Detroit Auto Show

Keener Today – October 15

Detroit Auto ShowOn October 15, 1960, the Detroit Auto Show opened at Cobo Hall – the first time it was held in the location where it remains today. Here’s the backstory. In 1899, Detroit saw its first car exhibition featuring electric and steam-powered cars alongside sporting goods. Organized by the Tri-State Automobile and Sporting Goods Association, it continued until 1907, when the Detroit Automobile Dealers Association (DADA) took over. The DADA’s December 1907 event was held at a beer garden near the Belle Isle Bridge, and it grew over the years, changing locations until it found a permanent home at Cobo Hall in 1965. In 1989, it became the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This two-week show attracts over 6,000 journalists from 60+ countries and more than 800,000 visitors. Its black-tie charity preview, held since 1976, has raised over $112 million for local children’s charities, making it the most successful annual fundraiser in the nation. Today, the NAIAS showcases 700+ vehicles, including new models and concept cars. Constructing the elaborate displays and installing 75,000 yards of carpet takes about 10 weeks, and the event consumes enough electricity to power 180 homes for a year. Starting in 2020, the DADA decided to move the show to spring to increase attendance and offer more outdoor exhibits and activities.


On October 15, 1951, television history was made when “I Love Lucy” made its debut on CBS. It was one of the first TV shows to portray an interracial couple, with the fiery redhead Lucy married to the Cuban bandleader Ricky. Lucille Ball’s comedic timing and physical humor made her an instant sensation, while Desi Arnaz’s charming portrayal of Ricky earned him a permanent place in the hearts of viewers. Brilliant writing and an unforgettable supporting cast, including Vivian Vance and William Frawley as the Mertzes, contributed to the show’s immense popularity. The show won numerous awards and became a cultural phenomenon during its six-season run. Even after its conclusion, “I Love Lucy” has continued to captivate audiences through reruns, cementing its status as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.

Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono
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In a recent episode of his “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” podcast, Paul reminisced about a significant period in the Beatles’ history when John Lennon invited his wife, Yoko Ono, into the studio. Yoko’s presence during recording sessions disrupted the Beatles’ established working methods. Paul attributed the Beatle breakup to John’s desire for a new life with Yoko. Despite the complexities and challenges, McCartney continues to reflect fondly on his late friend John Lennon, commemorating him on what would have been his 83rd birthday earlier in the week. John Lennon’s legacy remains a significant part of the Beatles’ and music history. (People)

Disney World Opens
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Two weeks after it’s official opening on October 1, 1971, Life Magazine put Walt Disney World on it’s cover. The grand opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, was a spectacular affair. Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, dedicated the resort to his brother’s memory, ensuring that the dream they had both shared would become a reality. With its sprawling Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort, the Polynesian Village Resort, and Fort Wilderness, the opening marked the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. Walt Disney’s vision for a place where dreams come true had already materialized with the opening of Disneyland in California. However, he yearned to create something grander, more enchanting, and truly immersive. Florida’s vast landscape presented an opportunity, and so, the idea for Walt Disney World was born.

For the rich and famous, servants are out and “experts” are in. The trend includes everything from the use of personal chemists, private doctors, dietitians, and wellness practitioners to help extend their lives, and even matchmakers to ensure they have high-IQ partners. Experts also help in selecting the right furnishings, cars, and even art for affluent homes. (WaPost) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 15”

The Supremes

Keener Today – October 14

On October 14, 1969, Diana Ross And The Supremes released the single “Someday We’ll Be Together,” the last Supremes song featuring Ross. Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong did not sing on the record. Motown producer and co-writer of the song Johnny Bristol had been preparing the tune for Jr. Walker & The All-Stars. Berry Gordy thought it would be a perfect first solo single for Diana Ross. Unable to get the vocal performance he desired from Ross, Bristol decided to try harmonizing with her. On the first take, the engineer recorded Ross’s vocal and Bristol’s ad-libs. Because they liked the way it sounded, Bristol’s ad-libs and words of encouragement to Ross were left on the version that was released.


