Read Before You Leap

Dirty Air –What You Need To Know About Inside Dining Or Going To A Mall

https://youtu.be/5ddaBaQaZLE


Saw


Elevator Etiquette: Neighbors Are Getting Testy

https://youtu.be/xpS6GgHYdJA

https://youtu.be/xpS6GgHYdJA


Major Book Authors Tell It Like It Is

Thank you Books & Books, one of the country’s best independent book chains, for the most enjoyable times during @stayathome.


The virtual evening with two of America’s best writers: James McBride (The Color of Water) and Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man) was so rewarding. Jason interviews James on his new book “Deacon King Kong.” Their exchange was priceless.


https://youtu.be/OhO6fby85WY



The Guttenbergs

https://youtu.be/ALjyCmmXWDc

I was stunned this morning when I received my daily YouTube recording of the Audiophiliac show with Steve Guttenberg. After so many years knowing him, all of his fans got introduced to Mrs Audiophiliac! She is spectacular. What a delightful surprise. I couldn’t imagine who he was married to considering all of his dedicated interests. It takes a talented and gifted woman to be a great partner. Bravo!



https://youtu.be/ALjyCmmXWDc


Do Not Buy Anything Online Until You Watch This Video

https://youtu.be/q68L2TO02mU


Can Broadway Survive Covid?

Lying on the Beach On Camera,” with hosts Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess, is so excited to present this zoom discussion with Victoria Lang, one of the major producers in the theater world. She details her best understanding of when we may see live theater again.


Victoria has enjoyed an award-winning career in theatre, television, film, concerts and podcasts. 


Victoria is a Founder and Managing Partner of Off Broadway Touring and was a Founding Partner and Co-President for over 15 years of PLUS Media, Inc., one of the largest producers of lifestyle programming for television nationwide.


Recent Broadway productions include TOOTSIE (Tony nomination), THE CHER SHOW, SYLVIA, 1984, and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILE.


Her production of the smash hit MATT & BEN was called “The Hottest Play in New York” by Newsweek Magazine and “One of the Top 5 Plays of the Year” by TIME Magazine.


Welcome Victoria! 

The Future Today

Watch Rick DeMuro, Rich on Tech, KTLA, explain new features on future iPhones and Apple Watches.

https://youtu.be/CJrWPC7Dg7c


Penguin’s Treasure Chest

I’m the proud owner of these compact, but very detailed Penguin books which have given me countless hours of sheer joy learning about people, places and things of interest. 90 per cent bought at Books & Books in Miami. Others were gifts. Perfect for ages 6 to 106. Everything you need to know.


