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An Unconventional Way to Help You Address Your Life Issues

December 16, 2010 No Comments

An Unconventional Way to Help You Address Your Life Issues “Look into my eyes…” What do you think of when you hear that?  A gypsy fortune teller? The traveling apothecary salesman from “The Wizard of Oz”? Patrick Jane, the main character of the hit show “The Mentalist”? Richard Barker ... continue reading...

Branson, Missouri’s History

July 24, 2007 No Comments

Branson, Missouri’s History Okay, time to lighten up. No passionate opinions from yours truly in today's FamilyFirst pick, just some nice, lightweight entertainment. Today's FamilyFirst pick is all about the history of a place that I referred to in my Boomer memory site as “a sleepy Ozark fishing village.” ... continue reading...

PeytonManning.com

February 3, 2007 1 Comment

PeytonManning.com I'm as much into this Super Bowl as I have been for any in memory. It's between two teams that most folks didn't expect to see there. And that's when the game is at its best. And what makes it particularly delightful is that Peyton Manning is finally getting his shot. Now I'm not rotting aga... continue reading...

Don Markstein’s Toonopedia

January 25, 2007 No Comments

Don Markstein’s Toonopedia Well, once again, research for my own gig, I Remember JFK, has led to a FamilyFirst pick. I wrote a column on my memories of the Sunday funnies. That led me to this killer site which is packed with info about strips that have long passed from memory, as well as ones that continue to ... continue reading...

Shutterfly

December 18, 2006 No Comments

Shutterfly Want an easy, free way to share online photos? Check out today's FamilyFirst site. It's called Shutterfly. Here's their mission: In a snapshot, Shutterfly makes it fun and easy to be thoughtful and creative with your memories. From start to finish, we make it easy to enhance, share and store your d... continue reading...

Mea Culpa

October 23, 2006 No Comments

Mea Culpa Never let it be said that I'm too full of myself to admit a mistake. In my piece on Eric Snider dated October 18, I took a broadside shot at Philip Martin, a movie critic for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. I implied that he “delights in walking out on movies.” I went too far in saying that. Mr. ... continue reading...

The Rocketman

June 9, 2006 No Comments

The Rocketman When I was a kid, I was amazed by the sight of a man (on television) who was in a contraption that blasted twin jets and allowed him to soar into the air. I never got that image out of my my mind, and later movies like The Rocketeer helped keep that memory fresh. Then, this week, I read an accou... continue reading...

The Happy Drinking Bird

February 4, 2006 1 Comment

The Happy Drinking Bird When I was a kid, I remember staring for hours in fascination at an amazing creation that belonged to the next-door neighbor: the dippy bird. That little guy would just keep dipping down into a cup of water, going slower and slower, then suddenly faster. It just wouldn't stop! Amazing ... continue reading...

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

March 10, 2005 No Comments

Oregon Shakespeare Festival "To be or not to be, that is the question...". "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo". The above quotes are brought to you by a fading memory, one that grew up only a few miles from the first theatre in the western hemisphere to produce the plays of William Shakespeare on a con... continue reading...

All Aboard the SPS 700

April 29, 2004 1 Comment

All Aboard the SPS 700 Gone are the days of steam locomotives and luxury dining cars, of whistles in the night signaling the arrival of stores and the mail. It is an era gonebye, never to be seen again. Well, almost. Today's FamSite visits a site that shows that the trains of yesteryear are still around, i... continue reading...

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