First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986
Feb06

First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986

As I write this, I am looking at an orange, tattered, thirty-year-old slip of paper: the ticket stub to my first concert. First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986   The barely legible words on the ticket tell the tale. The date: December 27, 1986. The place: The Centrum in Worcester, MA. The price: $12.50. (No kidding!!) And the act? Bon Jovi!   I became a Bon Jovi fan by osmosis. In 1986, I was driven to school by my friend...

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Is Christmas Vacation The Best Holiday Movie Ever?
Dec14

Is Christmas Vacation The Best Holiday Movie Ever?

Of all the holiday movies ever made, it takes an 80s classic to be named the best of all time. According to Huffington Post writer Claire Fallon Christmas Vacation (1989) stands as the best holiday movie of all time. Fallon makes her case and notes that many so-called Christmas movies are not even really about the holiday itself. Christmas Vacation, on the other hand, could not be more pointedly about the highs and lows of the holiday...

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80s Goodies: The Dunkin Donuts Cereal
Dec05

80s Goodies: The Dunkin Donuts Cereal

In the mid-80s something spectacular happened, Dunkin Donuts decided to release a cereal. The Dunkin Donuts cereal was brought to us from the Ralston company who managed to capture the awesome flavor of doughnuts in cereal. You could pick your sugary poison between glazed and chocolate Dunkin Donuts cereal and for a special period of time you could get both flavors in one box. Some of you may remember mixing the flavors and creating...

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Here’s Why Many Americans Are Scared
Nov12

Here’s Why Many Americans Are Scared

It’s easy to dismiss the fears of the oppressed as baseless if you have never experienced fear yourself. I’m not talking about concerns that you might not make the mortgage payment this month or even worries over health, family, and other very serious things. It’s the fear that your normal, the way you live not harming anyone else, might become less tolerated, or even illegal. It’s the fear that just being you...

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