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6,000 Pounds of Turkey and The Band’s “Last Waltz”

Posted by Mack W. Borgen November 13th, 2018

Blog No 86  November 14, 2018  6,000 Pounds of Turkey  As my readers know, it is my belief that it is relevant, even important, to incorporate Americans’ words and events of humor, laughter, and “lightheartedness” into our teaching of history. Yogi Berra is rarely mentioned in the same sentence as Ronald Reagan. Johnny Carson had […]

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Third Annual Round of Charitable Contributions from Book Sales

Posted by Mack W. Borgen November 7th, 2018

Blog 85 November 8, 2018 Third Round of Charitable Contributions from the Sales of My Books  – First Book – The Steppingstone Foundation – – Shoes That Fit – Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara – I am pleased to announce that I have now made my third round of annual charitable contributions to the four charities described below. These […]

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ENJOY – The Best Song Lyrics of Modern America – Part 2

Posted by Mack W. Borgen October 23rd, 2018

Blog No 84  October 24, 2018  The Best Lyrics of Modern America – Part 2  Introduction and Background Song lyrics are the real poetry of Modern America. The lyrics of our favorite songs roll around in our heads for decades. Almost unconsciously, every day we honor the words of America’s songwriters who said something in […]

Enjoy – The Best Song Lyrics of Modern America

Posted by Mack W. Borgen October 9th, 2018

 Blog No 83  October 9, 2018  “I Read the News Today. Oh, boy”  Song Lyrics – The Poetry of Modern America Introduction and Background Song lyrics are the real poetry of Modern America. The lyrics of our favorite songs roll around in our heads for decades. Almost unconsciously, every day we honor the words of […]

Now Four Great Book Reviews – Including From Renowned Kirkus Reviews

Posted by Mack W. Borgen September 28th, 2018

Press Release and Blog No. 82 October 2, 2018 (Prepared by Schmitt & Brody Publishers, Santa Barbara, California) Newly Released Book Reviews of Mack W. Borgen’s Dead Serious and Lighthearted – The Memorable Words of Modern America –  Volume I (1957-1976) (508 pp)(Released March 27, 2018); Volume II (1977-1993) (400 pp) (Released August 13, 2018) and Volume […]

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Book Signing at Chaucer’s Bookstore, Mack Borgen on Elizabeth Stewart Show, Last Days of Special Offer

Posted by Mack W. Borgen August 4th, 2018

You Are Invited – – – Chaucer’s Bookstore Mack W. Borgen Book Signing New Volume II (Years 1977-1993) Dead Serious and Lighthearted – The Memorable Words of Modern America  3321 State Street, Santa Barbara 7:00 – 9:00PM Thursday, August 16, 2018 Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and Join Us and Listen to Radio Interview With Mack […]

New Book – “Your Years” – Volume II of Dead Serious and Lighthearted Series – NEW SPECIAL OFFER

Posted by Mack W. Borgen July 17th, 2018

Personal Note: My great thanks to those many of you who have already ordered copies of my Volume I (Years 1957—1976) and my special, special thanks to those of you who have ordered 5, 10, and in one case even 20 copies. I am pleased to now announce the release of Volume II which is […]

Book Award and First Book Review

Posted by Mack W. Borgen June 11th, 2018

I Am Pleased to Announce That My Latest Book, Dead Serious and Lighthearted – Volume I Has Just Received Best Book of the Year (General Nonfiction) (2nd Place) San Francisco 2018 Book Festival In Addition A Great Review From — The US Review of Books — Excerpts: “Opening this book feels like unlocking a time […]