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For those who couldn’t ‘read’ the videos from last week   Leave a comment



And another try at this one! :O)

You can always C & P the URL–worth it!! LOL

June 2017 Sigh! Someone has to live my life!   Leave a comment

Posted June 30, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Nothing left on my ‘bucket list’?   Leave a comment

Do you remember the first time you heard/used the term bucket list? It seems everywhere you turn someone is mentioning and/or talking about their bucket list. I decided to make up one for myself and after 3 hours looking at a blank sheet of paper and my mind racing all over the place I discovered I don’t have a bucket list, that I have done everything I wanted to and whatever I would put on a list would be more of a dream than a reality.

Sure I would love to win the lottery and I even buy tickets every week but does that go on a bucket list?

I would like to ride a horse but that isn’t something that is going to happen at my age and with my health.

I would like to visit New Zealand AGAIN but been there, done that!

I’ve written books, had many articles published and wrote a weekly news column, written a dining out column for a magazine.

Six years ago I became a professional theatre reviewer which I had dreamed about since I was 13.

I was very wealthy for a decade.

As I went along in life I did things I wanted to do as they came up for good or bad but all were experiences and many would be on my bucket list today if I had thought twice and didn’t do them back in the day.

I’ve seen the best of entertainers perform live, saw the famous of stage and met a movie star here and there.

Oh sure I would love to have a red convertible again but does that go on a bucket or wish list?

If I had my choice of doing anything I wanted to do tomorrow it would be the same as I did yesterday or last week or that I have done in the past decade.

Yes I hope to have more new experiences but none that I would consider part of a bucket list—hope when you are 81 you can say the same!

After I wrote this I wondered where ‘bucket list’ came from so I went to and came up with the following, surprised that it is a fairly new expression!

Posted June 28, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Like diaries, videos can bring back the past   Leave a comment

Actually it IS February!

The Moon over Fort Lauderdale


Gateway dogs

Posted June 27, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Not THAT long ago   Leave a comment

This was just a year and 9 months ago and all the flowering bushes and plants are gone!


Hard to believe that 41 years ago I saw the opening number of this show on the Tony Awards and since then have seen it on stage 101 times!


Been 2 years since we have been here and haven’t been back—so many restaurants and so little time!!

Posted June 25, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Plaques, awards, certificates, etc.   Leave a comment

If one is lucky as he goes through life he will be acknowledged throughout his life for things he has done, accomplished or just recognized for being at the right place at the right time and I was a lucky man.

Posted June 12, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Some (not all) who left Gateway   Leave a comment


Memory Introduction 1999-2017


Posted May 29, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS

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