Pleasure Dome

Trains have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. My dad worked for the Union Pacific Railroad which to me seemed the best job any dad could have. .The house I grew up was only about the length of a football field away from railroad tracks plus the state I […] Continue Pleasure Dome

The Big Top

Watching the evening news a few days ago started out like most newscasts. First a report of the latest political news. Then it was information on when the next snowstorm was going to hit the area. As the next commercial came on I left the TV room and went to the kitchen to grab some […] Continue The Big Top

On the Radio

One of my earliest childhood memories is listening to the radio in the family car. As we glided down the road in a 1948 Ford coupe I was amazed at how voices and music came out of a little contraption called a radio. AM radio and the local newspaper were the primary means of informing […] Continue On the Radio

Spring Into fun

Baby boomers grew up in a time full of historical events. Many of those events are cemented into our memories. The assassination of John F. Kennedy and landing on the moon are a few examples baby boomers remember like it was yesterday. Other memories are more personal like seeing TV for the first time or […] Continue Spring Into fun

Clowning Around

There is an old adage that it takes more muscles to frown than smile. True or not most would agree smiling makes us feel happier. It is not a cure for every situation but smiling or laughing can lift one’s mood. Humor is a great medicine for what’s ailing you. For children it seems to […] Continue Clowning Around

Building Dreams

Once upon a time rather than hunt Pokemon creatures, boys and girls would spend hours building things. Planning, experimenting and finally creating things through trial and error was the goal. Thanks to the Erector Set countless ideas became a reality. Like many other baby boomers I would spend hours trying to build something new every […] Continue Building Dreams

Look But Don’t Touch

I’ve always enjoyed summer. It’s my favorite season of the year. Sunshine and warm temperatures is what I like. According to a 2012 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey (33%) of American Adults say spring is their favorite season. Almost as many (29%) picked summer. Next comes fall at (27%) and just six percent (6%) prefer […] Continue Look But Don’t Touch