When James Bond Went to Outer Space

007, Clip, Movies, R.I.P., Roger Moore

It was the 1970s, specifically, the post-Star Wars 1970s, an era when everyone and everything, including the opening-credit sequence from Superman: The Movie, was blast into the great beyond. The movie (which was better as a poster) was Moonraker, and Roger Moore was 007. Moore’s era overlapped with Sean Connery’s, and extended into the 1980s, but he was surely the Bond of the 1970s, the Bond of my childhood.

Moore died today at age 89. Here’s the the obituary I wrote for Yahoo!



Thanks for the Lullaby, Mary Tyler Moore

parenting, R.I.P., TV

About the only songs I know word-for-word are TV theme songs of the 1970s, and so for the past 10 years, “Love Is All Around” has been in heavy rotation as a bedtime lullaby.

Mary Tyler Moore didn’t write it, but she and her iconic TV series are the reasons I sing it.

Moore died today at age 80. Here’s a piece I wrote for Yahoo! on her life and career, which was influential beyond The Mary Tyler Moore Show. And bedtime lullabies.