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7 DECADES SERIES BY THE NUMBERS ENDING THE 1980S 19B
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      2 comments

ODDS AND ENDS CLOSING THE 1980S DECADE Between New Year's Day, 1980--"I am at home eating pizza with salad--no plans" and New Year's Eve 1989--"10th day of work in a ... Read more
7 DECADES SERIES BY THE NUMBERS ENDING THE 1980S 19A
Monday, November 26, 2012      3 comments

A lot happened to me in the 1980s and I can probably sum it up in numbers and statistics. CAR : red Caprice Chevy convertible--bought for $2,500 in 1981--sold it in 2004-... Read more
SUNDAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE PART 14
Sunday, November 25, 2012      1 comments

It looks like I will have to be around for another 7-10 years as that is how long it will take 'my' avocado tree to bear fruit. We have a tree in the yard behind my building that provided us with about 75 avocados last season. I decided to plant... Read more
MOTHER NATURE VERSUS SANTA CLAUS
Saturday, November 24, 2012      2 comments

For the sixth year in a row, the city has decked lamp posts and trees along beachside roadways with custom-designed LED lighting. This year, more than 50,000 lights shimmer... Read more
"LIFE OF PI"--A MOVIE REVIEW
Friday, November 23, 2012      7 comments

The 90 minutes in the center of the 2 hours and 6 minutes of the movie “Life of Pi” is stunning movie magic by the director Ang Lee. his director of photography, Claudi... Read more
THANKSGIVING MEMORIES PAST AND PRESENT
Thursday, November 22, 2012      3 comments

It's been a long time since I cooked a dinner like this--did most of it last night, roasting the turkey at 225 degrees in the oven when I went to sleep and waking up to a coo... Read more
GETTING THINGS OFF MY CHEST AND OTHER PLACES
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      2 comments

1. I am well aware this is going to be very hard for me to follow but it is ugly reading political blogs anymore. There were two posts by rabid Gaza followers who ranted and... Read more
7 DECADES SERIES TYING UP THE 80S PART 18B
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      1 comments

One never knows the twists and turns, the fates of life, until they happen. This had been a second marriage for both Flo and Ritchie and I knew the latter had grown kids. I re... Read more
7 DECADES SERIES TYING UP THE 80S PART 18A
Monday, November 19, 2012      1 comments

THE 1980S CONSISTED OF THE LATTER PART OF MY 5TH DECADE AND THE FIRST HALF OF MY 6TH AND LIKE EVERY DECADE, BEFORE AND AFTER, THERE WERE MINUSES AND PLUSES. *************... Read more
SUNDAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE PART 13
Sunday, November 18, 2012      2 comments

This Sunday series is to show not only my love for Mother Nature and Florida but also the Gateway apartments in Fort Lauderdale where I live with 232 trees on 8 acres with 32... Read more
"MY" GATEWAY SUBWAY RESTAURANT--A REVIEW
Saturday, November 17, 2012      3 comments

For fast food subs Subways are the best with fresh foods, wide choice of breads and additions. The service is fast paced and all the employees plus, I think he is, the franch... Read more
"LINCOLN"--A MOVIE REVIEWW
Friday, November 16, 2012      6 comments

Daniel Day-Lewis IS Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and gives a riveting portrait that certainly will be remembered comes awards time. Matched in his... Read more
HAIR, HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE PART 2
Thursday, November 15, 2012      2 comments

As men grow older and their hairlines recedes their hair grows longer down the back and you see braids, pigtails, flowing locks--just like the old man wearing gold chains around their neck and their shirts unbuttoned to their waste--they l... Read more
HAIR, HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE PART 1
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      2 comments

Anacoana posted a blog about men with mustaches and such which started some conversation about hair--I've been through it all--a mustache--a mustache and beard--a beard--a full beard--a Van Dyke--a clean face--long hair, short hair, a crew cut a... Read more
"MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"--TOURING COMPANY REVIEW
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      1 comments

On December 4, 1956, two stars, Johnny Cash (Scott Moreau) and Elvis Presley (Cody Slaughter) are joined by almost has-been Carl Perkins (Lee Ferris) and star to be Jerry ... Read more

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