First Fridays: The Harlem Shuffle

A bulk of today’s music is recycled from songs of the past.  It’s First Friday and time for a little history lesson on who rocked it first. Today’s lesson – the Harlem Shuffle.  Most listeners are familiar with the more popular version of the tune released by The Rolling Stones.   But the Harlem Shuffle was originally a modest 1963…
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Suicide Among Middle-Aged Skyrockets

In grim news, middle-aged white men and women are committing suicide more rapidly nowadays.  Between 1999 and 2010 the  suicide rate for middle-aged whites jumped 40 percent and people age 35 to 64 account for 57% of suicides.  In the last decade the overall suicide rate among middle-aged Americans rose 28 percent.  How sad is that? The article cites the…
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