Category Archives: Television

SPOTLIGHT: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Tomorrow evening, my friend, Nicole, and I will get to see the new movie about the life/work of Fred Rogers, more endearingly known to millions as, Mister Rogers. As a young boy, Fred Rogers was not on my radar. Once … Continue reading

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LINCOLN: my reaction

I felt like a kid, tonight.  In fact, it felt like I had the excitement of all my birthdays and Christmases all combined. Quintin and I met Brian Pollock at The Greene to watch the movie I’ve waited several years … Continue reading

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A beautiful February day…

Navi, Chief and Flyer were not about to rouse themselves at 5:00am when The Haasienda began stirring as Quintin showered, and readied himself for a 6:00am rehearsal prior to the MEPA/Bellbrook HS competition. After Quintin left, Mother and I talked … Continue reading

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…Television Families…

This morning I happened to view Matt Lauer’s TODAY SHOW interview/reunion with the actors portraying the family from THE WALTONS.  It was refreshing and uplifting to see these familiar, albeit, older faces.  I found myself smiling throughout the interview as … Continue reading

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A relaxing holiday…

It is Monday, 1:00pm. The end of the restful, and enjoyable holiday weekend is creeping upon us.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were the most perfect days we’ve had in weeks. Saturday was a bit steamy, but not too hateful. Sunday, … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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WE THE PEOPLE – Vote for Ryan Vallo

I discovered this incredible video by one of Dayton’s own young celebrities – Ryan Vallo. I am adding Ryan’s text for those who may not have Facebook accounts. “It’s 2010 and change is EVERYWHERE: our government, our environment, our economy, … Continue reading

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Upon returning from Fairmont’s graduation exercises, and running a few errands with Jose, I curled up in bed with my laptop playing a Netflix instant video on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels – Golden Gate Bridge. Fascinating! If you can … Continue reading

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Catching up…

I now have red impatiens in pots on the front porch, back deck, and scattered in places around the front corner fence. I am behind in getting flowers out, and felt bad since my neighbors next door have this beautiful … Continue reading

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Wednesday…

Yesterday was quite nice. It began at 2:30am when I woke after three hours of sleep – something I have experienced for several weeks. I returned to sleep around 5:00am and barely remember Jose coming in to tell me he … Continue reading

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Letterman's Top Ten…

Very funny! “Top Ten Signs You Have a Bad Stockbroker” 10. Uses the opening bell as alarm clock 9. Tells you to put all your money in his pants 8. Each time he goes on the trading floor, he gets … Continue reading

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"Please, Don't Eat The Daisies!"

Tonight, as I crawled into bed, I discovered one of my favorite movies, PLEASE DONT EAT THE DAISIES is on. This is just a delightful romp with Doris Day, David Niven, and Richard Haydn – best known as “Her Max … Continue reading

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And the actress is…

Agnes Mooreheard! Correctly, and quickly guessed by my friend, Sue Branson. Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an American actress. Although she began with the Mercury Theatre, appeared in more than seventy films beginning with Citizen Kane … Continue reading

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Can you names this actress?

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New television shows…

Tonight as I was ending my last lesson, Joyce Carter, the mother of one of my voice students, asked if I would be watching MODERN FAMILY and THE MIDDLE. I learned these are two comedies that are an absolute riot. … Continue reading

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Betty White on SNL…

Betty White was the host for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this past weekend, and was an absolute hit… Betty White on SNL…

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