Everyone is approaching the ‘Stranger Things’ song challenge incorrectly

Pick your favorite song. No, not just your favorite song. Pick a song that’s so good it can bring you out of a funk and restore your soul. Pick a song that would drive out a demon and prevent you from being dragged to the Upside Down and devoured. OK, the previous paragraph needs anContinue reading “Everyone is approaching the ‘Stranger Things’ song challenge incorrectly”

The sham of asking for feedback on customer service and why companies should know no news is good news

From the desk of friendly neighborhood paragraph stacker Daniel P. Finney of Des Moines, Iowa. I called the cable company about a problem with my internet service. A computer answered. We are already off to a bad start. The computer asked me to press numbers on my phone to direct me to the proper humanContinue reading “The sham of asking for feedback on customer service and why companies should know no news is good news”

Thoughts on ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Ma Rainey’s nephew has just gotten into a car accident driving his aunt and her girlfriend to a recording session in a scene early “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The scene is set in 1927 Chicago. Rainey, played by the incomparable Viola Davis, is about to be hauled away by the police. Rainey is indignant. Don’tContinue reading “Thoughts on ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’”