Tag Archives: 60’s

In View of Everything I’ve Learned Recently…

You Only Live Twice (1967) Of all the James Bond films, this is the one that ‘bothered’ me the most. Now I understand why. Past life memory can be a spur to look deeper, but it took something else to … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Another chapter in the history books, this time highlighting injustice in an American courtroom. Let’s face it, it was a media circus, and the participants knew they were on trial for who they were, … Continue reading

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Sonny to Cher: “I Got You, Babe”

Not a particularly happy-looking couple, were they? Have you ever wondered why? Sonny was more than a decade older than Cher, so it holds that he may have played a significant ‘father-figure’ role in her life. She needed a place … Continue reading

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My First Look at James Bond in 1963

This is the second film in the series, but it’s the first one that I saw in the cinema. The photography was so crystal clear, and the scenery, Byzantine: what more could a fella want? Girls? There’s plenty of them, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Have Always Mattered

More Than a Smokescreen I’m convinced that history ‘comes around again’ when the underlying causes of social unrest are not resolved, but only swept under the carpet. The USA is under siege yet again, and during an election year. Billy … Continue reading

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I Knew There Must Have Been More to This…

Scandal (1989) At the time of the Profumo Affair, as it is known, the idea that a ‘call girl’ could be sleeping with a government minister under Harold Macmillan and associating with a Soviet consular official at the same time … Continue reading

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Spiritual Newspeak

The New Age Lexicon I am conversant with these terms. That’s what makes this book so delightful. But because most of the entries are cleverly written and sometimes so ironic, that unless you know what the original purpose of the … Continue reading

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Modern Art: What’s It Worth?

Heartbeat: House Rules (Season 12, Episode 22) This show, as always, is full of nostalgia for the 60’s. And, once in a while, it raises questions about cultural issues. The comedy part of this week’s show (being shown on TVO … Continue reading

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A Climate for Change

United We Stand, Divided We Fall There’s going to be a Global Climate Strike! To us older generations, this is confusing. We thought we only protested war, racial injustice and political fraud. Oh, and the whaling industry. We mustn’t forget … Continue reading

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A Return to the Scene of the Crime

The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe Reading this book is like watching Oliver Stone’s JFK. There were just so many people with axes to grind in 1962 that it seems that MM died as a result of too many ‘irons’ in … Continue reading

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