Tag: 1970s

  • 10 reasons why the 1970s were awesome

    There was a 10-year period that pretty much shaped my world, providing the cultural touchstones by which all things that came after would be measured. I suppose it’s that way for most people. For me, that time period would have been about 1975-1985; that would be from the ages of nine to 19. What makes […]

  • Halloween in a Box

    Have you been to one of the Halloween superstores yet? Believe me, I have. They’re a great place to go, though I tend to only get a few pieces there each year. I prefer to put my costumes together myself to ensure I don’t encounter anyone else who is dressed just like me. That’s harder […]

  • Five Memorable Christmas Gifts

    As Christmas 2011 fades behind us, I thought I’d take a look back at the five GOOD gifts that stand out in my memory. We’ll leave out the bad ones for now. What are some of the gifts you remember most? These aren’t in any particular order. 1. The Big Wheel. I remember it being […]

  • The Deer Hunter

    My wife and I watched The Deer Hunter last night. Neither of us had seen it, though it’s been on my to-see list for a long, long time. There were several things that struck me as I watched this 1978 Academy Award-winner for best picture. Your comments on the following are welcome. Religion played a […]