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The Beautifully Sad Lana Del Rey

March 15, 2015 Oh yes, I remember. Carlotta, beautiful Carlotta, sad. It [the McKittrick Hotel] was hers. It was built for her many years ago…by…the name I do not remember, a rich man, powerful man. It is not an unusual … Continue reading

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Thankful for Quartz Mountain and the Wichitas

November 27-29, 2014 Warm and sunny days on Thanksgiving Break 2014 allowed Wendy and me to take short hikes around Baldy Point at Quartz Mountain and The Narrows in the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma. On Thanksgiving Day we drove … Continue reading

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Old Media

September 20, 2013 This is the end Hold your breath and count to ten Feel the earth move and then Hear my heart burst again There’s still life in the old boy. The Skyfall Blu Ray disc sat beside the television … Continue reading

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Watching Hitchcock

December 20, 2012 Years ago I met the son of an English greengrocer: a corpulent, droll fellow known for murder and mayhem. I was probably vaguely aware of him through television, although his long-running show was not in reruns in … Continue reading

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Dunces, Emma and Nora, and The Woman in White

August 3, 2012 July in Joklahoma, and August for that matter, are not conducive to happy hiking. So this isn’t a post about yet another day hike with photos. I’ve been spending my summer break in the air conditioning, reading classics … Continue reading

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Titillating Titles

When I was an undergraduate at OU in the 1980s I sought out the campus film series so I could see some of the greatest films ever made. This was before DVDs, and VCRs were still expensive and the selection … Continue reading

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A Bit of Darkness Brightens My Day

The 1960s were the Golden Age of children’s movie musicals with the likes of Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. All three were choreographed by Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who got their break into … Continue reading

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