Category Archives: Places

Ferlinghetti Turns 100!

“Freedom of speech is always under attack By Fascist mentality, which exists, In all parts of the world, Unfortunately.” –Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (See above) is a poet (think the 1950s Beat generation) and founder (in the 1950s) of San … Continue reading

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Most Important Person Who Never Lived

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event … Continue reading

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Women Meet Monsters

Actress Julie Adams died on 2/3/19 at age 92.  She had 149 film credits from her work in movies and television and was busy from 1949 into the 21stcentury. She worked with many stars (eg, Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson , Elvis Presley).  … Continue reading

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Super Bowl’s Best

20 teams have won at least one Super Bowl.  But in my almost totally subjective opinion, which franchises  have performed the best?  With apologies to the Packers and Cowboys (who had much success in the NFL), I’m looking in a … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary of…

1969 …and events/films occurring in that year.  How many do you remember? Average income: $8,550 Average cost of new home: $15,550      Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (see below) Cost of a new car: $3,270 Cost of gallon … Continue reading

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Finding What You Need

Twice in my life, I needed a great deal of help completing an assignment.  Once, when I was in public school doing a project and, much later, when I was in college, again needing a great deal of information and … Continue reading

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The Third Place

Ray Oldenburg , a sociologist, is credited with establishing the concept of “a third place.” (see his words above)  His books have included “Celebrating The Third Place” and “The Great Good Place.”  The first two important places in a person’s … Continue reading

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