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  • 00:20

    A North Florida Writer "Short Take": Imagine(3)........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE ABOUT A SPECIAL PEEVE OF MINE: THE PERILS OF DINING OUT.  AND NO, IN THIS SHORT OPINION PIECE I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OR THE WAIT STAFF.  LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE AMBIANCE OF THE LAYOUT AND ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE SUPERB.  WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE BEHAVIOR, PRESENTATION AND ATTITUDE OF SOME OF THE DINERS WHO RUIN A NICE EVENING FOR EVERYONE.  I KNOW THAT ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS.


    SO JUST IMAGINE....A GREAT RESTAURANT FILLED WITH NICE, WELL MANNERED AND PRESENTABLE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE MY RIGHT AND YOURS NOT TO BE THROWN INTO "GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT RUSH HOUR".  IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH THERE ARE PLENTY OF DECENT FAMILY ORIENTED FACILITIES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS AS WELL AS UNTOLD FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.  THERE ARE ALSO MANY PLACES THAT ESPECIALLY CATER TO KIDS, SO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.


    AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD SAID: "I DON'T GET NO RESPECT". YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE A GOOD RESTAURANT FEELING THAT WAY.


    THE SHOW WILL ACTUALLY START AT 9:02 EASTERN.  I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME. DINING OUT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN LIFE AND LIVING IT.


     


     


     

  • 00:20

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER SHORT TAKE: IMAGINE......(4)

    in Lifestyle

    IMAGINE A WORLD OF UNLIMITED RESOURCES AND MONEY WHERE WE COULD ALL DO AS MUCH AS WE WANT AND USE AS MUCH AS WE WANT WITHOUT EVERY HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF WHAT WE WANT.  I THINK WE'D PROBABLY HAVE TO BE IN HEAVEN TO HAVE SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY BUT, THEN AGAIN, WE OFTEN LIVE TODAY AS IF THINGS ARE UNLIMITED.


    FOOD, SUPPLIES, GOVERNMENT SERVICES, CARS, HOMES, LAND AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MONEY CAN BUY TODAY IS A SUPPLY AND DEMAND SITUATION.  WHEN SUPPLY OUTPACES DEMAND, IT IS EASIER FOR ALL OF US TO GET WHAT WE WANT. WHEN DEMAND IS GREATER, THE OPPOSITE APPLIES, YET WE OFTEN LIVE AS IF THERE ARE NO LIMITS UNTIL WE HIT THE BRICK WALL: WE CAN'T AFFORD IT OR WE CAN'T GET IT.  AND THE WORST OF IT IS THAT BY THAT POINT WE ARE OUT OF THE ONE ITEM, MONEY, THAT IS NEEDED. THIS APPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT.


    TONIGHT WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT FACING REALITY: IN OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS, WORK, GOVERNMENT, CHURCH AND EVEN LEISURE.  LET'S TRY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR REAL NEEDS BEFORE WE GO AFTER THE WANTS.  IT WILL SAVE US A LOT OF GRIEF AND A LOT OF AGGRAVATION.  SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 9 (ET)

  • 00:26

    North Florida Writer Live "Short Take": Imagine...........(5)

    in Lifestyle

    IMAGINE THAT YOU BUY YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS ON YOUR PROPERTY AND REFINEMENTS AND YOU TAKE CARE OF IT AND THINGS ARE NOW PERFECT.  BUT WAIT, DID YOU GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR ACTIONS? DOES IT MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS AND DID YOU PAY ANY PENALTIES AND FINES ASSESSED FOR NOT FOLLOWING LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL REGULATIONS?


    SERIOUSLY, FOLKS, IF YOU THINK THAT A HOME IS A MAN'S (OR WOMAN'S) CASTLE, YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN FOR A HUGE SHOCK.  AND TODAY MORE AND MORE DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND OFFICES AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT ARE GETTING IN ON THE GRAVY TRAIN OF TAKING YOUR MONEY FOR HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN LAND IN THEIR JURISDICTION AND IT IS LIKELY TO ONLY GET WORSE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.


