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Gilligan's Island and the Seven Deadly Sins

  • Thu, Feb 19, 2015

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship...”

When I read those words, I actually hear the tune in my head.  Maybe you do too.  Clearly, I spent way too many hours growing up watching this very frustrating and banal sit com. 

I confess, I’m a little ashamed that I know the words to that song.  It seemed like everyone at a recent birthday party knew too.  One of the guests actually ...

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Unforgettable Stories

  • Mon, Dec 22, 2014

How is it you can remember the words to a Dr. Seuss book from 30 years ago?  The answer is, if you read it hundreds of times to your five children, it will become indelibly imprinted on your brain. 

The Sneetches was one of those well-rehearsed books for me and my children.  It’s been at least fifteen years since I last read that particular Seussian tome to our youngest.  But I have always been able to recite the opening from memory:

            “Now the star-bellied Sneetches had bellies with stars
            And the ...

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THE Great Story

  • Thu, Nov 20, 2014

This past weekend I finished one of the most delightful books I’ve ever read.  I don’t use the word “delightful” blithely.  Each chapter was like savoring every morsel of a sumptuous meal.  I was saddened when the book came to an end. 

The book was “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes (the Dread Pirate Roberts).  Actually, it was the audio book, which was read by the author with his charming British accent.  That actually enhanced the experience.

The reading was also ...

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