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On A Fall Day In Philadelphia...

As a kid, rock and roll was all there was for me with the exception of an occasional catchy pop song. Then I walked into my college radio station where Miles Davis’ “So What” was playing. Not knowing what it was, I had to find out. Then I bought the album, “Kind of Blue,” and…

Joel Talks With Tony Danza

Joel talks with Tony about Northeast High in Philly, public education, "Taxi," "Who's The Boss," Muhammad Ali, and working with Josh Groban on his new Netflix show, "The Good Cop."

Joel Travels The World Looking For Unique Easter Traditions

Easter traditions differ throughout the world. For this blog entry I traveled around the globe to learn more about Easter traditions in other cultures. It was a long day, but here’s what I learned. I started in America, and, as you know, we dye eggs, and the White House hosts the Easter Egg Roll. What…

Springing Ahead, Right Into The Grave: A Survival Guide

It’s a bit dramatic, but according to recent studies, it can be true. However, there are ways to avoid it… The Monday after we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time is the worst Monday of the year for accidents. Observing Daylight Saving Time year-round would prevent 195 motor vehicle deaths and 171 pedestrian fatalities. Daylight…

Joel's Favorite Movies He's Never Seen

With the Oscars this weekend it's time to talk MOVIES!! Anyone can make a list of their favorite movies they've seen. I thought it would be a bit more challenging to list the fave films I haven't seen. If you haven't seen a movie, does it really exist?

Are You A Selfie Addict?

A new study posted in the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction reveals that if 50% of your pictures are selfies you may have a selfie addiction. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is quoted as saying; “A selfie addiction is when a person is almost obsessively taking selfies–multiple times a day–and posting that to whatever it might…