Monthly Archives: June 2009

“Is print media dead?”

From what I heard on MSNBC this morning, The Aspen Institute is taking up this question. As someone with printer’s ink in my blood — some paternal ancestors included book binder, newspaper boy, printers, and publishers — I hope print … Continue reading

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Is Portland, Ore., the next Hollywood?

Maybe. A local news channel is reporting about a number of movies currently using Portland as their stage. Plus, Daniel Baldwin (yes, one of those Baldwin brothers) might base an entertainment production company in Portland. I lived in Hawai’i during … Continue reading

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Heat wave

I just missed the heat wave currently sweltering parts of the Midwest. Usually my timing with Indiana’s weather is off. But not this time.¬†Oh, no. Does that mean a heat wave is heading to the Pacific Northwest? That would just … Continue reading

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Remembering a lady

On Thursday, June 25, 2009, Marylinn S.H. of New Haven, Ind., died at the age of 84. Marylinn was the mother of Sharon S., a friend of mine who died in 1974. I was 15 years old. I knew Sharon … Continue reading

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Death times three

Fact or fiction? Celebrity deaths occur in threes. The superstition was factual this week: (1) Ed McMahon, television announcer, died at age 86 on Tuesday, June 23, 2009; (2) Farrah Fawcett, actress, died at age 62 on Thursday, June 25, … Continue reading

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The Duck of Allen County

My Baby-Baby Brother and Girlfriend have a new addition to their Indiana home. A duck. A fake duck. A fake, concrete duck. A fake, concrete, lawn ornament duck. A fake, concrete, lawn ornament duck wearing clothes and a wig. Duck’s … Continue reading

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Economy class vs. first class

Sign observed outside a Gresham, Ore., travel agency: “You Fly First Class Or Your Heirs Will.” You just know there’s a story behind that quote. Note to my heirs: I can’t afford first class now so you’ll have nothing to … Continue reading

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