Tag Archives: 1960’s

Summer Camp ?

For $2300, you can send your kids to a 10 day session designed to improve their social media skills. Offered in London, Melbourne and here in California, the program includes instruction in lighting and camera work, writing, blogging, self-promotion, marketing, … Continue reading

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Driving Lessons

I wrecked the family car when I was 16 years old, just a few months after getting my first driver’s license. It was a 1960’s version of the “Woodie”, a beautiful and massive Ford station wagon with wood panel trim, … 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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Punch Buggy

There was a 1960’s vintage auto show that surprised me at a local mall this past weekend. There was a DJ playing 60’s music, a charity fund raiser, flea market and kid activities. A highlight for me was far more … Continue reading

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Flesh Tone

Artists understand. It takes a very small palette to create any skin tone. The shades are so close. Some day. Comments closed.  

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This is the image. It was everywhere in the 1960’s, in the time before sunscreen. The Coppertone baby. I grew up in a family that tanned easily. Except for me. I freckled, burned and peeled. Every year of my childhood. … Continue reading

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Stealing Elegance

On my first trip to New York City, I stole a spoon from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was not only the first time for me to the biggest of cities, it was the first and only time I committed … Continue reading

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The Kirby

I have a love/hate relationship with a household appliance. I blame it on a 1960’s salesman who might have caused the demise of my parents’ marriage. The Kirby vacuum cleaner has been produced since 1934, and even today, can only … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table

A few years back, I made a New Year’s resolution to organize every paper in our home. It’s when I realized we had far too many desks for a family of four. There were office-sized wooden desks for 4 desktop computers, … Continue reading

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Go Ask Alice

Founder of the folk- rock group Jefferson Airplane, and icon of the San Francisco sound of the 1960’s,  Paul Kantner is dead of a heart attack at age 74. Most famous for songs like “Somebody to Love” and the one that … Continue reading

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