Why the Hanson Brothers weren’t at the Oscars this year

This year’s Oscars featured many luminaries, most of whom just sat in the audience looking good. But surely there were three empty seats, meant for the Hanson Brothers, supporting players and scene-stealers from the cinematic triumph “Slap Shot.” The Brothers shared the ice with members of the Boston Bruins “Black and Gold Legends” team to … [Read more…]

If you can’t join ‘em, scrotum

Every so often you hear about a children’s book that gets some parents’ knickers in a twist because they are afraid of their child getting exposed to things they don’t want them to (i.e. the real world) through the availability of these books at school. Usually these books have something to do with same-sex parenting– … [Read more…]

On WordPress at last…

Ed Lee can stop his bitching now, I have moved this blog over to WordPress! I’m still calling it Gischeleman’s Blog, but now it’ll have that nifty-looking Volkswagen logo in the address bar. Just like Scoble! To all my RSS subscribers: Mom, please upgrade your feed.

What does Gischeleman mean?

Don’t you hate randomly-named blogs? Well, let me tell you what Gischeleman means. It is a word — from the language of the Delaware tribe, or in their language, the Lenape. Gischeleman means “to create with the mind,” an appropriate term for many of the things I have done in life, from my decade-plus in … [Read more…]

Should I restart this blog?

I have long abandoned the idea of a personal blog, as I thought I had nothing interesting to say (witness my early posts below). I had satisfied myself with group blogs, particularly Tech PR Gems and the Garden City blog. Participating in a group of people with similar interests has its continued appeal, and I … [Read more…]

RIP–Jimmy Smith

I’ve been hearing that Jimmy Smith died last night– this is the loss of a great jazz legend. I have often wondered why there have not been more organ players in jazz. While there are several any jazz fan can name at the drop of the hat (Lonnie Liston Smith, John Patton, Larry young, Groove … [Read more…]

Music Listening– in the P’s

I have way too many CDs (is ther such a thing?). Anyhow, at some point in 2004 I gave up being selective in packing my travel CD case (ok– I know I haven’t joined the iPod generation yet, but give it time), and just started throwing in my CDs alphabetically (right, that’s completely anal behavior). … [Read more…]


Just starting, so I expect no readers (nor do I ever, thought this a good way to vent or work out thoughts). I will form a more cohesive body of work over the next several posts.