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[[wysiwyg_imageupload:934:]]It was the first Christmas I could recall without the presence of my father, George. Only days before, my dad – at the time, just 59 years old, which seemed so old back then but which now, at age 56, has me saying, “How young!” – had undergone the first of many medical traumas in his life. He suffered a heart attack.It was rough but my father must have been born under a lucky star. It was the holiday season and George was helping my mother out by cleaning potatoes for a meal. My mother noticed he was acting a bit oddly. She found him sitting at the kitchen table, a potato in his hand, staring into space.“What’s wrong with you?” she asked.“I’ve run out of potatoes,” he said in an odd monotone.“Well, then get some more.”
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:468:]]BIG DEAL My mother died today. But she had actually left us a long time ago, her identity erased by Alzheimer's Disease – bit by bit, drip by drip, in a painful process that would be heart-wrenching in any situation but was especially poignant with my mother. For my mother, Effie, treasured her memories: to her, the past was not something to be discarded like an old shoe but something to revisit again and again like an old friend.
SELECTED BOND NOVELS IN PAPERBACK, 1950s-2011I'm a collector. Not a ticket collector or a collector in the Terence Stamp sense, but a collector of books, DVDs, and other odds and ends (others might call me a pack rat, but that's another story). One thing a collector likes to do is share his collection with others. Here [[wysiwyg_imageupload:370:]][[wysiwyg_imageupload:371:]] are some paperback novel covers from my James Bond collection. More to come. June 24, 2011[[wysiwyg_imageupload:372:]][[wysiwyg_imageupload:373:]] [[wysiwyg_imageupload:368:]][[wysiwyg_imageupload:369:]]
BRIDGET, MIKE, BOBBY DeNIRO...and TOM?
Act NaturallyMy Life and Apar FilmsPart 2: Horror(The Place, 1972, 2011)[[wysiwyg_imageupload:236:]]
Act NaturallyMy Life and Apar FilmsPart I: Beginnings(Clayton Rogers and the Parfarganian Menace, 1969)
(DON'T) LET THEM EAT CAKE from HABITAT, DECEMBER 2010[[wysiwyg_imageupload:225:]]Being on a board is like being on a diet. You know it’s for your own good, but it can get very tedious. Sure, you should eat soup and salad but doesn’t the cream-filled chocoate cake seem so much tastier? It must be better for you, right? You feel good after eating it – until you’ve eaten so much that when you look down you can’t see your feet anymore.
A CLASS ACTBy TOM SOTER
JOE, WE HARDLY KNEW YEBy TOM SOTER and TOM SINCLAIR[[wysiwyg_imageupload:11:]]