Monthly Archives | October 2012

Farrah Fawcett painting by Andy Warhol – The Dispute

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Three girls stand in the dust of the playground making a decision as to who is going to be who. We are playing Charlie’s Angels and if you want to bagsy the role of Jill Munroe played by Farrah Fawcett, you had better be quick about it.

My Grandpa and the War – For Remembrance Day

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Ertha Kitt used to scare me. I mean no disrespect to her memory. It was just a stupid little reaction kids have. When you see an adult on TV and you don’t understand them. I saw her once on TV when I was at my grandparents- my Mom’s parents at their apartment. She looked like […]

The Ghost that Haunted Al Capone

Eastern State Penitentiary – where “Jimmy” the ghost that haunted Al Capone first frequented   Al Capone was in Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia for a one year sentence. He was arrested on a concealed weapons charge in May 1929. This was his first jail sentence. Eastern State was also where other prisoners first became […]

Bullying – How many suicides before we do something about it?

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  “I like to point out that our nature is basically compassionate because we are social animals. What brings us together is love and affection.” – Dalai Lama I wrote this blog piece a couple of weeks ago, and I wasn’t going to post it because I hadn’t really felt the need, and I had […]

Halloween as I remember it

My parents had a fair sized garden when we were kids and we had a pumpkin patch in it. For some reason we had a number of years where the patch grew enormous pumpkins. We put it down to my Dad’s seaweed fertilizer that he used to drag up from the beach. Anyway, the pumpkins […]

Lizzie Dean the Jilted Scullery Maid

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  Lizzie Dean was a scullery maid that used to work at the Sun Inn, in Chipping, Preston in the early 1800’s in Lancashire, England. She was a pretty, pleasant girl who used to wear colorful clothing. In 1835 she met a local man of substance who said he loved her. He proposed to her […]

The Pirate Bay – broken but not dead

  DON’T PANIC. If you try to open The Pirate Bay’s site, you will get an error message. This is only temporary, and due to a power outage on its servers, The Pirate Bay team have confirmed, according to Torrent Freak. The Pirate Bay are now saying on their Facebook page that it could be […]