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The Mate Was A Mighty Sailing Man

While taking a break last night during work, I was checking on my phone to see how the World Series game was going. I being a Chicago Cubs fan was hoping for the very best but as I logged into Facebook to check out the score, I saw the devastating news that Jason Donitzen had passed away. 503 more words



The family nickname of Letitia Lawrence (Kristy McNichol), the tomboyish teenager on the prime time soap drama FAMILY/ABC/1976-80.

Note: Buddy was also the nickname of Maurice “Buddy” Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam), a New York comedy writer for “The Alan Brady Show” on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1961-66. 119 more words


Today In Music History: 09/23/16

Happy Birthday to Sandy of “Grease” fame. Olivia Newton-John turns 68 today.

On this day in 1964, “Gilligan’s Island,” starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise, Russell Johnson, and Dawn Wells, began its three-season run on CBS. 251 more words


{Janet's Germany} Kemmern on Main

Just sit right back and you’ll read a tale,
A tale of an fun-filled trip
That started from a German port
Inside a tiny car.

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Star Trek: Raiders of the Lost Arcs

I’m a Star Trek fan from way back.  I enjoyed “Star Trek:  Beyond.”  Why am I not more enthusiastic?

Star Trek:  The Original Series (“TOS”) was almost purely episodic.  1,028 more words

Star Wars

Evoking childhood memories of television: conversation is key.

Essentially, people are happy to talk about themselves, once they realize that’s what you’re asking of them.

I had a shaky start to interviewing my mother this week. 751 more words


Islands of Identity

Who am I?

Why do I do the things that I do?

No man is an island.  John Donne the English poet stated that.  And Ernest Hemingway quoted it… and wove it into his stories as a major theme… and proceeded to try to disprove it.  258 more words