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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Father Figure

“Mad Jack” was the kindest and most accurate nickname our family could think of for my father. Although circumstances of his death remain slightly shaded in mystery, it did appear he had a stroke, or something similar, in December 2006 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: On This Day in 2012

I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.   Naturally, I have, upon occasion, been sucked heartfirst into the artificial hoopla.  Years ago, I dated a woman with the last name of Valentine, and you better believe that attention … Continue reading

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Video: “The First Reel”

  In 1895, with the emergence of the film industry, there came the emergence of the film actor.  Discovered in 2010, this may be the first “actor reel” in existence.  

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“The Observatory” Introduction

I am hosting the readthrough of “The Observatory” tonight and, in preparation, I wanted to jot down a couple of notes with which I could introduce the “mind” of the piece.  These notes conspired to become a full presetnation, which, … Continue reading

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