    AND IF AND WHEN YOU PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE, JUST TRY NOT PAYING PROPERTY TAXES OR OTHER LOCAL ASSESSMENTS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS?  YOU COULD VERY WELL FIND YOURSELF OUT ON THE STREET AND YOU REMAIN AT THE MERCY OF HUNGRY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ALWAYS WANT TO TAX MORE SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE.


    JUST BE AWARE AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RULES BEFORE YOU GET YOURSELF IN A "PICKLE".
     

  • 01:24

    UPDATE ON OPT-OUT COMMON CORE WITH GUEST MEG NORRIS

    in Lifestyle

    THURSDAY NIGHT'S NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE PROGRAM WILL BE A REVISIT WITH OPT-OUT GEORGIA COMMON CORE LEADER MEG NORRIS.  WE'LL LOOK AT WHERE THINGS STAND AS WE PREPARE TO START A NEW SCHOOL YEAR NATIONWIDE.  WE'LL REVIEW THE MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE COMMON CORE ISSUE, ADDRESS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE AND HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING THERE.  WE'LL ALSO LOOK AT THE ONGOING ACTIVITIES OF THE BURGEONING OPT-OUT PROGRAM BOTH IN GEORGIA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  ALL AMERICANS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN SINCE THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF PREPARATION OUR YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVE AS THEY PREPARE FOR ADULTHOOD.


    THE SHOW WILL START AT 9PM AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND UPON COMPLETION.  STAY INFORMED; THE SUBJECT PROMISES TO BE A MAJOR ISSUE IN THE 2016 ELECTION CYCLE.  HOPE YOU'LL TUNE AND LEARN WHAT IS BEING DONE WITH SOME OF YOUR TAX MONEY.

  • 00:15

    North Florida Writer Live 'Short Take": Imagine (part 1)...........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF SHORT DISCOURSES (NO MORE THAT 15 MINUTES) FOR USE ON DAYS WHEN A REGULAR SHOW IS NOT PROGRAMMED.  SHORT AND SWEET: THE THEME WILL BE IMAGINE.......THE REMAINDER TO BE FILLED IN NIGHTLY


    IMAGINE IF WE TOOK CHARGE OF OUR OWN LIVES AND TOOK OWNERSHIP OF OUR COUNTRY.  IMAGINE THE POWER IT WOULD GIVE US AND HOW IT COULD MAKE THE POLITICIANS TAKE NOTICE.  JUST IMAGINE, THEN APPLY THE WILLPOWER. AND IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, GOD WILL HELP. JUST IMAGINE.  SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE (ET).


    YOUR CLUE TO THE EXACT TOPIC IS IN THE PICTURE


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/what-future-will-we-leave-for-our-offspring
     

  • 01:06

    HOMEOWNERS BEWARE: NEW HUD REGULATIONS WILL IMPACT YOU DIRECTLY

    in Lifestyle

    SO YOU'VE WORKED HARD TO BUY THAT DREAM HOME THAT YOU WANTED IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE GOOD SCHOOLS ABOUND AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE SAFE TO LEARN AND GROW. WELL, GET YOUR SEAT BELTS ON BECAUSE NEW HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT RULES HAVE BEEN ISSUED WHICH ARE LIKELY TO IMPACT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DIRECTLY AND NOT FOR THE BETTER.  IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NEW SECRET DATA BASE ON AMERICANS BY RACE, CREED, COLOR, INCOME AND NEARLY EVERY CONCEIVABLE ITEM OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, HUD IS LOOKING TO MAKE EVERY ZIP CODE IN AMERICA A REPLICA OF THE NATIONAL STATISTICS BY CATEGORY.  IN OTHER WORDS, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, YOUR COMMUNITY WILL BE MOVING TOWARD A STANDARD THAT IS FOUND IDENTICALLY IN EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF THE LAND EVEN IF NO ONE, OTHER THAN BUREAUCRATS, DESIRES THIS.