How do those instant Halloween stores pop up so quickly? The seasonal retailer Spirit Halloween offers costumes, decorations, and all things Halloween. It’s business model relies on space – lots of it. They often occupy abandoned buildings, reviving otherwise empty spaces during the Halloween season.Despite its limited operation from August to November, Spirit Halloween has become synonymous with the fall season. With over 1,400 locations in the US and Canada, it’s a seasonal giant. (NPR)

Your Social Security raise won’t be a big one next year. The 2024 COLA is set at 3.2%, a significant drop from the 8.7% increase in 2023, reflecting lower inflation. The average monthly retirement benefit will rise by $59, and the average disability benefit will increase to $1,537. This adjustment also applies to veterans’ benefits and retirement pay. The COLA is determined based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the third quarter. While lower than recent years, this increase can still help retirees’ purchasing power if inflation remains moderate. (AARP)

You won’t need those Covid vax cards anymore to get a booster. Major pharmacy chains like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Walmart have switched to digital records accessible in-store or online. If you’ve misplaced your card, your state health department can provide a digital or paper copy. This shift streamlines the process, ensuring easy access to updated vaccines and vaccination history. (AARP) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 14”

American Pie

Keener Today – October 13

52 years ago, Don McLean released the album, “American Pie.” The single version of the title song would hit the air waves on October 24. The story of the deaths of Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Richie Valens became a cultural phenomenon that transcended generations and continues to capture the imagination of music enthusiasts to this day. The lyrics were debated and decoded. For many years, McDean wouldn’t confirm or deny our theories.


Things to do this weekend!

The Holly Harvest Festival features hay rides, bingo, costume contest, closed road trick-or-treating, games, activities and more.Tonight and tomorrow, 6pm. Holly Recreation Area – McGinnis Lake Unit, 5300 McGinnis Road in Holly. 6pm (Rec Passport Required)
The Windsor’s Fall Beer and Cider Festival. Saturday, 6-11pm. Tickets: $15.
The Corktown Sounds Fall Festival with food, pumpkin carving, cider and a beer tent. Saturday, 2-11pm. Tickets: $20.
Detroit Book City’s annual Fall Family Book Fair; the state’s largest book fair of Black authors. Saturday 12:30-5pm in Southfield. Free!
The Red Wings vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. Little Caesars Arena 2645 Woodward Ave. Saturday 7:00pm (Tickets)

Sound like a native speaker without learning the language. A new smart phone app can translate your content into any language. Just shoot a video selfie in the Lipdub app and it takes care of the rest.

Moonlighting“Moonlighting,” is back! The dramady which catapulted Bruce Willis to fame, is streaming on Hulu. Subscribers can view the complete series of 67 episodes, featuring Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, and Curtis Armstrong. The show’s title track, sung by Al Jarreau, received a Grammy nomination. Continue reading “Keener Today – October 13”

Jesus Christ Superstar

Keener Today – October 12

Today in 1971, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”, starring Jeff Fenholt and Ben Vereen opens at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC. It runs for 711 performances, spawns a movie and two hit singles, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Superstar”. Continue reading “Keener Today – October 12”

Saturday Night Live

Keener Today – October 11

Today in 1975, “Saturday Night” premiered on NBC. The long-running late-night TV show, created by Lorne Michaels, debuted with George Carlin as the host, featuring humorous sketches parodying contemporary American culture and politics, performed by a rotating cast of comedians. “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” has become part of the lexicon for a several generations of late night viewers. From Studio 8H at NBC’s headquarters in New York, SNL has aired nearly 950 episodes, making it one of the longest-running network TV programs in the U.S., launching the film careers of people like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Eddie Murphy and Will Farrell. “The Blues Brothers” and “Wayne’s World,” are two feature films spawned directly from segments on the series. Happy 48th birthday, SNL!


