PAPA CAN YOU HEAR ME?

I produced this video in tribute to my father, James M. Salem (1937-2012).  His presence is still dearly missed.  Love the Polaroid concept here.  It really captures his spirit and personality.  The accompanying music is "The Shape of You," written and performed by Jewel.


AUTHOR'S PET

 

Having a Goldendoodle is nothing short of pure joy.  They are highly intelligent, decidedly humanistic and truly loyal companions.  This cross/hybrid breed pairs the Golden Retriever with the Standard Poodle, and the result is something as delightful as Sho-B-Doe (a nickname; his official moniker is Archie Andrews).  In the collage above, you might notice my youngest niece (Carson Grace) photo-bombing a Sho-B-Doe selfie and Archie enjoying his first birthday party alongside his brother, Brady.


KABOOM!  DECOR THAT POPS

 

Early into the construction phase of my home, I booked an afternoon with an interior designer in New York (Martin Raffone, a super talent with a great personality).  I lugged a box with the house plans and files big to bursting with ideas plus photos of everything I had acquired for the new digs.  He helped reign in my varied tastes into a decor style that resembles something close to marginally controlled pop mania.