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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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The Use of Glass Mirrors Her Daughter, Picking Up the…

Pieces of Her (2022) At several levels this is not an easy film to watch. The idea that a young woman has lived her first 30 years in witness protection without knowing it does seem surprising, but her mother rarely … Continue reading

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When a Memory Turns into a Nightmare

Requiem (2018) We started watching this eerie series last night on Netflix. Ordinarily, I stay away from ‘gothic thrillers’ but this one has an interesting vibe to it: the classical music in the soundtrack. . In a way, I can … Continue reading

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Has Her Birth Time Been Wrong All This Time?

Norma Jeane’s Live Birth Certificate (June 1, 1926) As I’m reading through the early years of this young lady’s life, I can’t help but wonder if her birth time is off by a couple of hours. My reason: there are … Continue reading

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That Maclean’s Magazine Article I Didn’t Read

People – August 20, 1979 They say that memory is a tricky thing. Yes, I have Mandela effects moments, too. This one was revealed to me by Michele Finney’s first husband, John Brower, in a comment attached to my post … Continue reading

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All About Time: The Film Writer/Director who Is…

Robert Zemeckis (May 14, 1952) We watched “The Polar Express” last night (again), but this time in a six-seater private screening room. What a difference from the cinema version and/or a TV broadcast… Most of the film takes place between … Continue reading

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A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Insights

Playing the Games of Life on a Chessboard Originally written as a poem (“Upon Peace”) in 1965, as a protest about the ways of the world, I adapted it into a play in 1978, using my son (Derek) as the … Continue reading

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Rev. Regent Roxy: Delivering a Message?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act V (Page 30) (Curtain opens with one character on stage: ROXY. He is a short, fat man with a rodund face. He is wearing a light grey suit, with a black shirt. Near where … Continue reading

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J.C. Scolder and Sgt. W.W. Watson: Qui est Corrompu?*

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act II (Page 9) (This time the curtain opens on a slightly different area of the forest. There’s a sign in the middle of the stage: it can be hanging on a tree, or just … Continue reading

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L.M.N. Tree and May Paul: Our Ancestors?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act III (Page 16) (The curtain comes up on yet another area of the forest. Two characters, PAUL and TREE, are engaged in an animated conversation. PAUL is wearing a full-blown green dress, with dark … Continue reading

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