About Time to Recognize One Man’s Talents

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Mr. Ebsen
Mr. Ebsen

My passion of this week has to be Donald Trump. I am mesmerized by his news conferences. I resonate with this man’s sensitivity and honesty. He shows his personal feelings, his unique humor, and his willingness to address the issues and questions to the best of his ability without giving our adversaries timetables of what he will be doing. When … Read More

Am I Sure? It All Depends on…

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Robert Ebsen

I might have gotten the idea last week when I had stomach issues.  It could have been when I heard the rain pitter-patter on the patio. No matter where the idea came from, it should solve the problem of sitting through two-hour-plus movies in the theatre. At Ralphs yesterday, I decided to buy a pack of men’s Depends. Of course, … Read More

Tai Chi with a Glass of Water

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Practicing tai chi
Practicing tai chi

I woke up this morning kind of hung over.  It was a combination of the Tylenol PM pill I took last night and the fact that my peristalsis was not working properly. I made two decisions. First, I decided to hide the Tylenol PM pills. I would rather be a bit tired in the morning than out-of-it most of the … Read More

Breathing Room, Boys – Give Him a Chance

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Robert Ebsen

I can’t tell you how difficult it is for me to watch the major news networks and some cable news shows. A little bell goes off in my brain at every nuanced sly remark and facial wince or grimace, and at every criticism of our new president. On the other side of the coin, how happy I am now to … Read More

Why Isn’t Everyone Interested in 3-D World?

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3D

After weeks of experimentation, this morning I finally have really great quality 3-D movies on my iPhone-in-VR-headset. In a nutshell, here is what I did: Using DVDFab, I ripped a 3-D Bluray DVD to a side-by-side file of that Bluray movie. I opened my Mac’s VLC media player and dragged the incorporated side-by-side m2ts file to the desktop. Using Wondershare … Read More

Two Dollars Can Infuriate a Guy

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Robert Ebsen

Two f***** dollars is the price for reserving a seat at the movies. Who would not want to pay a measly extra two dollars for a reserved seat? Okay, I hear you.  You say, “I would feel uncomfortable if I paid for a reserved seat, and then found that the theatre was mostly empty when I got there.” I say, … Read More

My Buddy and I Could Be Twins

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BUDDY-THE-ELF

Elf is my favorite 2-D movie. Its royalty is noted by the fact that it joins my 3-D movies on my iPhone’s flash drive. My longtime dream was to have a special movie theatre near me that showed all the old 3-D movies. This never was realized. But My virtual reality setup is much better. I am thrilled that I … Read More

Deciding on My Favorite Flavors

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All-17-Halo-Top-Flavors

As readers may remember, I tried making my own ice cream two years ago. It just didn’t make the cut. I knew I was going to have to eat store-bought ice cream. The problem is all that sugar and fat. Last week my son asked if I knew about Halo Top, the relatively new, healthier ice cream. I went out … Read More

Tell Me a Story

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Photo: Bruna Pires / publicdomaincpictures.net

Forty-two years ago, when my first child was turning two years old, I began telling stories. I love making up stories spontaneously. I must have told scores over the years. Now that I have grandchildren, I am doing it again. This time technology is helping out as I record each story. I want the stories to be entertaining. As a … Read More

True, I Had Been Warned – for Days

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Robert Ebsen
Robert Ebsen

Why do we seem to only check things out when there is a shock?  Would you believe a $56 increase in our phone bill this month? My wife, my daughter and I got messages on our iPhones that we were nearing our limit on data usage this month.  I thought we would make it.  After all, in past months we … Read More