What we’re reading: Susan McCormick‘s newest cozy mystery, The Fog Ladies: Date With Death, finds San Francisco’s most famous senior sleuths involved in a dating club, where romance walks hand in hand with murder. (Hear the full convo)

We’re eating earlier… And that’s good! An increasing number of Americans are choosing to have dinner as early as 5 p.m. According to Resy data, more than 15% of reservations are now made for 5 p.m., marking the biggest increase in this time slot since 2019. This trend could be good for metabolic health. Limiting calorie intake a few hours before bedtime can help with blood sugar control and weight management. Our internal body clock reduces calorie burning in the evening after a meal. If you do need a late-night snack, experts suggest choosing something small and nutritious, like fruit or yogurt. (Axios)

Are you stuck in a job you hate? Outside activities, cultivating friendships and celerating small victories can help you cope. Here are three strategies to do just that. (LifeHacker)

  1. Seek Fulfillment Elsewhere: Look for fulfillment and meaning in activities, hobbies, and relationships outside of work. These sources of joy and satisfaction can compensate for the dissatisfaction you may feel in your job.
  2. Connect with Colleagues: Building relationships with coworkers who understand your job-related challenges can make your work more bearable. Having someone to share frustrations with and joke around can improve your overall experience.
  3. Celebrate Achievements: While your job might not fulfill you deeply, celebrating small victories at work, like promotions or achievements, can create a more positive atmosphere and improve your job satisfaction.

Are your screens controlling you? Taking a break from social media can be good for your mind, body and spirit. Here are 8 tips from Vice Magazine on how to do it:

  1. Identify what’s bothering you, whether it’s comparisons, likes, or shopping habits.
  2. Select the specific social media apps or features you want to take a break from.
  3. Set a minimum duration for your break to give yourself a goal.
  4. Instead of posting, connect with people offline or directly.
  5. Delete the apps from your devices and have a friend hold your passwords.
  6. Engage in other activities, like reading or hobbies, to replace screen time.
  7. Remember that most people are focused on their own lives, so take all the time you need.
  8. Know that some will be happy to see you return when you’re ready.

Continue reading “Keener Today – October 11”

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series Champions

Keener Today – October 10

The Tigers win it all! 55 years ago this afternoon – October 10, 1968 – the Detroit Tigers clinched the World Championship in Game 7 of the World Series vs the St Louis Cardinals. An incredibly important day in Detroit and Michigan sports history. People of the Keener Generation remember it well!


Remember the Plymouth Barracuda? While we all loved the Ford Mustang, the classic Barracuda had its share of devotees.

The First Generation (1964-1966), had a sleek fastback design and shared many parts with the Plymouth Valiant.
The Second Generation (1967-1969), was still based on the Valiant but got a stylish makeover in fastback, notchback, and convertible versions.
The Third Generation (1970-1974), was exclusive to Barracuda and the Dodge Challenger, featuring a completely new design and coming in hardtop and convertible styles.

In the early days, the Barracuda faced competition from the Ford Mustang but had a shorter sales season in 1964, selling 23,443 units compared to the Mustang’s 126,538 during the same period. Various engine options and packages were introduced over the years to compete in the pony car market.

The Barracuda was discontinued after 1974, a victim of the 1973 energy crisis.

What’s your favorite memory of the Plymouth Barracuda?

How to live a longer, happier life: The key lesson from the oldest and wisest Americans for a happier, longer life is to recognize that time is limited and not to waste it on regrets. Instead, focus on expressing gratitude, spending time with loved ones, enjoying daily pleasures, pursuing a job you love, and choosing your life partner carefully. They emphasize that external events don’t determine happiness; it’s a conscious choice to be optimistic and hopeful. Ultimately, you have the power to decide how to lead a fulfilling life. (CNBC)

How do Americans save or splurge? According to a study by the bargain-hunting website Slick Deals, Americans are comfortable saving money on items like hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, wine, dining out, casual shirts, small household appliances, jeans, dress pants, dresses, socks, handbags, sunglasses, belts, jewelry, produce, bread, cheese, butter, chips/snacks, spaghetti sauce, beer, bottled water, milk, over-the-counter medicine, sunscreen, razors, cooking supplies, soda, shampoo, cereal, pizza, garbage bags. However, they tend to indulge in higher-quality options for toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, skincare products, coffee, dress shirts, shoes, large household appliances, laptops/computers, smartphones, coats, facial creams/cleansers, TVs and TV audio, pet food, laundry detergent, beds, couches/chairs, makeup.

