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A Game of Chicken

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_3057" align="alignright" width="300"] Francisco and Jacinta Marto[/caption] When I was growing up during the 1960s and 1970s, every so often there would be a news report about a head-on collision between two cars that were driven by teenage boys who had been playing a game of chicken. The way the game was… Read More

Sin – Coming to a Theater Near You

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Beauty-Beast-PosterDuring the summer of 2008, my daughter Maria played the part of Belle in the Corn Stock Theater Production of Beauty and the Beast. At that time, she was 24 years old. Beauty and the Beast was originally released in 1991 by Walt Disney Pictures as an animated musical… Read More

Death of the Star Wars Princess

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
princess-leiaI remember it like it was yesterday. It was early June 1977. I was 20 years old. I had completed my sophomore year in college and was home for the summer working as a laborer for a construction company. All of a sudden, everyone was talking about Star Wars, the new movie that had been released at the end of May. The movie had… Read More

A Gunfighter Rides Into Peoria

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
ShaneOne of my favorite westerns is Shane, a movie that was released in 1953. It’s about a former gunfighter named Shane who rides into an isolated valley where nobody knows him. After he arrives, Shane meets Joe Starrett, a local family man and property owner. After Shane helps Starrett with some work, Starrett offers to hire him to work on Starrett’s farm. Starrett… Read More

A Trip Into The Shark Tank

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Shark TankI’ve written before about Shark Tank, the television series that premiered on ABC in August, 2009. The show which is currently in its 7th season, features business owners who make presentations to five potential investors. The investors are referred to as “sharks.” Each of the sharks is an experienced entrepreneur who became wealthy by successfully… Read More