Tag Archives: California

The Haunting of Hill House 1959

February 22, 1999 The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House was a 1959 book by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1914 in San Francisco. She had been reading and writing all her life. She … Continue reading

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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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California

August 6, 1995 Golden. California always seemed golden to me.  It was a place of sunshine and hope…I remember asking Mom to pack up and move to California when my problems were too much to bear. After endless hours of … Continue reading

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Peak Season

October 7, 2010 Peak Season   Peak season.  It is peak season for the autumn leaves and the perfect time to explore the mountains. We left for the mountains about 11:30am.  We all piled in the suburban, cooler in tow … Continue reading

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