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A bit of Flatiron history

Some readers might recognize these rock formations as The Flatirons, a Boulder, Colorado, landmark. Symbol of the city, they rise from the foothills just southwest of town and are visible from miles away. (Weather permitting, they can be seen with… Read More ›

Ah, typewriters

  Anyone my age, and certainly any former editor/writer my age, will recall some years spent pounding the keys of a manual typewriter. Mine was a Royal portable, and it was definitely a hate/hate relationship. You see, I didn’t take… Read More ›

When iceboxes were cool

Before electric refrigerators were introduced, Americans used iceboxes. Those of you more than a few years younger than I probably never had one and frankly, I don’t particularly remember the one my family had. What I do remember is the iceman who… Read More ›

Share the ‘Joy’

According to the YouTube notes, “Joy” is one of the best instrumentals of all time, and I agree. (I owned all the instrumentals.) It’s from the British studio group Apollo 100 and features keyboardist Tom Parker. “Joy” (1972) made it… Read More ›

Daddy was a Disney star

Even people my age cannot recount the earliest days of Walt Disney’s remarkable career. At best, we remember his animated hits of the 1940s and ’50s. Films like Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1943), Song of the South (1943), Alice… Read More ›