You Can Learn A Lot From A Mouse

See TV personality Steve Greenberg and Editorial Consultant Lois Whitman-Hess of zoom podcast, “Lying on the Beach,” interview David Chesky, an American pianist, composer, producer , arranger, and co-founder of the independent, audiophile label Chesky Records. He is also co-founder and CEO of HDtracks, an online music store that sells high-resolution digital music.

David Chesky has won Independent Music Awards and received Grammy Award nominations. He has written jazz tunes, orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, and a rap symphony.

We are talking to David today because he composed an opera for children that teaches about the absurdity of war and acceptance of cultural diversity while exposing them to classical music. It’s called “The Mice War.” David also turned the opera into an animated movie and a soon to be produced children’s book.

“The Mice War” is about industrious Blue Mice that live in the North and the passive Red Mice that live on an Island way in the south.

The Blue Mice need to make more money so they decide they need to have a war.

The reason for the war?

The Blue Mice eat blue cheese and the Red Mice eat yellow cheese.

What would happen if the Red Mice came and made the Blue Mice eat yellow Cheese?

Let’s find out.

Welcome David.

The Skinny On Skin

Many of us are experiencing skin ailments during Covid-19 that have nothing to do with the virus. Yet, they are very disturbing. Dr. Steve Mandy, an internationally known dermatologist, says that many skin irritations come from stress and/or staying at home. You can hear more about his recommendations in the video below. I also included a Web MD picture essay on skin conditions. Bottom line, it’s safe to see a skin doctor during the pandemic. Don’t let skin conditions get worse during these crazy times. Take care of them early on.

You Will Live On Forever

Get ready! You can meetup with the dead again, or beam yourself up to travel to far away lands without leaving your house. We can laugh all we want now, but Digital Trends tells us why this may all become a reality.


We Didn’t Want To Be A Hologram So We Drove Up To Palm Beach To See Friends

We visited the Grande Dame of Palm Beach, Sunny Sessa, today. Music Director Ron Abel from NYC and Singer Nicole Henry from Miami, were house guests so it was a great reunion. Below are some videos of our road trip when we arrived in Palm Beach.


Oh, So That’s The way It’s Done.


Sunday Favorites

Differences Between Left- and Right-Handedness



I hope you and Eliot have flotation gear. I know, not funny. You’re on a high floor. Please stay safe in the storm season.

Someone — a woman — posted on FB a meme wondering what 45 was doing right now. There were hundreds of comments, snide and funny, but mine I think summed up what a lot of people were thinking:

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”



Rising tides, Eta tropical storm, Miami Beach, Fl, 11/8/20 1:30pm, Going under lifeguard stations across from Nikki Beach Club, Photo by Eliot Hess


Pray that he makes it back. Winds 28 mph from the northeast. Increasing over night. Miami Beach, FL. Photo by Eliot Hess


Donald Trump Loses the 2020 Presidential Election: Why It’s Fun To See – Variety

Donald Trump has no choice: He’s got to get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say to himself, “I’m a loser.”——————————————-

Today’ Show Goes On, With a Homebound Savannah Guthrie


Guide to Visiting Everglades National Park


Episodes 18 And 19

WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? The Gadget Game Show is a fun mix of “Shark Tank” and the classic TV show “What’s My Line?” The show was created by pal, TV personality, Steve Greenberg.

For decades game shows have had “gadgets” as the prize—this game show is all about the gadgets. 

How’s your Gadget IQ? 

In each episode, our clever panelists are shown a “mystery gadget.” It’s a new product—but its function is not known by the general public or our panelists. With the host’s help, our panelists ask Yes/No questions to try to guess the identity and function of the mystery gadget.  Are our panelists up to the challenge? Are you up to the challenge?

It’s all about trying to figure out “What The Heck Is That

I Put My Faith In Wonder Woman

Now I’m completely dizzy. Like Eliot said to me tonight. “The United States has turned into one big ‘selfie.’ Everyone is just concerned about themselves. Let more people die from the virus, let people starve, let children be separated from their families, let shootings at schools and houses of worship continue, let honest, hard working people be thrown out of country, and let millions go without medical care. Let third world countries continue to suffer because nothing has been done to help them in four years. If you are satisfied with this outcome, we will just have to get used to it. Don’t worry! Go take your “selfie.”


An Out-of-Control Train Was About to Plunge 33 Feet to the Ground—Until a Giant Sculpture of a Whale Saved It

An Out-of-Control Train Was About to Plunge 33 Feet to the Ground—Until a Giant Sculpture of a Whale Miraculously Saved It


Complimentary Photos

My friend, Jane Vasiliou, was shooting photos (top) of the moon the exact same time I was doing that early Saturday morning, 6:45am. She lives in the condo next to ours. We loved comparing photos. We have different vantage points. Hopefully, more to come.


Eliot’s Photos, Halloween 2019, Lincoln Road