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 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Our place in the sun | Off Kilter

From time to time, I get to thinking about how we all fit into the grand scheme of things. For many of us, a few key decisions (or opportunities) can set us on a lifelong path.... — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The College Reunion | Off Kilter

I recently had the pleasure of attending a college reunion. I won’t bore you with what number of years this one represented, however I will say that it seems more and more like I... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

How easy we have it today | Off Kilter

I got to thinking about how much easier our daily life has become, especially when compared to those who lived a few hundred years ago. Let's start with the very simple things in... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Great speeches in History | Off Kilter

So we heard an alleged “great speech” today from new president Biden. While it clearly is too early to be criticizing the new president, there were a few problems I found.... — Updated 3/13/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Food for thought | Off Kilter

This week I thought I'd write about some of the greatest places to eat both East and West. I'll start in New York – where I grew up. To me, there is nothing more "New York" than... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Pattern Recognition | Off Kilter

If you’re paying attention, life has patterns in it. What patterns am I talking about? Well, my dad was a musician so I inherited some of this ability. In fact, music is nothing m... — Updated 1/29/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Being an undergraduate college student | Off Kilter

For those of you who attended college, what you are about to read should be somewhat familiar. For those who didn’t attend college (and I mean sleep-away college, not a local... — Updated 1/22/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

There's no business like show business | Off Kilter

Today I'd like to give you a brief glimpse into the world of show business. Let me start by saying there are few places or experiences on Earth that have the peaks and valleys of... — Updated 1/15/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Linda Ronstadt and other big star recording artists

Linda Ronstadt was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 – about 20 years after she was eligible. Frankly, to me, this was an outrage. I think she should have been... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Fishing season | Off Kilter

This morning, and on a half dozen other days, we saw several hundred small boats moored just off-shore near our house. They were obviously fishing. The boats appeared to be... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The insanity of gas pricing | Off Kilter

There are a lot of things that make perfect sense, economically. Likewise, there are a lot of things that do not. I got to thinking about this earlier this week as I read about... — Updated 10/2/2020


Jerry Seinfeld is back, with a new show | Off Kilter

Jerry Seinfeld has been producing (and starring) in a “made for streaming” television program called "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," on Netflix. As if Seinfeld needed any additional net worth (his current net worth is... — Updated 9/11/2020


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