Category Archives: Movies

Telephone Exchanges and Pop Culture

In the early days of the telephone age few people had service, so telephone numbers were short.  As the use of this marvelous invention increased, especially in large cities, longer and longer telephone numbers were required – up to seven … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

The BBC has an article that may interest you if you’ve ever watched Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho.  The article is about five books that are in varying degrees based on actual murders. Another BBC article that you might enjoy … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

On January 1, 1998 works including music, books, films, and plays, published during or before 1922 were in the public domain.  That meant that they could be reproduced, performed, used or modified without restriction.  Works that were copyrighted in 1923 … Continue reading

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Lagniappe

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT I will host Music on the Sunny Side on WBRH-FM radio (90.3 FM and WBRH.org).  During the first hour I’ll feature music by some of the greatest male … Continue reading

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Notes on Books I’ve Recently Read

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Actually Keyes wrote a short story and a novel titled Flowers for Algernon.  The short story was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1959, and the novel was published in … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

After an absence of a few months, I’m back.  There are many more interesting tidbits about books that I hope to bring you during the coming months.  This initial post is dedicated to Mary Nell. — — — — — … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“I’m now 81 and I think the happiest years started between sixty and seventy. Apart from illness and pain with my back and a few things like that, I am much happier now. For one thing, I know how to … Continue reading

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