Let’s See Your Cupcakes!

CUPCAKES“Cupcake” Marc regales a tale of being attacked by a conductor on the subway, and a game double-header with the premeier of two new games “Impress Me” (hint: It involves impressions) and “The Meh News”! Woody AllenLucille Ball, and Christopher Walken allegedly stop by! And don’t miss the 23 caret gold End of Show Food segment with Elsie and more! Guest: “Cupcake Wars” champion and frosting entrepreneur Heather Saffer exposes the business of frosting, business and fame. She might even impersonate Sarah Palin...Special thanks to Baconery.com !

Culinary Catwalk Diva: Caffeine, Cigarettes and Big Dreams

diva“Culinary Catwalk Diva: Caffeine, Cigarettes and Big Dreams” Marc and John celebrate the Boston Red Sox win, share some updates, complain about cat constipation, waiting in doctor offices and enduring commercials to watch advertisements, and a new rhyming game goes down in flames. Elsie brings a bit of prohibition into End of Show Food. Plus we start a new segment following a remarkable young woman Anna Steglinski on her public weight loss journey.  Guest: Tammy Darnell, author of “Laughter, Life Lessons and Logic – From the Culinary Catwalk Diva Queen of the Waitress World“. She discusses her book and dishes on her life and times in the restaurant arena. Through rude customers and scalding hot plates, she somehow manages to keep her bearings (and her apron) intact.

Tom Clancy Dies, Adventure Perishes

Author Tom Clancy has died at 66. And with him went the chance for more extraordinary adventures with my father.

Clancy was aTom Clancy man, a storyteller, and inspirer and an author. He was also a link between my father and me.

One of the things my father and I had in common was a love of Tom Clancy novels. We would share them and talk about them and dream of sequels. I loved hearing them in audiobook format.

His characters were so wonderful they could be played by multiple actors in film adaptations without the slightest question (Alec Baldwin becomes Harrison Ford, anyone?)

Whenever I hear Tom Clancy’s name, I think of my father. Clancy wove stories which were so mesmerizing and believable that both my father and I were transported into our own amazing adventures, living a life as partners in imagination. Going places together we never would otherwise, experiencing moments impossible in real life because of schedules, money, reality.. Yet Clancy’s imagination became our imagination.

Thank you Tom Clancy for submarines and secret agents and tundra and codes and ammunition and covert operations and  helicopters and rabbits and tigers and dragons. And for giving me something more in common with my father.