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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


Perhentian Island

Honor and privilege

(Check out the slide show at the end)

As the world continues to destroy itself, I had the honor and privilege to see a living coral reef. 561 more words


It’s ‘Okay to Like’ Guilty Pleasures

“It’s okay to like your favorite shows again, even if they have no cultural value or societal significance,” a person informed my friend.  “As long as the preference for the show is characterized as a guilty pleasure.”

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