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Personal musings and observations.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

For some time now I’ve been enjoy the book, ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas‘ by Les Standiford. The subtitle is ‘How Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits.’ As I have felt compelled this holiday season to write my own Christmas tale — and in Dicken’s serial format nonetheless […] Continue reading →

Beyond the Mirror

I was looking on Facebook today and noticed that a good friend of mine, Trampas Whiteman, has posted the following: Have you ever thought about unfriending someone because something they like (that you don’t like) shows up in your news feed over and over? As I read this, I notice that my facebook page on […] Continue reading →

Oscilations, Politics & Story

On Facebook the other day, I clicked on ‘like’ Mitt Romney. One of my friends on Facebook responded to my like with “Are u frickin kidding me? Romney?? REALLY???” Well, yes … really. Now I want to be clear. The fact that Lindsay Lohan has endorsed Mitt Romney for President in no way informed my […] Continue reading →

The Spirit of Christmas

When I was a boy, I loved Christmas at my Grandfather’s house. We were living in Las Vegas, Nevada at the time while my father was trying to establish an educational television system in that state. But my grandparents on my father’s side, whom I knew as Grampa Sam and Nanny, lived in their home […] Continue reading →

We Sing the Ideal

Laura and I have been watching the ABC television series ‘Once Upon a Time‘ here in the United States. It is about an Evil Queen in a fantasy world filled with fairytale characters all of whom she curses with the most terrible of magical spells … condemning them to live their lives in our reality […] Continue reading →

War on Horror

It is that haunting time of year. October brings with it a heightened interest in the macabre. My daughter, Tasha, is currently moonlighting (a somehow appropriate term) in a local ‘Haunted Circus’ attraction in our community where tents and an unending chain of connected semi trailers — sort of a portable haunted house — are […] Continue reading →

When a Dancer Falls

The beautiful woman on the left. I’d like to introduce you to her … her name is Laurie Payne. Laurie was born with a passion for the arts. She received a BA from BYU in Theatre Secondary Ed, with a Dance Teaching Minor. She grew up performing and learning stage craft under the mentoring of […] Continue reading →