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Rural Shopping 

Living in a rural area here is similar in some respects to living in rural areas in the UK in 1950s and earlier. It is difficult to get to where the shops are if you haven’t got transport or the transport you have isn’t suitable for a long journey – so the shops come to you. 682 more words


Milestone Book Anniversaries (When Did I Get So Old?)

It’s the 40th anniversary of the release of Tuck Everlasting.

Tuck Everlasting is one of those books that galvanize readers. One of those books you read (skim) as an obnoxious pre-teen when you knew everything and just wanted to slip a few quick points in the school reading program in order to get a pizza. 123 more words


Double Bills: Two Astounding Musical Numbers from 1968

In this week’s blog I’m really zooming in on my area of focus; to two specific musical numbers. Both are from hugely popular musicals released in their movie form in 1968 and both feature more than just catchy songs with fantastic choreography (although they offer that, too). 1,764 more words

Double Bills


A gritty modern-day reboot of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chit Gets Real tells the story of Caractacus Potts (Vin Diesel), an eccentric weapons developer who is betrayed by the American government. 198 more words

What is it with Parents?

I had another run-in with a kid that wasn’t mine the other day. Spoiler alert: I almost lost my patience. Big shock, right? I don’t know what it is, but unruly kids are just a real, constant, and severe pet peeve of mine. 1,028 more words

Everyday Musings

What does this post mean?

While browsing back through an old post, I discovered a reference (by me) to the “Island of Lost Toys”.

Now, you might be scratching your head, because it’s kind of a misquote, really. 187 more words

General Wankage

What gives a Christmas film its Christmas?

December. A month of parties and shopping and lazy afternoons spent in front of the TV watching films. Although the festive programming provides a great variety of films, from the Carry On films to Jurassic Park, from Disney classics to James Bond, there is something special about a proper Christmas film. 697 more words