    DON'T BELIEVE ME?  WELL, I KNOW IT SEEMS LIKE MADNESS, BUT JOIN ME TUESDAY NIGHT AT 9PM ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WITH MY GUEST, BROKER-REALTOR DARLENE PIFALO, WHO WILL PROVIDE THE BAD NEWS AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US.  YOU CAN ONLY FIGHT AGAINST THINGS THAT YOU ARE INFORMED ABOUT AND THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE TO DO TUESDAY NIGHT.


    THIS HAS BEEN TRIED BEFORE, BUT NEVER ON A NATIONAL SCALE AND NEVER WITHOUT THE INPUT AND CONSENT OF YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.  NO ONE IS BETTER ABLE TO DISCUSS THIS THAN DARLENE PIFALO, A PROMINENT REALTOR IN THE GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA AREA WHO KNOWS THE INS AND OUTS OF THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AND HOW IMPORTANT YOUR HOME AND YOUR MONEY ARE TO YOU. SHE IS KNOWN IN THIS AREA AS "THE PURRFECT" REALTOR AS SHE AND HER FELINE SIDEKICK, LUCKY, SHOW HER ZEST FOR ALL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS AND LIFE INCLUDING HER  LOVE FOR ANIMALS.


    HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US. IT WILL BE A VERY INFORMATIVE INTERVIEW.  DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU.  SEE YOU THEN.

  • GARY APPLE: ONE HELL OF A WRITER!

    in Comedy

    “HELL IS FOR REAL” A Musical Comedy


    WORLD PREMIERE FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH
    AT THEATRE 80 ST. MARKS
    Part of The New York International Fringe Festival August 14th – 30th


    Charles Manson was supposed to go to Hell... But, ooooops! Little six-year-old Davin was sent by mistake. Now Davin’s returned... devilishly changed. His father embarks on a bizarre odyssey to get his son back to normal in HELL IS FOR REAL, an outrageous, star-studded new musical comedy.Comedy writer Gary Apple got the idea for his show after reading the book


    “Heaven Is For Real.” In that runaway bestseller, a little boy goes to Heaven and returns to talk about it. “I thought it would be considerably more interesting if the cute little kid went to Hell instead of Heaven,” says Apple. And as if that wasn’ttwisted enough, he decided to make it a musical. The script caught the eye of director Jay Stern, who has directed a string ofacclaimed NYC Fringe shows, including the award-winning musical “The Bardy Bunch.” For HELL IS FOR REAL, Stern and his team assembled a dream cast, populated with Broadway heavy-hitters. Cast members


    HELL IS FOR REAL Book, Music, & Lyrics by Gary Apple. Directed by Jay Stern.


    Starring Christopher Sutton, Timothy Warmen, Albert Insinnia, Carlos Lopez,Lori Hammel, Vasthy Mompoint, Madeline Kolker, Tom Carrozza, Jeremy Crawford and Zak Risinger.Musical Direction by Logan Medland. Choreography by Lorna Ventura. Produced by Janine Renee Cunningham.Part of The New York International Fringe Festival A production of The Present Theatre Company Tickets: $18 - For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org  For more information : http://www.hellthemusical.comTwitter: @HellTheMusical 

  • 01:20

    JOHNNY REB MEETS BILLY YANK: THE JACKSON ERA, 1824-1836

    in Lifestyle

    ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF JOHNNY REB MEETS BILLY YANK WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY OF ANDREW JACKSON AND ITS IMPACT ON THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  JACKSON, A GREAT GENERAL WHO GAINED FAME FROM HIS RESOUNDING VICTORY IN THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, BECAME PRESIDENT ON HIS SECOND TRY IN 1828.  AFTER HIS LOSS TO JOHN QUINCY ADAMS IN 1824 AND THE UPROAR CREATED BY THE WAY HE LOST, HE STORMED BACK AND WON TWO TERMS AND SERVED FROM 1828-1836.  WE WILL TALK ABOUT HIS IMPACT ON THE OFFICE AND THE ISSUES HE FACED AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THINGS IN AMERICA TODAY.  A MAJOR ISSUE WE WILL DISCUSS IS HIS OPPOSITION TO A NATIONAL BANK (BOY IS HE ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE TODAY).


