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Life Lessons from Second Bananas

Quick, name a ‘second banana’ who transcended the ‘sidekick’ or second-in-command role into superstardom, after breaking from the partnership that gave him or her a sense of identity, that ‘household name-ness’. Don Knotts? Nope. Once he left The Andy Griffith Show, and struck out on his own, his star didn’t […]

The Barney Fife Connection

To quote my favorite everyday philosopher, Gomer Pyle: Surprise, surprise, surprise! So, then, if I am related to the Intrepid Barney Fife, then, so is Emmett! I now have the “Ballad of Andy and Barney” running in my head. Remember it? It was sung to the tune of “Frankie and […]