George “Meadowlark” Lemon of Harlem Globetrotters fame has died at 83. The “dazzling court jester” was also known as the clown prince of basketball. Those of us who grew up in the 1970s watching Saturday morning TV will remember him well. He starred not only in the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon, but also numerous episodes of Scooby-Doo […]
Take a moment and listen to this beautiful song, When I’m Gone, by Joey Feek. Feek is half of the Joey + Rory bluegrass duo. Feek has cervical cancer and has entered hospice. CNN: Vaccine Too Late for Generation X Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by HPV, which more than 20 million Americans have. […]
Yesterday, was the 30th anniversary of the death of Samantha Smith. In 1983, Smith, an American schoolgirl, wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov, the Soviet Prime Minister. Dear Mr. Andropov, My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States […]
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa: a Silent Generation – Generation X Combo. Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers (1933-2014). Melissa Rivers was born in 1968.
This week Robin Williams passed away. I will always remember him best for his role on Mork and Mindy. He inspired a big fashion trend that dominated my junior high years — rainbow suspenders. My friend Shona had a pair! The following is an exchange from a Mork and Mindy episode on loneliness and earthlings. […]
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 […]
…And in our haste To grow up too soon We left our innocence On Desert Moon We were dreamers Only dreamers… From DeYoung and Desert Moon I was 22 months old in July 1969, when Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. He died yesterday at the age of 82. When NASA retired the […]