Welcome to Paul Harris Online

After 40+ years hosting radio shows, I retired from broadcasting in 2018 — but I’m still here with multiple posts every week about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more. And don’t miss my list of Movies You Might Not Know.

After 40+ years hosting radio shows, I retired from broadcasting in 2018 — but I’m still here with multiple posts every week about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more.

Four Random Thoughts

Four Random Thoughts

Quickies about ice cream cones, tech companies at the Supreme Court, Apple dropping e-cars, and Jet Blue abandoning Spirit.

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Here are a couple of stories about my encounters years ago with Richard Lewis, a one-of-a-kind comedian and actor who died this week at 76.

Mr. Perspective on Mitch McConnell

Mr. Perspective on Mitch McConnell

I invoke the phrase “bullshit bonhomie” to explain why I was disappointed at something that occurred after Mitch McConnell announced he’ll step down as Senate Minority Leader in November.

I’m Threaded

I’m Threaded

I have changed my mind and jumped aboard the social media platform Threads (and two others, as well). Here’s why.

Bonnie TV

Bonnie TV

I have been a Bonnie Raitt fan for decades, so I’m thrilled she’s featured this month in an “Austin City Limits” concert. I’ve embedded it so you can watch it here.

Political Points

Political Points

Allow me to vent a bit about recent political posturing about IVF, Biden’s age, and media framing Nikki Haley as a moderate.

The Gateway Geyser

The Gateway Geyser

I’m sorry to hear the tallest water fountain in the country — which I visited several times — will spurt no more. Too bad more people didn’t get to enjoy it.

Electric Avenue

Electric Avenue

Here’s why my interest in buying an electric car has waned, partly because of something a friend recently experienced.

Baby On Board

Baby On Board

Yesterday, I spotted a Baby On Board sign in the back window of a car for the first time in a very long while — and started wondering why they stopped being popular.

Is It Done Yet?

Is It Done Yet?

Musings on how a songwriter — or any creative person — knows when the project they’re working on is done.

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations

Here are a few pieces I’ve read recently and enjoyed. Some are serious, some are silly, all are worth your time.

Radio Tower Mystery

Radio Tower Mystery

There are more than a few things that seem hinky about the story of a radio station’s tower supposedly being stolen. Here’s my take, based on personal experience.