A true comedic genius is gone

A few days ago, we lost Sid Caesar; arguably one of the most brilliant funnymen of his era. I am a baby-boomer and today we lost one of our generation’s sharpest, wittiest, most indelible comic talents: Harold Ramis. Just think of all the movies this guy touched–either as actor, writer, director, or producer, and on a number of occasions, Ramis held multiple roles. Now think about the one-liners and catch phrases we ALL remember from these movies, and there’s no wonder we will miss Harold Ramis!! Thanks, Harold…you made us laugh–a lot!

Thoughts on a dwindling population

Walt Ehlers, America’s last surviving D-Day Medal of Honor recipient passed away two days ago. How many of you knew that? How many of you knew what Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian did? Yeah, I thought so. Can we please make sure we’ve got our priorities straight and give honor and respect to those who deserve it?

Without complaining, these men and women from WWII came home, set all those horrors aside, went to work building this country in arguably the largest post-war industrial surge in our history, and became The Greatest Generation. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid, and there aren’t many left, so if you encounter a WWII veteran, shake his or her hand, look them straight in the eye, and say thank you.