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With all the bravado I could muster I left the hotel and my travel companion Angie, the two of us having decided to part company, I to continue some version of our original planned trip to the ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:16 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Previously that summer of 1973 I had made a note in my journal… I missed the 1968 generation. I came too late. That’s when we were still all together moving in the right direction. Now the ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:35 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
As a counterpoint to all the gritty R&B music I had been enthralled by the past months at Western Michigan University, Paul Simon, recently separated from his partner Art Garfunkel, was all over ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
The final book I had to read for my Freshman Reading class that first semester at Western Michigan University was Norman Mailer’s novel An American Dream . It was a story of a war-hero former ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 02:46 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Robert Samuelson, columnist for the Washington Post (and no relation to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson) takes issue with Paul Krugman in an Op-Ed yesterday in which he argues that ...
by acerimusdux
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST with 7 Recommends
My brother is back in town from Mainland China and we were talking about what it was like growing up as children (ages 1-12) in the 1970s. One thing we loved were Saturday mornings, full of high ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 10:35 PM PST with 16 Recommends
The last week of summer finally arrived as it always did, and with some reluctance but also some excitement I left my hometown of Ann Arbor, the place where most of the developmental events of my ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 02:19 PM PST with 2 Recommends
BART transit police wore blazers in the 1970s They now dress in BDUs In September, ...
by annieli
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 01:20 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I've had several stuck in my brain and I would not be doing my duty if I did not share them with my friends here at Daily Kos.... plus I've not done a music diary in a long time. So I give you ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
ClevelandAttorney linked to a recipe for something called Benghazi Salad, so I decided to give it a try. Hop with me over the DelMonte Brand Mandarin Orange Croissant and see the results!
by grumpynerd
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 02:18 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Once Upon a Time, yogurt was supposed to be a SuperFood. People in the '70s, a dark and strange time in our country, had home yogurt makers that we later used when our birds got colds as heaters, ...
by allergywoman
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri May 02, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Reposted from my blog Recently, I saw Respect: A Musical Journey of Women where excerpts of 60 songs, from “ I Will Follow Him ” to " These Boots are Made for Walking " were sung by a cast of ...
by Independent Musings
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 01:36 PM PST with 1 Recommend
No real reason why I am writing about Gilda, I mean the two do not reallt go together, but I thought that since I grew up watching her (Hey, try being from Detroit in the 70s and *not* growing up ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 09:43 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Follow me below the Tang flavored cloud for the 3rd edition of the Decades series, this week focusing on December in the 1970s...
by kalspa
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 08:35 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Being born in 1969 I was too young to catch the Soupy Sales Show when it first aired, but being from Detroit, where his show got its start, and being Jewish, as was Soupy (to my parents they loved ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM PST with 19 Recommends
We all present an image, often people are amazed when they meet us from knowing us only online, how we do not look like (or even act like sometimes) what they pictured we would be like in "real life."
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 06:17 PM PST with 36 Recommends
I wanted to write a diary dedicated to one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time, for the longest times. I am not much of a writer, providing nuance to his life, I'd rather let his works do ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 06:14 PM PST with 65 Recommends
If you caught my post here you would know this week has sucked beyond compare for me. :( Enough griping, I figure I would post a diary of things that made me happy when I grew up, to try to make ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 08:30 PM PST with 16 Recommends
One of my favorite television shows of all time is All in the Family. I remember growing up, watching it with my parents and then talking about the episodes afterwards. I grew up in your typical ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 08:17 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Nothing beats television shows from the 1970s, unless you're talking television shows from the 1960s maybe. :) And often the best part of the TV show is the introduction, in which the plot/...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 155 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 05:36 PM PST with 27 Recommends