My library


WHO BOOKS


MAYA ANGELOU

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

MARIE ANTOINETTE

JANE AUSTEN

LUCILLE BALL

CLARA BARTON

LOUIS BRAILLE

RACHEL CARSON

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

FIDEL CASTRO

JACKIE CHAN

JULIA CHILD

HILLARY CLINTON

JACQUES COUSTEAU

ROALD DAHL

DALAI LAMA

CHARLES DARWIN

CHARLES DICKENS

WALT DISNEY

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

BOB DYLAN

RUTH BADER GINSBURG

JANE GOODALL

THE BROTHERS GRIMM

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

JIM HENSON

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

MICHAEL JACKSON

THOMAS JEFFERSON

DEREK JETER

STEVE JOBS

ELTON JOHN

CHUCK JONES

FRIDA KAHLO

GENGHIS KHAN

RALPH LAUREN

STAN LEE

GEORGE LUCAS

CLAUDE MONET

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

ISAAC NEWTON

DOLLY PARTON

EDGAR ALLAN POE

QUEEN ELIZABETH

QUEEN VICTORIA

SALLY RIDE

THE ROLLING STONES

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

J. K. ROWLING

PETE SEEGER

MAURICE SENDAK

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

SONIA SOTOMAYOR

STEVEN SPIELBERG

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

GLORIA STEINEM

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

DR. SEUSS

NIKOLA TESLA

SAM WALTON

VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS

STEVIE WONDER


THE AMAZON

BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

THE COLOSSEUM

THE CONSTITUTION

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

THE GREAT DEPRESSION

THE GREAT PYRAMIDS

THE GREAT WALL

HISTORY OF THE WORLD

LEGO

MACHU PICCHU

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

PEARL HARBOR

STONEWALL

THE VATICAN

Bolton Says He Still Won’t Vote For Biden

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, wants us to buy his book, but he still won’t vote for Biden. He told Bill Maher last night that his philosophical differences with Biden on national security keeps him from casting a democratic vote.


Meanwhile, he claims that Trump is the most dangerous President in the history of the United States and has made this country the biggest loser in terms of international relations, health, and moral values.


Yet, he won’t help remove Trump from the White House with a vote for Biden. In my mind, there is only one way to deal with this kind of attitude. Don’t buy his book. Eliot did before we understood Bolton’s intentions. Eliot said it’s a tough read, very slowly paced. I think it’s a waste of time. We all already know that Trump is evil, a bum, a con artist, immoral and totally self-serving. What more can you possibly learn?



Back In NYC

It still warms my heart that the building we lived in for 40 years, in NYC, still has a strong sense of community. Many families in the coop gather on the roof garden every night for some social interaction in the great outdoors.


The building is not a fancy one, but its location and aerial view are just perfect. You are smack in the middle of the city with all of its dancing lights. My girlfriend Marilyn posted this on Facebook. While the residents maintain their social distance, they all still should be wearing masks. They have been together for months, so they consider themselves family.

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Stories I Thought Would Interest You

Video

Steve Jobs’ Roommate

Michael Hawley, Programmer, Professor and Pianist, Dies at 58

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/technology/michael-hawley-dead.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share



Chesky and his wife, actress

Patricia Dinely.


David Chesky is an American pianist, composer, producer, arranger, and co-founder of the independent, audiophile label Chesky Records. I know him from his online music store, HDtracks, which sells high-resolution digital music. I had a client in the hi-res music business for many years.


Much to my delight, I found a series of zany mini recitals Chesky posted online because he ”was bored out of his mind.” He takes famous songs and improvises them into his own renditions.

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/fm1slRykzy0

https://youtu.be/fm1slRykzy0

https://youtu.be/fm1slRykzy0



Olympus is getting out of the camera business – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/tech/olympus-camera-trnd/index.html




The New York Times’ Lays Off 68 People, Mostly Across Advertising

https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/352967/the-new-york-times-lays-off-68-people-mostly-ac.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=118883&hashid=XTe7X9cyDcLOAVTOARTOVK556JU



Mysterious cosmic object swallowed by black hole baffles astronomers


The unidentified body, revealed in gravitational waves, challenges notions about what happens when massive stars die in extreme explosions.

Read in National Geographic: https://apple.news/A6xPAtELBS_Ofeq4a0A9DB

95 Is The New 65

This is what 95 looks like. The woman on the right is my friend Marc’s mother (Florida) and her twin sister (Chicago) is on the left. Happy birthday Ladies



What ever happened to “Don’t S—t Where You Eat.”



That’s me on a Zoom conference call discussing the next big breakthrough in video. It’s called Yaza technology and it addresses one of the most important topics in the world today: “is it true or fake news?” The Yaza app, now available on iOS, authenticates videos so you never have to ask that question again.

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This is a new type of PR. The guy below is one of the most famous publicists in Hollywood. He didn’t think twice about putting his current status on Facebook for the world to see that he is now available. Look at his last name. How appropriate!



Nothing Much

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Mexico today. We immediately got in touch with some of our friends living in Mexico City. They were all okay. Our artist friend, Omar Barquet, wanted to show us just how much the earth shook. His recent installation in a local gallery was the perfect demonstration machine.


Over the weekend, the Saharan dust moved into the Caribbean. By Monday it changed the tropical blue skies in Miami into a hazy brown gray color. It’s coming your way.