Dick Cavett, Richard Burton, Reality TV

Dick Cavett Interviews Sir Richard Burton

I’ve never been a fan of reality television. I don’t even watch those competitions. (Especially “Dancing with the Stars.” I think that they are all spectacular — at least the clips they show on the “news” and the commenting by the judges that others have passed on to me sounds awful. Things have gotten just too … snarky (?) for me.

And that’s why you have to love the internet, Charlie Rose, and Dick Cavett, not necessarily in that order.

If you’ve got a moment (and the half hour will seem to be just that — an all-too-brief moment) please treat yourself to the thrill of watching Mr. Cavett and Sir Richard Burton.

Reality should be a lot more like this. (Reading Mr. Cavett’s column will also put a smile on your face.)

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Garynahine Harris Tweed

Garynahine Harris Tweed

There’s a new Harris Tweed producer. Garynahine Harris Tweed is based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and run by crofter and weaver John R MacLean. This is the real stuff, handcrafted, protected by an act of Parliment, dyed at local mills in colours that reflect the surroundings. It’s fall. It’s time to think tweed.

Click on the photo above to learn more about this most wonderful fabric and the painstaking process that goes into creating it by hand. Then send the link to your tailor…

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Feeling the Need…


Well, AMC was showing “Top Gun” last night and Mrs. E. had “parent’s night” to attend, sooo… Not really a great movie.


“Saw Top Gun” said Spiff over the phone.

“What’d’ya think…Make you want to join up?”

“No, makes you want to have enough money to buy one of those cool planes….”

Soon after, Spiff served for eight years aboard a boomer.

Must of been one of the greatest recruiting vehicles of all time. It was peacetime… .

Come on! you’re protesting right about now. This is about the search for an Easy and Elegant Life, remember???

O.K. . There’s something else “Top Gun” teaches us… That classic style never goes out of fashion.. Look at Kelly McGillis’ wardrobe… dated. Look at Tom Cruise. Stepped out of the magazines. Why? Leather flight jacket. Razor cut hair. Aviator sunglasses. Some things are eternal and when you feel the need to invest in something, stick with the classics. You’ll look as good years from now as you did when you bought them.

Other than that? Stick with your wingman this weekend and don’t forget the rules of engagement.

(Ray Bans circa 1988. Prescription lenses these days.)

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