Tag Archives: California

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Rachel Carson, 1962 Silent Spring begins with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities where the use of DDT had caused damage to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural … Continue reading

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Joan Didion: Conversations and Essays

Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations Edited by G. Friedman, 1984 Introduction: Play It As It Lays shows a preoccupation with existentialism. She examines the nothingness of the void as in Sartre and Camus—particularly The Myth of Sisyphus.  Kierkegaard She does … Continue reading

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Saved By The Bell

Saved By The Bell I actually first saw Saved By The Bell when it was called Good Morning Miss Bliss on the Disney Channel back in 1987. I liked Haley Mills and knew her from The Parent Trap, That Darn … Continue reading

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Sons of Anarchy

November 10, 2013 Anarchy Anarchy generally means a society without a publicly enforced government. Anarchism centers around the idea that the state is immoral, corrupt and not to be trusted. Like any philosophy, it has a spectrum swinging from Individualism … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High

Sweet Valley High Ana and I watched Season 1 Disc 3 of Sweet Valley High on DVD.  I remembered catching the show a couple of times on a Saturday or a Sunday, but I never knew its regular time slot.  … Continue reading

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Origins of Oz

Origins of Oz As a child I loved reading about the land of Oz. Although unique in that it was the first truly American Fairy Tale, there appears to be more to it.  I took an interest in New Age … 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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