Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Drive Across Time

I drove back in time last weekend. It was a strange sensation. I attended a memorial service in central California for the mother of my friend, Barbara. It involved a three-and-a-half hour drive south and east from the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Boomer Oscar Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz. 1. Who was the 1981 Best Director winner who got his start acting on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis? Warren Beatty, who won for Reds, played Milton Armitage. 2. Among the cast … Continue reading

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Boomer Oscar Quiz

In an effort to bring order to a disordered childhood, I spent a lot of time doing two things: watching television and memorizing trivia. You’d think the latter would be useful, if it encompassed things like the elements in the … Continue reading

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Frustrated With February

When I was a kid, February was okay. There was the whole megilla about everybody in the class having to get valentines (remember those flimsy paper things that would fit in the palm of your hand), but usually you could … Continue reading

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Regrets Only

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the sudden passing my step-mother-in-law, Annelies. As I painfully noted at the time in Expectations, Interrupted, my father-in-law found her in their hot tub. The coroner theorized that she had stood up too … Continue reading

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