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A Night With Two Screen Legends!


My inspiration for this blog is the iconic actor Kirk Douglas who on December 9, 2016 turned 100 years old! As a teenager, my father took me to a theater production at the Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco starring … Continue reading

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A Brush (or a few weeks) in London and Paris!


This is a rare post about a famous place (or two) instead of a famous person. It’s about my recent visit to the famed historic cities of London and Paris. For two weeks in September, 2014, after arriving via two … Continue reading

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Spending Time with the Legendary Lyricist Gerry Goffin


The recent success of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” inspired me to write about the times I spent talking with the legendary lyricist Gerry Goffin. In fact, we went to see one of the first “Batman” movies together back … Continue reading

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Shirley Jones, Shirley Temple, Gregory Peck, & Play by Play “King”


This post includes brief, but exciting “brushes” with the legendary Bay Area sports announcer Bill King and iconic actors Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Jones, and Gregory Peck. Recently, I’ve read the outstanding biography of radio announcer Bill King, Ken Korach’s Holy … Continue reading

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Hiking Rim to River to Rim at the famed Grand Canyon!


This is the first “Brushed by Fame” blog that does not include a brush by an actual famous person. Instead, it’s a brush with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is … Continue reading

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In the Elevator!


When you stay in hotels as often as I have over the past 20 years, you find yourself taking a lot of elevator rides. I’ve been brushed by fame more than once inside this confined space. One of my most … Continue reading

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Youngest Guard on Alcatraz!


Spending my career in the travel and tourism industry, I’ve been fortunate to be touched by fame by many interesting people. In one instance, I was lucky to become friends with a great man who I continue to respect and admire. … Continue reading

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