Category Archives: Movies

Breaking Fast

Cold breakfast cereal, gone soggy in milk. It was the family breakfast of choice; convenient, mostly economical, but never appealing. The one exception for me was Grape-Nuts, which contains no grapes or nuts. The name came from Charles William Post, … Continue reading

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Spamalot ???

With the utmost respect for all things Monty Python, this post asks a very different question. Since more than 90 % of the items in my spam folder are attached to one particular post, will the spammers go away if … Continue reading

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Obvious Child

“I’m accustomed to a smooth ride Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost its bite I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more I don’t expect to sleep through the night.” From Obvious Child, a 1990 song … Continue reading

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Stix the Moonshiner

“All these years, I was a laborer trying to be an artist, or a steelworker trying to be an artist. I was an artist.” Ricky Syers. Puppeteer, Artist, Musician, Street Performer.

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A Better Mousetrap

There were 4 mousetraps set. One was missing. Mission accomplished ? Five hours later, he emerged from under a storage box in the basement. He was still alive, neck was partially trapped, he was dragging it around. It was my … Continue reading

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Sinkable

While many mourned the death of Carrie Fisher, I was curious about her mother’s reaction, the unthinkable sadness of losing a child, at any age. We didn’t have to wait long to find out. Debbie Reynolds died a day after … Continue reading

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Easy to be Hard

I found myself on the steps of Columbia University handing out flyers for presidential hopeful Eugene McCarthy. It was the late 1960’s. I was there for a high school journalism conference, a teenager in New York City for 4 days … Continue reading

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