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Rollerball Amerika

Rollerball Amerika

You must see or revisit Norman Jewison’s 1975 film Rollerball, starring James Caan as superstar player Jonathan E. In it, we see a world no longer made up of countries, but of corporations that control every bit of life for the people. There are no longer wars, just a...
The Big Squeeze Play

The Big Squeeze Play

No, this is not about baseball, though this writer as a youth participated in many squeeze plays. Sometimes they were actually ‘ Suicide Squeezes’, so apropos to this current political climate. No, this is about  millions of us working stiffs who consider...
Tell It Like It Is

Tell It Like It Is

Kudos to the Aaron Neville 1967 song of the same name. Some of the lyrics were so apropos to how this writer feels: Tell it like it is I’m nothing to play with Go and find yourself a toy But I… Tell it like it is My time is too expensive and I’m not...
A Farruggio Original- HUCK

A Farruggio Original- HUCK

Sometimes we can actually recall events that occurred long ago… like even 52 years. This is one of them… as if it happened yesterday. The summer of ’70 was literally like no other for this writer, a young college student at the time. My real love,...
It’s All Over Now Baby Red, White, and Blue

It’s All Over Now Baby Red, White, and Blue

The vagabond who’s rapping at your door Is standing in the clothes that you once wore Strike another match, go start anew And it’s all over now, Baby Blue Those are lyrics from the great Bob Dylan song It’s All Over Now Baby Blue ( 1965). How...