When did it happen?

Someone asked me recently when it happened? It started with Newt Gingrich and his Republican Party when he first shut down the federal government in 1995 and then again in 1995-1996. Gingrich, of all people, marked the death of the… Read More ›

Post-apocalyptic Movies

The term “post-apocalyptic” is very broad and very deep. It includes movies and TV shows and covers everything from zombie invasions or plagues through to romantic comedies or even tear-jerker romance movies. There are a lot of monsters, apes, zombies,… Read More ›


Today I learned that Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (b. 1946) both wrote and starred in “Rocky” (1976). He was 29-years-old when he wrote the screenplay. It was the highest-grossing movie of 1976 and won three Oscars. “Rocky” won Best Picture,… Read More ›

The Mighty Platte

  If you’re looking for a tasteful North American river, I would recommend the Platte~     It doesn’t have the majestic reach of the Mackenzie or the Mississippi, nor the vice presidential/ silver medal aspects of the Snake, the Ohio… Read More ›

It was a Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) (left), Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) (center) and William Burroughs (1914-1997) are considered to be the three main Beat writers.       This Is The Beat Generation by John Clellon Holmes The New York Times Magazine, November 16,… Read More ›