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Barry Manilow & Doris Day Drive Out Hooligans

From BoingBoing: “To rid a park of hooligans in a Sydney suburb, the town council began playing Barry Manilow and Doris Day music at high volume from 9-midnight every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. The tactic worked, but now the people who live near the park can’t sleep at night and are unhappy about it.”
Other than the late hour, I wouldn’t mind this a bit. I like Barry Manilow and Doris Day. My parents had an old 78 record of Doris Day’s “Que Sera, Sera” and I wore that thing out. Now I sing it to my kids. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve seen Barry live in concert.


My toddler loves to ask questions. “Papa, are you big?” “Mama, are you dressed?” “You like broccoli?”
The other night we were snuggling the in the rocker while settling down for bed. I was gently caressing her head and arms when she looked up and asked, “Mama, are you softing?” It’s pretty awesome being a mom.