Google recently introduced several updates to Bard, its AI chatbot, including extensions that enable Bard to integrate with Gmail, Docs, and YouTube. Google has prioritized artificial intelligence as a key element to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. (Wired) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 10”

John Lennon

Keener Today – October 9

Happy 83rd birthday, John Winston Lennon – His partnership with Paul McCartney produced some of the most memorable music of the Keener era. Born in Liverpool today in 1940, Lennon led the Beatles through their early hits and later helped introduce innovative elements into their music that changed the course of rock and roll. Beyond music, Lennon ventured into films, books, and art. His songs like “All You Need Is Love” became anthems for the anti-war and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He formed the Plastic Ono Band, collaborated with Yoko Ono, and championed peace through songs like “Give Peace a Chance.” In 1971, Lennon moved to New York City, where he continued his activism, facing deportation attempts due to his anti-Vietnam War stance. Despite a hiatus, he returned in 1980 with the album “Double Fantasy.” Tragically, he was fatally shot by a fan, Mark David Chapman, shortly after its release. Lennon’s legacy includes 25 Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, the Grammy-winning “Double Fantasy,” and numerous accolades. He’s regarded as one of the greatest singers and artists of all time, with inductions into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. John Lennon’s impact on music and peace endures. Continue reading “Keener Today – October 9”

The Jazz Singer

Keener Today – October 6

“The Jazz Singer” premiered on October 6, 1927. The landmark film marked the transition from silent films to sound films. Directed by Alan Crosland and produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film featured synchronized recorded music and singing, making it a significant milestone in cinema history. The story revolves around Jakie Rabinowitz, a young man from a traditional Jewish family who pursues a career as a jazz singer, causing a conflict with his family’s values. The film received an Academy Honorary Award for producer Darryl F. Zanuck. In 1996, it was preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry and ranked as one of the best American films by the American Film Institute in 1998. The film’s copyright expired in 2023, entering the public domain.


God Speed Dick Butkus – The Monster of the Midway passes at age 80.

Coming in 2024: a new World War II drama from Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Apple TV+ is set to premiere “Masters of the Air” on Friday, Jan. 26. This true story features Austin Butler and Barry Keoghan in leading roles, portraying American pilots conducting perilous bombing missions over Nazi Germany. Produced by Hollywood legends Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, this project reunites them after their work on HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.” The series is a tribute to the brave men of the 8th Air Force who played a vital role in defeating Nazi Germany during World War II. The ensemble cast includes Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa, with John Orloff as the writer for the nine-episode limited series.(TVLine)

Abbey Road
Abbey Road

The story behind the iconic Abbey Road album cover – The backstory behind possibly the most famous album cover ever, is remarkably simple. It features all four Beatles strolling across the street in front of the now-renamed EMI Recording Studios where they recorded their final album together. The iconic photo, taken by Iain Macmillan on August 8, 1969, exists in seven or eight different versions, captured in just about 15 minutes with the help of a patient police officer who held up traffic as Macmillan stood on a stepladder. Interestingly, Abbey Road wasn’t the album’s initial title. “Everest” was considered, named after the cigarettes engineer Geoff Emerick smoked during recording. However, the idea of traveling to the Himalayas for a photoshoot was dropped. Notably, this is the only Beatles album cover without the band’s name or album title, a design choice by John Kosh, who believed it unnecessary given the band’s unparalleled fame. And he was right. (More Iconic Album Cover Backstories) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 6”

Motown Museum Upgrades

Keener Today – October 5

The Motown Museum is starting the final phase of its $65 million expansion project in spring. New interior renderings were unveiled at a private event, showcasing a 40,000-square-foot structure behind Hitsville, U.S.A. Two key exhibits in this expansion were revealed: “The Motown Atmosphere,” an immersive experience featuring Motown artists, and “The Backstage Lounge,” an audio repository with Motown’s song catalog and interviews. Construction was delayed due to additional federal funding and environmental approvals. The museum has raised $59 million of its $65 million goal, with support from Motown alumni and donors from across the country. (Freep)


Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band wowed a packed crowd at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. The concert featured a 24-song set filled with classic rock hits. Ringo’s famous friends, including Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, and others, delivered strong performances. The show was a nostalgic journey through music history, with Ringo leading the way with his signature charm. The evening included sing-alongs and standing ovations for hits like “Yellow Submarine” and “Photograph.” The night ended with a touching tribute to John Lennon with “Give Peace a Chance.” (Local Spins)

Peter Frampton, John Sebastian and Starship’s Jeff Adams are among the inductees one week from tonight at the Memphis Music’s Hall of Fame Legacy Awards. The event will take place at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. (Pete’s FB Page)

Are your car insurance rates going up? Here’s why. Skyrocketing insurance rates are impacting both vehicle owners and the cost of car rentals. Inflation is a significant driver, as are advanced car features which raise the cost of repairs. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in accidents on the road, resulting in more claims. Smart consumers can minimize the impact. Explore available discounts with your agent, but don’t compromise coverage. Continue reading “Keener Today – October 5”

Mount Rushmore

Keener Today – October 4

Today in 1927, artist/sculptor Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers began carving rock at Mount Rushmore. Their 60-foot high carvings of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln took 14 years to complete.

Bedbug infestations are on the rise in Paris, causing concern ahead of the 2024 Olympics. Reports of bedbugs in cinemas and on trains have fueled fears. Paris City Hall and the government are taking the issue seriously to protect the city’s image. Exaggerated stories on social media have added to the panic, although bedbugs have been making a comeback due to globalization. These pests are more of a psychological menace than a physical threat, as they don’t transmit diseases but can have a severe impact on mental health. Tackling superspreaders, individuals who unknowingly transport bedbugs, may be a key strategy in controlling the problem. (BBC)

Netflix plans to increase the price of its ad-free service after the Hollywood actors’ strike ends. The exact amount and timing of the price increase have not been revealed. Other streaming platforms have increased ad-free prices by approximately 25% in the past year. Another round of price increases are on the way elsewhere. Disney will implement hikes for its ad-free streaming platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. This marks the second increase in prices within a year, following similar moves by other streaming services like Peacock, HBO Max, Paramount+, and Apple TV+. Special pricing options tied to exclusive content like live sports are also under consideration.

The evolution of work spouses – Once upon a time, they were called “work wives,” the typically female secretaries who managed their boss’s affairs. As attitudes toward marriage and gender roles changed, work spouses transformed into more egalitarian, platonic bonds between colleagues of opposite or similar genders, characterized by a deep emotional connection, mutual trust, and support, without any romantic involvement. The term persists because it helps define and explain these unique bonds in the workplace, even if the use of “husband” or “wife” in this context doesn’t appeal to many of today’s sensibilities. (The Atlantic)

If you have a college degree, you’ll live longer – the non- college educated live roughly eight and a half years less than their degrees counterparts. 6 in 10 American adults lack college degrees, facing growing exclusion from quality jobs, political influence, good healthcare and social recognition. Life expectancy once grew by about four months annually during the 1970s. More recently, it’s lagged behind other wealthy nations, which have seen life expectancy rise by over two and a half months each year. (NYT) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 4”

The Andy Griffith Show

Keener Today – October 3

Today in 1960,”The Andy Griffith Show” began the first of its eight seasons and 249 episodes on CBS. Starring Griffith, Ronny Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier, it ran through April 1, 1968 and has been a syndication staple ever since. Danny Thomas introduced the Andy Taylor character on his program. The show was produced by Thomas’ production company and was always in the Nielsen Top Ten, ending it’s run at number one.


Stevie Nicks as Barbie? The Fleetwood Mac singer is latest icon to have her likeness celebrated in doll form as part of Mattel’s Barbie series of famous musicians, along with Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, David Bowie and Elvis Presley. According to NPR, It will be officially released in November.

