Points Of Memory

Points Of Memory…

…inspired by that wonderful ZEN PENCILS graphic I reblogged from my friend Rincewind yesterday, I found the beautifully done graphic below in the ZEN PENCILS The 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013 collection. With Earth Day coming up on Tuesday (April 22), I thought I’d take the opportunity to post it before I forget! O_o

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Wow, 5 Years On WordPress!

I got a little reminder last night, from the nice people at WordPress, that yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the date that I ported my little collection of lunatic rants over from where it began on Blogger. As I was in the middle of an attempt to reduce the massive backlog of programs stored on my DVR – while adding 8 1/2 more hours to it at the same time :oops: – I had a lot of time to reflect back on that five years of blogging.

When I was finally exhausted from all the TV watching, while trying to think of something profound to say to mark the occasion at the same time, it occurred to me that it wasn’t really necessary…

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One Extraordinary Little Boy!

I saw this video on PBS last month, not long after I published my 28 Years Ago Today… post in remembrance of the Challenger disaster. I meant to go searching for it to post but somehow managed to forget. :oops: I am so grateful to George Takei for bringing it back to my attention by posting the Upworthy.com link containing it on his Facebook page! :D

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Shirley Temple Black – R.I.P.

Shirley Temple is one of the enduring icons of my early childhood. I can’t express what a shock it was to learn that the cute little curly haired girl I spent so much time watching on TV was actually a full grown women with kids of her own as I watched. That was my first lesson on the “snapshot in time” nature of film…

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28 Years Ago Today…

I’d almost forgotten, but an article from Huff-Post Science reminded me that today is the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. I’ve provided a link to that article below, but here’s a couple of short videos I found while searching YouTube for the one in that article…

I wonder if I’ll ever be able to watch that without crying? I don’t know. Perhaps that’s why my mind is trying to forget…

At any rate, I recommend that you read Huff-Post’s Challenger Disaster Home Video Surfaces After 28 Years (EXCLUSIVE) to follow up…

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Alas, West Virginia

My heart goes out to the people of my hometown, and to the entire affected region. They say you can never go home, but John Denver’s closing words still keep tugging away…

I hear her voice, in the morning hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin’ down the road I get the feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday…

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The Box…

As parents, we’ve all been there. After all the presents have been opened, we’re sitting back and wondering just what “our little treasure’s” will reveal to be their “most favorite” gift of all…

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Santana!

You know, sometimes I envy the bloggers who’re able to pick a certain area of coverage and then stick to that area. I, on the other hand, have so many things I want to blog about that “I Want Ice Water!” is anything but a “focused” blog. The problem with having such an “unfocused” mind is that there are just so many topics that, despite their importance, I just never seem to get around to covering as well as I’d have liked to. An example of that is music. Yeah I know, you look at the long list of artists on my Music On This Blog page and it seems like I’ve done a pretty fair job of covering the music I like. But then something like the recent Kennedy Center Honors comes along and I’m reminded, once again, of just how short that list is in comparison to what it should be!

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Going In Circles…

Cool? Hypnotic? Disturbing? Take your pick, but I think they all apply to the images below. Discovered first on the Visual News blog, I couldn’t resist going to the source to grab a few more…