My son got sick this morning, right before his final day of day care for the year.. As I write this, he’s watching Netflix on the couch and relaxing. I am home from work and blogging in between worried looks each time he makes a move, just in case I have to rush back to … Read moreTHE BILE OF THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR
I like today’s Drudge Report headline. Good touch ole sparky. The story linked above his fold is well to do with weather–it’s some weird weather this year actually. The temperature this Christmas Eve as I write this at 7:15am outside my Pennsylvania abode is nearing 60. It’s going to edge towards 70 as the day … Read moreI like today’s Drudge Report headline. Good touch ole sparky.The…
This is my original artwork.. it’s my nostalgic Christmas postcard to you. The scene I drew in this picture, several years ago actually, is gone now. It is of the former St. Ignatius Church in Centralia, PA, a place I attended Christmas midnight mass for several years when my life began. The road signs are … Read moreTHE NOSTALGIC IMAGE OF CHRISTMASES LONG LONG AGO
The title of this post is a line from a famous Christmas song that you undoubtedly have heard *(maybe too much?*) yet again this year.. Andy Williams’ classic IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR has a series of nostalgic verses about the season our calenders currently inhabit.. The most wonderful time of year, … Read moreThere’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago
The final few days of shopping are here.. The last chances to wrap gifts.. Tis the season for small annoyances, like bad traffic or office Christmas parties where someone you never expected would get a bit too tipsy, or offensive. I have often thought that often co-workers (sometimes family, too), aren’t people you pick. … Read moreA New Years dissolution
The famed talk show host put a message on Facebook tonight: Help me find the stalker who pushed me off the air.. Bell wrote, I will offer $20,000.00 to anybody providing information leading to the Arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Stalking Terror resulting in my Leaving the air from … Read moreArt Bell tolls: $20,000 to whoever catches the stalker!
…I’m going to institute a self imposed ban on reviewing the film or giving any personal thoughts on it for at least 24-48 hours.. Much to digest. Much to contemplate.. Much to consider .. Expect something from your friendly neighborhood Coal Speaker.. Just not yet.
INFLATION! Ticket prices back in the 1970s were .. oh.. a wee bit lower than the wallet bursting prices that greet consumers today.. on average then: $2.23. ON average now? A lot more than that.. So STAR WARS got $512 mil in ticket sales in 1977 and 1978 (theaters in some cities actually played the … Read moreSTAR WARS will earn a lot of money.. may even break some budgets.. but there is one thing important to consider..
Droids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real: From the WALL STREET JOURNAL: For a story that takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” a great deal of the technology in the “Star Wars” series actually has parallels today on planet Earth. Part of … Read moreDroids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real
I went to a viewing last night for a friend.. I will skip the details, they are very personal and I wouldn’t want to exchange thoughts on such an instance to the world at large.. I wish I could write down most of what I am saying but if I do so, it will not … Read moreIf we make it through December we'll be fine