Column Chronicles: 2013 Archive
Christmas in Town
December 5, 2013
A long, long time ago, maybe even three "longs," a little boy named Timmy lived in a little town named Town with his family and two arbitrary people.
The world keeps ending
November 28, 2013
As far back as the days of early mankind, there have been wise guys who claim the Earth will be blown up, burned or sucked away into the sky.
Sequel with no original
November 21, 2013
With all the sequels, prequels and parts of literature and featured films forced down our throats, Frank writes of an author who is just plain out of sync.
Deconstructing love and marriage
November 14, 2013
I offer rare excerpts from the Last Will and Testament of Sir Archibald Courtesy, Duke of Whatington and pursuer of philosophical profundity, circa 1845.
The angry poet in autumn
November 7, 2013
No season changes with the subtle brilliance of autumn. Days and nights have different auras about them when summer fades and winter looms.
Time marches on or in some direction
October 31, 2013
Time travel creates many discussions, though some of them make you want to travel to a time when there were no such discussions.
Smiles may not be the key
October 24, 2013
Guys, want to look sexy and get the girl you want to get? Don't smile too much. Look brooding or show some shame instead - just don't wear an eye patch.
The Ronald Reagan I knew
October 17, 2013
I sincerely liked Ronald Reagan before he was President. Ron's son Ron and I were pals since we met at an audition for the Joffrey Ballet.
Odds and ends
October 10, 2013
Here are some odds and ends, random notes, vagrant thoughts that go a-wandering through my head and into this column.
Oktoberfest, its history and herald
October 3, 2013
It's time for the 16-day festival that began in Germany and is celebrated in many forms wherever there is beer, which is all over the world.
Brosnan, Bond and I
September 26, 2013
Recently, my old buddy Pierce Brosnan invited me to hang out with him at his beach property near San Diego. I had been trying to reach him for months...
Doing something else
September 19, 2013
Isn't if amazing that no matter how well any one person becomes at doing any one thing that person dreams of doing something else.
Mastering the limerick
September 12, 2013
The limerick is a poem that was made popular by Court Jesters in the days of monarchy. It has a specific meter to it and usually ends with a resolute line.
Speaking youthfully
September 5, 2013
I might have a couple of decades on me but I can sure communicate with the younger generation. Some of my best friends were born this century.
Oldest living person looks to future
August 29, 2013
Recently, scientists in Bolivia bumped into a herder that claimed he was born in 1890, with three children, 16 grandchildren and 39 grandchildren.
Being Pro-Anti-active
August 22, 2013
The trend of being "pro-active" concerns me. I wonder how a person could know so much about what might happen that he or she would act upon it before it happens.
The wonder of A-D-D
July 15, 2013
Have you ever started to wonder about things and then wonder what you were wondering about? It's the kind of thing that sends some people to the doctor...
Climbing to the top
May 26, 2013
This is the month when a spectacular mountain assault occurred - the climbing of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide, Tenzing Norgay.
Remembrances in winter
February 18, 2013
As the new millennium continues into its second dozen years I am reminded of many things, the kinds of things that people ask me about...
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