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We all have memories we’d rather not dwell on. Memories of decisions we’ve made that have haunted us ever since. And I think we all wonder how things might have been different had we, or others, made different choices.

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…

Dreams To Remember…

I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember… Listen to me (I’ve got dreams) Rough dreams (Dreams to remember)… Otis Redding: Dreams To Remember Images via Kids Around the World with their Favorite Toys @ TwistedSifter Images via 21 Roads to Drive Before you Die @ TwistedSifter I want ice water.…

The Circles Of Conflict

“The minefields of life never go away …We just get better at navigating our way through them.” Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) – Necessary Roughness I know it’s hard to tell from the music I post on this blog, but I grew up listening almost exclusively to “Soul” music. However, as a little boy who…

Ride Of Passage

Something lighter, and much more cheerful, for today. In this beautiful video, Ride Of Passage by The Animation Workshop: “Toki’s tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honor and respect. However, this rite of passage does not turn out as planned. With the help…

Amateur Rockets, Oh Yeah!

The National Geographic Channel had an interesting show on earlier tonight, called How Hard Can It Be? I’d seen a little of a previous episode about floating a house with balloons, so I knew was a kind of crazy science show similar to Mythbusters. And when I saw that this episode was called “Homemade Rockets”…

Gingers Need Loving Too!

I’ve been fascinated by red hair for as long as I can remember. I think it has something to do with the “Red” nickname I was stuck with as a very young boy. I’m not sure, exactly, why I was called that, as advanced middle age and many years of brain cell killing activities have…

School Daze!

It’s truly sad how much this hilarious segment from Two and a Half Men reminds me of my actual experiences in Junior High School (Yeah, I’m that old!): That’s so funny! But I’m kinda pissed that they cut off the ending the segment segment – the part that inspired me to go searching for this…