Tag Archives: the 80’s

Mount St. Helens: an Act of God?

Mount St. Helens Erupts (May 18, 1980 @ 7:32 am PDT) There are some memories that you never forget. This one happened 40 years ago. We were living in Vancouver, BC at the time. At about 7:30 that Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Protected: Too Bad (a Personal Memoir)

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And Speaking of Going “Back in Time”…

Back to The Future Trilogy (1985-1990) This is my second attempt to write this post. I’m not sure what happened to the first one. Maybe if I went back in time, I could see what I did wrong. (See what … Continue reading

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When Barbra Met Barry

Guilty It was a matchup made in Heaven. These two giants of the music world made a hit album together. It was the staged Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper “Shallow” moment of the 80’s. See for yourself:   And if I had … Continue reading

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Vancouver Christmas Lights 1984

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Great TV Themes throughout the 80’s

Crockett’s Theme (Miami Vice)   Quantum Leap   Greatest American Hero   Cheers   Taxi   Hill Street Blues   Magnum, P.I.

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80’s, 90’s and 00’s Workout Videos

Maniac (1983) This song was intended as a horror picture soundtrack entry. But it got ‘accidentally’ sent to the music director of the film Flashdance instead. After the lyrics were rewritten, a classic workout video was born. (Jennifer Beals didn’t … Continue reading

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Compromised: Canada’s Tainted Blood

Unspeakable (CBC) It might seem a strange title, but the horror of having your son, already suffering from haemophilia, suddenly contract AIDS and begin to die is exactly that: unspeakable. The TV drama sets out to explain how it all … Continue reading

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It Must Be the Christmas Season

Die Hard (1988) With so many Hallmark Christmas movies on television at the present, it makes a refreshing change to go back to this one from the late 80’s. Sappy, it is not. Spicy, maybe. But mostly fruity, with the … Continue reading

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ACUIA: the Foreign Exchange Caper

Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors When I was the Internal Auditor/Accounting Supervisor of the North Shore Credit Union, I was a member of a group of Internal Auditors. This was in the first half of the 1980’s . We … Continue reading

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