by Sam Juliano
After months of media insanity we have reached the end of the long journey that commenced back in February. The Trump vs. Clinton contest will soon -finally- be decided and I think the vast majority of us know well that a woman will soon be elected to the White House. Mind you, it should go no other way, and I don’t completely rule out an upset in what appears to be a close race, but in going over state-by-state pollings it doesn’t seem that Trump has a path unless he runs the table with the swing states that are too close to call as of Sunday night. Impossible? Not at all. Probable? Not very. But the best part of all this is that we can move on to subjects and interests far more rewarding and to that I say yes!!!
Lucille, the five kids, Broadway Bob and I attended a Jimmy Webb concert on Friday night in Bethelem, Pennsylvania and we were thrilled to hear the baby boomer era song writer perform on piano his standards – “MacArthur Park,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” “Worst That Can Happen” among others. Webb did quite a bit of talking in between the songs, serving as a kind of stand up comic. Some of that shtick worked, some did not. For me hearing him do “MacArthur Park” and “Phoenix” two of my favorite songs ever was worth the long trip, though we did sleep in a hotel and traveled over to the Amish Country in Lancaster where we spent time at the wonderful Kitchen Kettle Village, having an early dinner at the family style Good and Plenty. A ride on the horse and buggy and a trip through the farms also occupied our stay there. We stayed at the accommodating Old Amish Inn on Saturday night and returned home on Sunday afternoon. Not a movie week, but the coming seven day period will yield several in theaters as per plans. We are approaching the time of the year that traditionally is the richest.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs fans. It has been 108 years since their last baseball championship.