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Summer, Then and Now and Then Again

It is so hot. I mean HOT!! It rained again last night which was awesome to fall asleep to but it has only left the heat wet and not any cooler at all. 141 more words

My Bohemian Life

With a Smile

One of the scrapbooking goals I have set myself is to complete as many pages as I can about myself.  I really don’t like having my photo taken, and never have done, but I’m going to make an effort and get as many photo’s of myself put onto layouts as I can.  97 more words


Learning From Change

For the past year, I have been asking my step-grandfather, or “Papa” as I call him, about what it was like when he was my age. 1,471 more words


White Reaper and the '70s

Louisville’s White Reaper is playing a show in Phoenix tonight. I wrote a profile on the band and how they’re carrying a certain ’70s rock tradition for Phoenix New Times. 9 more words

Witchy Woman

In my previous post I mentioned that breaking up with Alice, my high school sweetheart, was the second worst day of my life. For those of you who know about my life a bit, obviously the worst day was the day my mother was killed in an automobile accident in January 1966. 1,084 more words


Everyone Likes Hot Dogs

My stepdad John was a Hungarian trucker. His CB handle was “The Happy Hunky” and he was a pretty amazing guy. He loved my mom. She did not have to work so he encouraged her to make friends and be artsy. 1,129 more words


TV POWW!: The Earliest Televised Video Game Competition From The 70s

Almost 40 years ago, at the very height of Discomania with a capital “D”, and only just a few months before Space Invaders would usher in  a national obsession with electronic games,  a forgotten yet  almost imperceptible ancestral link to competitive gaming occurred in Los Angeles, California. 1,409 more words