Tag Archives: Film and Television

The Bit About (or The One With) a Fountain

Hey, Happy Almost 4th of July! I expect lots of us in the US are heading out this long weekend to enjoy life, be at liberty from work, and happily pursue some deep Independence Day discounts! There will be picnicking and barbecuing, parades and band concerts, and whether it’s an orchestrated extravaganza or an unsanctioned […]

The Poppies in My Lapel Bit

I slumbered while we cruised the Dardanelles… I can’t believe it’s already (nearly) November! And within this eleventh month is the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day” – a time and date set aside to mark the end of World War I.  As the distance between us and that moment nears a century and several […]

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 […]