5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day One

5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day One “Marley was dead, to begin with.”  These six words may be, at least, one of the most famous lines in all of literature.  In 1843 Charles Dickens was short on funds.  In order to help himself make the money he needed, he came up with the idea …

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First Day of Winter December 21

Winter means many things different people.  For some it is the best season of the year.  The thoughts of snow and cold, ice and winds bring smiles to many a face.  For others those same thoughts bring a feeling of melancholy.  The cold weather and the short days, as well as the snow and ice …

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Thanksgiving is The Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving is The Fourth Thursday in November The United States of America was the first nation in the world to proclaim a national holiday for giving thanks, but it may not have happened the way you think it did. It did start with the Pilgrims.  Some of the first settler in the “New World” we …

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The Rings of Power Episodes I & II Review

Rings of Power – Episodes One and Two Review Let’s start with the fact that I am a Tolkien fan. I’m not a Tolkien scholar. I have read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and bits and pieces of the other works published by Tolkien after his death by his son Christopher. …

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Preview

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power The first episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will air on Amazon Prime on September 1, 2022. Or should I say the first two episodes as Amazon airs two episodes on its premiere date. The balance of the 8 episode season …

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The How Of Pooh

Winnie the Pooh will turn 100 years old in 2025.  It was on Christmas Eve 1925 that he made his first appearance in The London Evening News in a short story titled The Wrong Sort of Bees.  In 1926 a collection of short stories was published simply titled Winnie The Pooh and the legends began. […]

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The Goldbergs Debuts on Television January 1949

There seems to be a debate as to when The Goldbergs made it’s television debut on   the NBC network.  The split is between January 10th and January 17th of 1949.  Whatever date the show actually debuted that was not the beginning of the story of The Goldbergs.  The Story of the Goldbergs starts at the […]

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