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Sayonara for Now

November 23, 2008 2 Comments

Sayonara for Now Well, friends, my on-again-off-again relationship with FamilyFirst that has lasted ten years is, I'm sorry to say, off again. The company which owns this blog has decided to go a different direction, which doesn't include me. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. And I hope ... continue reading...

Take Me Back to the Sixties

November 6, 2008 No Comments

Take Me Back to the Sixties As you probably know, I'm all about nostalgia. My I remember JFK site has been a labor of love for two years now, and the site's basic premise is nostalgia, specifically of the Baby Boomer flavor. Today's FamilyFirst pick is a flash movie that runs about five minutes. It's called T... continue reading...

Wikipedia: Mozilla Firefox

September 13, 2008 No Comments

Wikipedia: Mozilla Firefox Today's FamilyFirst pick will combine two of my favorite things: Wikipedia, and Firefox. Wikipedia, YOUR encyclopedia, is the source for much of the research that I use for my Boomer nostalgia blog. If you type a search subject into Google, odds are that Wikipedia's entry on the subj... continue reading...

100 Acorns

June 13, 2008 No Comments

100 Acorns Today's FamilyFirst pick is a site to keep an eye on. First of all, let me tell you how I found it. I had a tremendous spike of traffic yesterday at my Boomer nostalgia blog, I Remember JFK, for this particular page. Further investigation revealed that the StumbleUpon folks were blitzing John Lenno... continue reading...

Firefox Facts

April 3, 2008 1 Comment

Firefox Facts OK, just the facts, ma'am. The facts are these: Firefox rocks. It has also taken back a big chunk of the web browsing that Internet Explorer stole away beginning in 1995. Prior to that, we either used Mozilla, Netscape, or even AOL's browser. But Ie was packaged into Windows 95 and subsequent ve... continue reading...

PC Magazine

March 26, 2008 No Comments

PC Magazine Ah, the auld days. I remember sitting in an excited frenzy back in 1993 with my shiny new PC, knowing that I was a member of an elite group known as a home PC user. Part of the mystique was a subscription to PC Magazine. PC has been a part of the home computer scene since the 70's. Once upon a tim... continue reading...

James Best

January 16, 2008 1 Comment

James Best Perhaps you've heard of James Best. Perhaps you haven't. But I'm betting you've seen him, especially if you watch Nick at Night. James Best was (he's still around, just retired) was a character actor. He played in over 600 TV episodes as a tough in shows like Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show, Bonan... continue reading...

Jean Shepherd Archives

October 1, 2007 3 Comments

Jean Shepherd Archives Man, what a sheltered life I've led. A couple of weeks ago, a visitor at my I Remember JFK nostalgia site suggested that I write a column about Jean Shepherd. I went "Who?" Well, I am now a dyed-in-the-wool fan of this absolutely captivating radio storyteller. Jean Shepherd was born i... continue reading...

Dreams of Space

August 30, 2005 No Comments

Dreams of Space Travel to outer space has long been a dream of mankind's. Before there were planes and trains and rocket ships, the desire to go "out there" has been on the minds of both young and old. This desire was reflected in our entertainment medium. Movies and books about space travel were very comm... continue reading...

The Beatles in Portland

August 24, 2005 3 Comments

The Beatles in Portland Ask anyone what the names John, Paul, George and Ringo mean, and you may get a 1) a blank stare, 2) a blank stare followed by a smile, or 3) a loud scream and yell. In case you didn't know, those are the names of the members of the greatest rock-n-roll band of all time, The Beatles. T... continue reading...

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