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Where Everybody Knows Another Name

The first time I heard about this tv show set in a Boston bar it was on a news broadcast in 1982.  It was news of course, because I lived in the Boston area and it was a cool thing.  Every time I see the second episode of Cheers titled "Sam's Women", the clip they... Continue Reading →

Renaissance on Ice

Ren·ais·sance man noun a person with many talents or areas of knowledge. a man who does everything and does it well. Of course everyone knows that in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviet Union and went on to win gold.  However, what captured the lion's share of my attention... Continue Reading →

Snowbound & Down

Huddling inside and surrounded by snow, I typically look to movies or tv shows to provide warmth and comfort.  A heavy dose of Jack Daniels doesn't hurt either.  But, what about the actual characters in those shows who are taking shelter from the elements?  There are quite a few memorable episodes like that, and some... Continue Reading →

Polar Express…It’s About Time

To understand my love of the movie Polar Express, you need to know about the first time I watched it.  It happened one Christmas several years back while visiting family in South Carolina.  On the very last day of our stay, time was winding down and the dread of saying goodbye began to seep into... Continue Reading →

Oh, UGG

I think I'm getting a new pair of UGG slippers for Christmas and you have no idea how happy that makes me.  I'm currently on my second pair of these things.  This most recent set I bought about two and a half years ago.  It's been great, it's been fun, but it's time to move... Continue Reading →

Snow Way

The first snow fall of the year has arrived.  I haven't really tracked this storm like I've done in the past.  I am still excited about the prospect of snow, though.  This has been true ever since the day I realized that you can get out of school with a proper and well timed snowfall.... Continue Reading →

We Aren’t Who You Thought We Were

I am a New England Patriots fan.  That probably means you hate me.  You might even think that makes me an ass.  That's okay, I don't mind.  Most of us don't, despite our persistent efforts to correct your misconceptions.  We are used to being treated this way.  It's been roughly ten years of abuse in... Continue Reading →

Actually Love, Love Actually

I really do love this movie.  But, it's not one of the Holiday movies that I watch over and over again.  I honestly don't think I can without getting emotionally drained.  It's the ending that does it to me.  First the characters we've gotten to know in the film come together to hug, kiss and... Continue Reading →

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