My good friend, Donald Hughes, sent me this link tonight:
A Spectator’s View of J.F.K.’s Funeral Procession
Donald did the photography for my film, Coffee Therapy. This is a side of Donald I did not know. I knew he was incredibly great to work with, completely competent and talented and hard working
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He: I’m not sure what you said.
She: You didn’t listen.
He: I know.
She: So now you don’t know.
He: I will if you tell me.
She: Repeat it?
She: Double trouble for me and reward you for not listening?
He: If you want me to know what you’re saying.
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I just looked up Breaking Bad on Wikipedia.
I heard about it, for the first time, a couple of weeks ago. Somebody asked me if I had seen it and I thought it was a movie, possibly an HBO series.
Since then I’ve seen it on Facebook constantly and on all the news
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I love this video (from code.org). It reminds me of the good ol’ days, when I was a tech facilitator at the “old” West Rowan Middle School. We had a computer lab with 14 Apple IIe computers. The best thing about the IIe is that, unlike my Apple II Plus at home, it
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After seeing previews, and then a snippet of interview on Charlie Rose, I really wanted to see “The Butler,” and I did.
This was without reading any reviews first, something I almost always do.
I can’t remember being this moved during a movie since Seasbiscuit (another movie I dearly loved, if that tells
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According to infoplease, the top year for births in the USA was 1957. 4,308,000 babies were born that year.
Coming in a close second was the previous year, 1956. That’s the year I was born.
All year I’ve been meaning to write about being 56 years old and being born in ’56. These
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I’ve been in going-to-The Manor-movie-mode lately and have seen some good ones. Here are the micro reviews:
Mud: Odd story. A bit of suspense and the ending delivers. It works.
Frances Ha: Loved the way it was shot. Very inventive, pleasing sense of place. Cool characters. The premise was a bit weak for
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Scotty Mitchell died on Wednesday. Tennis players in Salisbury (a.k.a. great friends) will miss him mightily.
As a player, he had an amazing forehand crosscourt return of serve. The angle was so sharp it made one wonder how the ball could realistically get over the net.
In my 20′s and
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Yesterday afternoon, I was visiting with Kim Hinson at his shop, German Imports, in Kannapolis.
We had been talking for a good while, about a wide variety of topics: business, money, illness, health, stress, life, death, family, the past, the present, and the future.
Kim’s full of ideas and insights — always entertaining
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A conclusion to a controversial blog post and picture I posted last week. The verdict is in: