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I am a nostalgic reader. What I mean by that is that I fondly relive my youth by re-reading books that I enjoyed as a child. This time of year being October has scary stories swirling around in my mind like spinning leaves caught in the Autumn breeze. Enter Scholastic […]

Rocky Hurwood Author Show


magical musical thing toys
I don’t remember ever being disappointed waking up on xmas morning. I look back now on those frosty mornings filled with toys with such great memories.  I thought it would be great to share some of the greatest presents I ever received.  Maybe some of these bring back great memories for you […]

Toys of Xmas Past


bellamy salute pledge
The pledge of allegiance was written by the socialist minister and magazine editor Francis Bellamy in 1892 for a nationwide public school celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.  Bellamy was a well-known “Christian Socialist” whose […]

Pledge to Know the Facts


I am not just a computer geek but I am a geek on many levels. I am a beer geek, a music geek, a high-definition geek, a book geek, and I finally a movie geek. Lately I have been admiring the folks that bring the movies I love to life.   […]

15 Directors that Made me Who I am.



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Part of TV that we usually gloss over or ignore is the proverbial network promo spot that usually takes a small bit of commercial air time in between regularly scheduled programs.  Here in TN I ignore most of these also, save for one.  As a child growing up in the […]

WTVF Holiday Promo Circa 1974


Well, it’s my birthday on November the 13th.  I always find myself looking to the past when my birthday rolls around. I was born in 1973. I personally have never really looked into the events of my birth year so I thought I would research a bit and share my […]

1973 a Year in Review


September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). Michaelmas, on the 29th is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and is steeped in folklore. It used to be the 7th month of the year if you were a Roman until about 153 BC.  That […]

September, Formerly the 7th Month in the Year


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This will most assuredly be a controversial topic I am about to undertake. Some might say that its on par withtopics such as abortion, the death penalty, and gay rights, all topics of serious debate in todays torrid social climate. Others will say that this a non sequitur. I hope […]

The Smoke Out Cometh