Tag Archives: 70’s

The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018) Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to … Continue reading

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I Wonder Who’s Kissinger Now?

This joke got stuck in my head this morning as I was waking up. That’s usually a sign that something is about to happen. And it will probably be about Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s peace negotiator in the early 1970’s. By … Continue reading

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One Mustn’t Mock the Afflicted Even in (a) Play

Bankrupture (1978) A bit ahead of the curve, I chose this title for my play about banking and being bankrupt. Now, the word is fair game for everyone, 43 years later. In the play, I discuss what working in a … Continue reading

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A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

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Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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Rocking the Housewife Vibe

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941 – September 29, 2020) This might seem a strange post to anyone who follows me here on WordPress, but it’ll make some sense when you read on. I watched I Am Woman on Netflix last … Continue reading

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It All Depends on Your Perspective

The Parallax View (1974) When posting a photo on Facebook of a small bug on my window pane, today, I used the terms perspective and perception, relating the bug’s point-of-view to our limited understanding of what goes on in the … Continue reading

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Attention!

Tense: A frown was forming Over a worried eye.   “Nonsense,” Says the tongue, warming To a hurried cry;   Yet the teeth began grittin’ As the splintered nails were bitten;   The neck became strained and cruel As its … Continue reading

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Remember Christmas Days

Remember Christmas Days   Remember Christmas Days when we were young, When Jack Pine’s boughs hung heavy, bright with lights, While children braved the clear, yet frosty, nights And meaning gave to each glad carol sung.   Inside the home, … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Angels

There seems to be some synchronicity at work here. On Thursday night, a television program called “This is Farrah Fawcett” was aired, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her fight with cancer. Then last night, the second movie, “Charlie’s Angels: Full … Continue reading

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