Tag Archive: Memory Lane

Apr 24 2013

“She’s got the way to move me, Sharon!”


In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I learned of the completely wonderful Fenway Park tradition in which the Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline” is played during the 8th inning of every Boston Red Sox game. This got me thinking about all the other great Neil Diamond songs that were part of the soundtrack of …

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Oct 20 2012

A space shuttle journey down memory lane


I was an impressionable grade-schooler with an uncle in the US Air Force when the Apollo program was in full-swing, and I was fascinated by it.  I vividly remember watching Neil Armstrong‘s first moonwalk (from the ER of a Detroit hospital after a bike accident) and I did several pencil drawings of the evolving lunar …

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Mar 13 2012

“You get nothing!” Willy Wonka remix would make Gilda proud

A childhood favorite gets the SrslySirius treatment, and it ROCKS!

Oct 22 2011

Zooming straight to the top of the Bucket List

This looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! I would do this with a bath towel pinned to the shoulders of my shirt like a cape, just like I wore the entire year I was in 2nd grade.

Jun 09 2011

This Australian zookeeper is living my childhood dream

There was a period of several years during my childhood when I begged my parents for a pet monkey. This wish was so consistent and so sincere that at one point my maternal grandfather actually approached my mother with an offer to get me one.  (A story I did not hear until YEARS afterward.) My …

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Oct 01 2005

DAMN those “testicles” are sharp!

A favorite family story involves my much-loved (and only) baby brother and the classic malapropism he uttered while describing the time  our cousin fell into the canal behind our grandparents’ Florida home. The story is based on an incident that occurred that one Christmas when much of the extended family had rallied at my grandparents’ house for …

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Aug 29 2005

The “Nerd Scale” revisited


Forget about Biltema…we ended up at Toys “R” Us on Sunday morning (courtesy of Dr. Darling‘s Dad’s car) and came home with not one, but TWO more kites. We bought a smaller stunt kite (which we named Discovery II) and a small parafoil because it was 50% off. Worse yet, we’ve been out flying them EVERY DAY since. …

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