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Demon Stagefright and the Rock-and-Roll Devil

“See the man with stagefright, just standing up there to give it all his might.” –Robbie Robertson

I wrote in my last post  about being an introverted artist who must periodically emerge from under my rock to peddle my wares. 1,563 more words

Oh, please...

I tried to post yesterday but deleted it by accident.  C’est la vie.  Periodically I get fed up with “stars.”  Whether they are professional athletes, actors, wealthy families, etc.   610 more words


Blotted Copy Books, and Caterpillar Coats

The 70’s is currently enjoying a revival on TV thanks to memoir sitcoms Cradle to Grave and The Kennedys.

Cradle to Grave is part written by comedian Danny Baker and is based on his own adolescence in 1970’s London. 902 more words

The Prompt

the pathos of jackie kennedy dolls on etsy

i’ve written before about paperdolls. about how they are sometimes so haunting and we should all be using them to teach history because their pathos seems a particularly useful pedological tool. 3,236 more words


Rosemary Kennedy and the Legacy of Mental Illness

As a young girl in the early 1900s, Rosemary Kennedy—the eldest daughter of the auspicious Kennedy family—was beautiful, affectionate, and mild-mannered. But her life story pivots on what became perhaps the centuryc’s most chilling manifestation of the fear, shame, and ignorance that surrounds mental health: the lobotomy. 7 more words


Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy’s mother says she didn’t know her son was writing a book and she didn’t help him with it in any way. 202 more words

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