Category Archives: Entertainment

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

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My Unbelievable Followers

No blogger has better followers than I do. No one reads better than my readership. They are the best readers, the smartest readers, the most insightful and wittiest commenters. It has been the great privilege of my life to write

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My Unbelievable Followers

No blogger has better followers than I do. No one reads better than my readership. They are the best readers, the smartest readers, the most insightful and wittiest commenters. It has been the great privilege of my life to write

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better