Category Archives: History

A Needed Departure From Christmas Merriment

  *A Longing for the Lost Landline* In the landline world, there was downtime. You left home, you looked around, you saw people, you daydreamed. By Roger Cohen This is a lament for the landline, a rhapsody for its dial tone, … Continue reading

Posted in family, History | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

334 /500

I came across this image on Instagram while I was in Texas. It is a piece of musical history.   The story behind Wild Horses. Rolling Stone Magazine lists it as #334 out of the 500 greatest songs of all … Continue reading

Posted in History, Music of the 1970's | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Birth Of A Modern Language

It was on this date (September 19th) in 1982, a mere 37 years ago, that our modern language found it’s genesis at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Professor Scott E. Fahlman combined a colon, followed by a hyphen and … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Back In The Day

Some of you are old enough to remember when there were actually music videos on MTV. . . back when we still listened to records.   Who else remembers? Here is one of my favorites, Def Lepard,  when Rick Allen … Continue reading

Posted in Back in the day, History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

75 Years Ago

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Flag Factoid

I saw something today that noted that the American flag planted by the Apollo XI crew on the surface of the moon, (or some desert in Arizona for all you conspiracists) cost $5.50 and was purchased at a Sears Department … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lunar Flags, Photographs | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

So That’s How It Works

From the genius of Dr. Albert Schweitzer: “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”. Read about Dr. Schweitzer here and tell me if the world currently has a man or woman like this. He positively impacted … Continue reading

Posted in albert schweitzer, History, music | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

On Worry

“Worry is nothing less than the misuse of your imagination” Ed Foreman. Who else smiles when they see the picture of Alfred E. Neuman and remembers the years of anxiously awaiting the next issue of MAD Magazine? I am sure my … Continue reading

Posted in Art, comedy, History | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The End Of Another Era

Roy Clark died today at the age of 85. Back in 2004, we went to Nashville and scored tickets to the Grand Ol’ Opry and Roy Clark performed as part of the show that night.  I finally got to see … Continue reading

Posted in History, Music of the 1970's | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Ghosts

Earlier today I found the video below on my Youtube page and while it may appear simple and worthless, it struck me as being incredibly significant. Having spent more than half my lifetime engaged in some form of emergency services … Continue reading

Posted in ghosts, History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments