Tag Archives: Characters

Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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Paris, 1946

“America’s Greatest Generation” was Tom Brokaw’s term to describe the people who endured the Great Depression and fought in WWII. My parents were part of that generation. Recently, I rediscovered a small box of my Father’s possessions (he died in … Continue reading

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Actors and Characters

  Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (see below) Many actors portray characters that live on in our minds long after a film ends. But can you recognize the Names of such well-defined fictional people? Here is a quiz to test … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

My brother (Rick) and I grew up in Philadelphia. Winters could be an endless series of sunless days. The amount of snow varied from year to year. One day, late in the last century, we got 31” of snow –a … Continue reading

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Today, the bus goes in reverse, back in time. Not far. Just a couple weeks ago, specifically Monday, July 18th.   Okay, we’re there and we join the conversation… Did you read the New York Times today?        All … Continue reading

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