Monthly Archives: June 2022

When His Need for Speed Turned Deadly, Too

Paul Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) Do you think James Dean and Paul Walker are connected? Besides them both dying in a Porsche, that is. Let’s look at Paul, first: The timing is supposedly from Paul’s birth … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots of this Pivotal WWII Moment

Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II where Nazi Germany and its allies unsuccessfully fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (later renamed to Volgograd) in Southern Russia. … Continue reading

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Homelessness: an Incentive to Succeed?

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) For some reason, I avoided watching this film until last weekend. I always wondered why. I suspect it was the basis of the storyline: a man and his five-year-old son trying to succeed in a … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XVI

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon (June 23, 2013) On this day in 2013: Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. The previous June, I had watched Nik Wallenda cross Niagara … Continue reading

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The Day Elvis Met Col. Tom Parker

February 6, 1955 As I’m sure you are all aware, there’s a new Elvis biopic coming out tomorrow in most theatres. First of all, let’s meet the Colonel: Tom Parker (June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) This birth time … Continue reading

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I Finally Followed the Clues:

This Mourning Dove is Widowed There usually is a pair of mourning doves who inhabit our environment. (This shot from early 2019 is of the female, as she watches her mate search for seeds on the deck, below) The other … Continue reading

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It’s Taken More than Sixty-Five Years to Get Over It

Raven and Me In late summer, 1956, I was bitten by a German Shepherd. I was six years of age. It was traumatic to me, especially since I had been farmed out to the Duff family in New Lowell, while … Continue reading

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How Appropriate for Father’s Day…

Our Dad Shows Up in My Dream Last Night Having had a very busy day, yesterday, attending a family wedding (which was surprisingly emotional for me), I resolved to have a good night’s sleep, but also to remember whatever my … Continue reading

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The Stars “Fell” on That Fateful Morning

November 12, 1833 We know now that it was a meteor shower, but at the time they presumed it was the end of the world. The time was ‘just before dawn’. So, I have chosen 6:30 am local time in … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reassess His Role as Trump’s VP

Michael Pence (June 7, 1959) I always presumed Mike Pence was Donald Trump’s yes-man. After yesterday’s January 6 Select Committee hearing, aired live on CNN for three hours, I have come to appreciate the man himself. The timing of this … Continue reading

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