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Up the Sandbox

When asked what my favorite film of all time is, the answer is quite simple…The Empire Strikes Back. As a kid, of course, I didn’t realize that Empire was not directed by George Lucas. He turned the reigns over to Irvin Kershner, a seasoned director but not exactly a big name. Despite being such a…

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Little Fauss and Big Halsy

I’ve only rode on a motorcycle a few times in my life. All of those times were when I visited a small island called Selat Panjang. It’s a part of Indonesia and there are no automobiles there. So, everyone gets around via motorcycle, bicycle, or ricksha. There’s also a lack of traffic laws,so being the passenger…

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Linda Lovelace for President

On April 3, 2002 there was a very serious car accident on a stretch of road just a few miles from my home. Seriously injured in the crash was a woman named Linda Boreman. Sadly, she died of her injuries after being taken off of life support a few weeks later. This story made news…

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Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon

I know that Otto Preminger is probably best remembered as a film director; that’s not how I think of him, though. When I hear his name the first thing that comes to my mind is when he played Mr. Freeze for two episodes of the 1966 Batman series. He wasn’t even that good in the…

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A Man Called Horse

My family and I often enjoy visiting the Denver Art Museum. They have a large and ever-changing collection of art from all over the world. My favorite section of the museum is the section devoted to western art. One painting that always draws my attention is one that is pretty small, but depicts an unusual…

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Wombling Free

I don’t know that I’ve ever really outgrown a lot of movies and TV shows that are created with kids in mind. My obsession with the Muppets should be evidence enough of that. Of course, every nation has it’s own unique creations when it comes to kids entertainment. Being a native of the US, I…