Before fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents were free-wheeling, fashion-forward and super awesome. My Parents Were Awesome is a 2011 book by Eliot Glazer. It’s full of awesome pictures of awesome parents in the age before filters, Flickr and Picmonkey’s touch-up tool. Most of the parents featured in the book are Baby Boomers […]
Talk about an award-winning Throwback Thursday! @WilliamShatner #TBThur Which is worse: my 2nd grade school pic from 1974 or that the shirt’s in my closet in 2014? pic.twitter.com/NyacIlD21T — Retro Art Blog (@RetroArtBlog) April 24, 2014 — Retro Art Blog (@RetroArtBlog) April 24, 2014 @RetroArtBlog I’m more worried about the shirt behind it! #ghastly 😉 […]
I am so wise to think love will prevail. I am so wise. — Rebecca Schaeffer, 1989 Tomorrow, July 18, 2014, is the 25th anniversary of the death of Rebecca Schaeffer. Schaeffer was a 21-year-old Hollywood actress and model who was gunned down in the doorway of her apartment by a crazed stalker. She died […]
In the spring of 1974, I attended Ivywild Elementary School in Colorado Springs. My time there was very brief — maybe two weeks at the most — but the building captured my imagination. Ivywild was built in 1912. Being there was like stepping back in time. Despite its age, it was in pristine condition. The […]
There’s been a lot of controversy brewing in Oklahoma lately over cultural appropriation and Native American war bonnets. The Governor’s daughter, Christina Fallin, has been at the center of it. But, long before Fallin posed in a Native American headdress, college majorettes were wearing them with terrific fanfare. It’s interesting how one generation’s pride is […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Cold War since the Russian invasion of Crimea. December 1985 seems like an absolute lifetime ago. What were you doing then?