Category ENTERTAINMENT BITS

Canada: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

So 2017 looks like quite the year for landmark anniversaries!  My LA Kings turn 50.  It’s the 100th anniversary of the NHL and of independent Finland – a country from which half my ancestors and plenty of great NHLers hail.  It’s also Canada’s 150 birthday! To celebrate “The True North’s” sesquicentennial, I’m doin’ a list! […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

THE LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION BIT (PART 2)

My last post covered trips to locations where two of my favorite TV shows were shot.  This time, I’m going to the movies!  And where I had planned to hit the towns of Roslyn and Portmeirion because of their “industry” connections, finding both history and Hollywood in Salzburg, Austria and Arrow Rock, Missouri was a pleasant surprise – and […]

THE LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION BIT (PART 1)

Okay, FYI?  My apartment is pretty near this hill – and right on the other side of it (by the media tower) is the famous Hollywood sign!  So it’s kind of fair to say I moved to LA over 20 years ago to seek my Tinseltown fortune and have ended up living just on the backside of the dream… I hope […]

THE RED LINE THROUGH TIME BIT

I always look forward to the 4th of July! And what’s my favorite way to honor our breaking away from England to try something completely new?  It’s to keep up tried and true traditions like eating too much picnic food, listening to marches by John Philip Sousa, “ooh”-ing and “ahh”-ing over fireworks – and watching the movie 1776.  This […]

THE TESSERA WITH TRIBBLES

Okay, there’s something I really feel I need to get out in the open: I’m a Star Trek fan.  Kind of a big one. So, there it is.  Booyah! That just may be the sound of my being hit by the door on the way out and back over the velvet roped boundary of coolness.  Ah, well.  I think it’s important to be truthful here – and the truth of […]