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Archive for January, 2013

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

rot5It was my 41st birthday on October 2, 2012, but so far the morning had been spent in the rather bleak location of the concentration camp of Dachau, Germany. Things began to look up a bit as we left there around noon and headed north along the so-called Romantic Road that weaves through 220 miles of the Bavarian region of southern Germany. We picked up the road near its most southern point and followed in nearly 3/4 of the way, stopping about two and a half hour later, arriving in Rothenburg ob der Tauber (which translates as “red fortress above the Tauber”). Bryan & Erine had been here before so staying in this cool Medieval city for the evening had been their recommendation. Read the rest of this entry »

Three More of the “Halloween” Cast

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

hw7As some previous postings have mentioned, a recent  Horrorhound Weekend show in Indianapolis was comprised mostly of actors and actresses from the Halloween franchise – which all centered around the appearance of Jamie Lee Curtis at the show. I attended on Saturday, November 17, 2012, and was happy to take advantage of meeting the bulk of those present. You’ve already seen the postings on Jamie Lee herself, as well as two of the actors who portrayed the original killer Michael Myers. This posting will feature three of the performers who had starred in the original 1978 classic Halloween film. Read the rest of this entry »

Bruce Glover

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

glover1I’m embarassed to say that I didn’t know who Bruce Glover was at the time that he was announced to be a guest at the Hollywood Show on January 12, 2013. He was there as part of a reunion of James Bond related co-stars, girls, and villians – but I was mostly intrigued that he is the father of the iconic and unusual Crispin Glover. I imagined that he might be equally strange and thus put home on my list of celebrities to meet and greet. In fact, he was the first one I encountered at the show, and thus the first celebrity of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Me

Friday, January 25th, 2013

fdrWhatever your opinion of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, I think we can all agree that his presidency was unlike any other. Logistically setting it far apart from any President before or since his administration was the simple fact that he was elected to four terms, which is two more than any other President ever would be. His role as our nation’s 32nd leader from 1933-1945 came during some of the most trying times in our country’s history. Through his Fireside Chats, he offered hope to the American people through his direction and intense social reform, many programs of which still resonate today. Then he saw the Allied Powers through nearly all of World War 2, before dying in office and passing the torch to his Vice-President Harry S. Truman. It is little wonder that the public loved him so dearly to elect him even in the gravest of health, having never publically seen the man walk on his two polio-stricken legs. Read the rest of this entry »