Tag Archives: Van by the River


It is my real name. The name I never use on my blog. For most of my life, I was certain that I was named for Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz, the classic that now celebrates its 77th year. … Continue reading

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SNL Breaking Up

There is something extraordinary that happens when you witness comic performers loseĀ  control and break up during their own rehearsed sketches. It is infectious. Saturday Night Live was so much a part of my culture, I chose one of its … Continue reading

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A WordPress Summit

It was a day full of “S” words when Nutsrok met up with Van by the River. Summer. Sunshine. Smiles. Suburbs. SEPTA Stations. Strangers on a train. S.O.S. (That’s creamed chipped beef, but we all know its other name) Smoked … Continue reading

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