Tag Archives: 1988

Nutcracker Nonsense

March 25, 2019   Nutcracker Nonsense I just watched Disney’s 2018 movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and I was disappointed. To be fair, I had pretty high hopes for it. When I was in 6th Grade we did a … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes

  Halloween Costumes When I was four my mother took a picture of me next to a scarecrow she’d made and placed on the porch. This was at our apartment on Broadway, so it must have been around 1979. I … Continue reading

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Dracula: The Vampire and The Critics

Dracula: The Vampire and Critics Edited by Margaret L Carter, 1988 Themes of Racial Purity and the Terror over Race are in Dracula. There is the subtext Darwinian struggle of Global Politics in Dracula.  Britain had imperial opposition during Stoker’s … Continue reading

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Las Cruces 2016

Las Cruces Las Cruces is the City of Crosses.  It is 3,908 feet above sea level.  The Rio Grande provides the Mesilla Valley with water for agriculture.  It has an estimated population of 101,643. It is 56% Hispanic or Latino, … Continue reading

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The Two Towers

The Two Towers Sometimes a moment will be crystallized in time. Occasionally when I read a book, the memory of where and when I first read it will stick with me. Such is the case for The Two Towers. I … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts Lena Olin is a Swedish actress who might be best known for playing Sydney Bristow’s scheming mother. Before she was a super-spy, she stared in The Unbearable Lightness of Being with Juliette Binoche back in 1988. She was … Continue reading

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Real Genius

Real Genius Val Kilmer Val Kilmer came to my attention in the movie Willow. His long black locks and killer sword wielding skills were incredibly attractive. Not to mention he was smart, sarcastic and down right funny at times. His … Continue reading

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Scandal

Scandal: Joanne Whalley I fell in love with Joanne Whalley in the move Willow. I wanted her long wavy red locks and her ability ride horses, shoot bows and arrows and sword fight. And she got to kick and then … Continue reading

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George Lucas

George Lucas George Lucas came to my attention in 1988. That was the year that I saw Willow. I knew of him from Star Wars. Although I liked Star Wars, it hadn’t captured my imagination like Willow did. Star Wars … Continue reading

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More Mark-Paul

 More Mark-Paul The first magazine article I read about the teen idol Mark-Paul Gosselaar was in People Magazine. They did a two page article about him in 1990.  It was all about how fame took its toll.   And how being … Continue reading

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