    A LITTLE HISTORY IS SOMETHING WE ALL NEED IF WE DON'T WANT TO REPEAT PAST MISTAKES.  HOPE YOU'LL TUNE IN AS BILLY AND I DISCUSS THINGS WITH A LITTLE FRIENDLY JOUSTING FROM TIME TO TIME.

  • 01:00

    Buddy Sampson: Musician, Writer, Superstar!

    in Entertainment

    Buddy Sampson joins the show tonight to share his wide range of experiences in the Entertainment Industry.  From being a staff writer for magazines like The LA Weekly, The Herald Dispatch, Rap Pages Magazine and Black Meetings and Tourism Magazines.  He's also the CEO/Publisher of The Scoop LA.  Buddy has also served as a Publicist for the Community Health Alliance of Pasadena.

    His career has also taken him to Larry Flynt Publications, where Buddy served as National Sales Coordinator for PC Portables Magazine, Tips & Tricks Magazine and Sci-Fi Universe Magazine.  

    And, Buddy is an accomplished musician - we love musicians!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask Buddy a question or join in the fun!

  • 00:16

    North Florida Writer Live "Short Take 2": Imagine...........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE DEVOTED TO FATHERS AND SONS.  IN TODAY'S CRAZY WORLD, IT'S EASY FOR DAD TO GET WRAPPED UP IN WORK AND THEIR OWN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH THE RESULT BEING A YOUNG BOY FEELING LEFT OUT.  HAVING LOST MY DAD AT AN EARLY AGE, I KNOW VERY WELL WHAT NOT HAVING A FATHER CAN FEEL LIKE ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY BLESSED TO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER.  SO LET'S IMAGINE FOR A FEW MOMENTS..........IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER LIFE CAN BE FOR BOTH FATHERS AND SONS WHEN THEY SHARE LIFE TOGETHER.  AND IMAGINE WHAT THOSE WHO DON'T ARE FEELING.


    AMERICA HAS FAR TOO MANY FAMILIES WITHOUT A FATHER, NOT THROUGH DEATH OR DISASTER, BUT THROUGH SELFISHNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY.  IMAGINE IF WE CAN CHANGE THAT: IMAGINE WHAT A BETTER PLACE IT CAN BE.


    SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE.


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/this-is-my-fathers-world

  • 00:23

    The Spirit Comes to Charleston

    in Lifestyle

    THE DEADLY SHOOTING DEATHS OF NINE BLACK AMERICANS IN A CHARLESTON, SC CHURCH LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT LEFT MANY THINKING THAT ANOTHER FULL BLOWN RACIAL RIOT MIGHT VERY WELL ENGULF THIS BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN TOWN.  AFTER ALL, THE ALLEGED GUNMAN, DYLANN ROOF, WAS DEFINITELY A RACIST FILLED WITH HATE AND HE SHOWED LITTLE EMOTION AS HE GUNNED DOWN CHURCH MEMBERS ATTENDING A BIBLE CLASS WITH THEIR PASTOR, REVEREND CLEMENTA PINCKNEY, WHO WAS ALSO KILLED.


    BUT CHARLESTON SURPRISED THE WORLD AS THE CHRISTIAN SPIRIT OF THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, OTHER CHURCH GOERS AND THE OVERALL COMMUNITY RESPONDED WITH LOVE RATHER THAN HATE.  AND YESTERDAY, A HUGE CROWD VISITED THE EMANUEL AME CHURCH TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH ITS MEMBERS IN THE WAKE OF THE TRAGEDY.


    WHY WERE THINGS SO DIFFERENT IN CHARLESTON THAN THE EVENTS PREVIOUSLY IN FERGUSON AND BALTIMORE?  AND WHAT CAN THIS TEACH US AS WE GO FORWARD IN A NATION THAT HAS SO MUCH HOSTILITY AND HATRED INSTILLED IN SO MANY?


    JOIN NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE TONIGHT AS WE DISCUSS CHARLESTON AND HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT MAKES THINGS DIFFERENT.  WE'LL SEE YOU AT 9 EASTERN.