Bruce Springsteen’s tour contracts requires chicken soup, heavy on the broth, before each show and 16 cold, fresh shrimp, after. the 37 page tour rider also requires a hand-squeezed 16-ounce bottle of lemon juice, a blender, toaster and electric kettle, six hard-boiled eggs with yolks removed, peeled and sliced apples, cubed watermelon and four bottles each of Congo Pear, Costa Rica Clementine and Kula Watermelon drinks. All that is on hold as the boss has cancelled his remaining tour stops this year to treat a persistent peptic ulcer. (Ultimate Classic Rock)

There’s a new book out, celebrating the 1980 comedy hit, “Airplane.” David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker wrote and directed the film and authored “Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!” In conversation with NPR, they credit the 1957 suspense classic, “Zero Hour” as an inspiration. Beyond the joke-filled script, actors were encouraged to play it straight, as if oblivious to the comedic context. Leslie Nielsen leveraged this approach to create a second career as a comedic leading man.

How to live to be 100 – Our chances of reaching the age of 100 are influenced by our genetic makeup, but that’s not the sole determining factor. This is good news for those with less favorable genes.

As medical advancements continue to combat diseases like heart disease and cancer, daily habits, such as our diet, exercise routine, and sun exposure, can contribute significantly to getting us to 90. Once we enter our 100th decade, genes become more decisive in the journey, as highlighted in William J. Kole’s new book, “THE BIG 100: The New World of Super-Aging,”

Here are Kole’s five centenary life hacks:

  1. Stay stress-free: Toxic stress can harm our longevity by diverting energy from our cells’ ability to promote long life. Biologist Martin Picard of Columbia University emphasizes the importance of managing or avoiding stress.
  2. Keep moving: Supercentenarian Herlda Senhouse’s advice is to stay active. At 112, she maintains a vibrant lifestyle, attending church, dining out, and even visiting the casino. Experts suggest that even simple activities like brisk vacuuming can benefit both our bodies and minds.
  3. Prioritize sleep: In a culture that often pushes us to be constantly productive, we often neglect proper sleep habits. The American College of Cardiology asserts that healthy sleep habits can extend life expectancy by 4.7 years for men and 2.4 years for women.
  4. Foster connections: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has identified loneliness and isolation as a public health crisis, likening their impact to smoking 15 cigarettes daily, according to the National Institute on Aging.
  5. Maintain a positive outlook: The world’s oldest living person, Maria Branyas Morera, attributes her 116 years to her optimistic attitude. Research also supports this, with a study of nearly 160,000 U.S. women aged 50 to 79 showing that those with high optimism scores were 10% more likely to live beyond 90.

Baby RuthDid you know: World War I created a candy bar boom that is still tickling America’s sweet tooth today. An increased demand among soldiers who got an energy boost from chocolate rations led to the U.S. government soliciting donations of chocolate in bite sized blocks from American candymakers to distribute to GIs. After the war, the love for candy bars spread, and in the 1920s, dozens were introduced with catchy names like Baby Ruth. By the late 1920s, there were over 40,000 different candy bars produced in the United States. (History Facts) Continue reading “Keener Today – October 3”

An Early Peanuts Comic Strip

Keener Today – October 2


The Charlie Brown comic strip debuts.  Today in 1950, “Li’l Folks,” created by Charles M. Schultz, launched in seven U.S. newspapers. The strip was later renamed “Peanuts,” and totalled 17,897 strips over the next 50 years.

The lifelong friendship between Bob Seger and Glen Frey. The late Eagles founder said meeting Bob was the best thing to happen to him.

For 62 years, Slippery Rock has received the biggest cheer at The Big House when they are winning. Here’s the unlikely backstory about how a small school with a cool name became a University of Michigan icon.

Can video games help kids with an attention deficit? We’re almost a year into the Adderall shortage. Wired reports some researchers say digital therapeutics could help fill the gap for people with ADHD.

104 years ago today, a woman became the de-facto, unelected President of the United States. Today in 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that paralyzed his left side and impaired his vision. For the next 17 months, the public was not told that the president was bedridden, near death and barely able to write his own name. All communication with Wilson went through his wife, Edith, who effectively ran the country for the rest of Wilson’s term. He never fully recovered. Continue reading “Keener Today – October 2”