold. They’d fill a steel drum – they called it a fire...