Category Archives: Television

Last night I dreamed Roy Rogers died…

Roy Rogers was my first boyhood hero. For a time, around the age of three or four, I refused to answer to “Morgan,” insisting that my parents call me Roy. No matter that any residual appreciation for him collapsed during … Continue reading

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The Crazy Wisdom of Mr. Rogers

In “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” this summer’s biographical film about Fred Rogers, he says¬†“Love – or its absence, is all that really matters.” The sincerity and quiet strength of the man, an ordained minister who chose to express this … Continue reading

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Notes on Truth

One time when I was four or five and caught in a lie, my parents admonished me with the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. I do not know if they thought the event really happened. I suspect … Continue reading

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Notes from 2017 – Time to save Big Bird again!

Last week, the New York Times reported on administration plans to cut popular domestic programs, including funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The move would save $500 million a year, about 0.016% of the federal budget. Said Heritage Foundation … Continue reading

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Notes from 2017 – The Day of the Dove

A 1968 Star Trek episode,¬†“The Day of the Dove,” is an apt metaphor for one of the perils confronting our nation 22 days into the new administration. The episode aired in November, 1968. An alien entity traps Klingons and the … Continue reading

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The end of Longmire?

I’ve devoted only one of 645 posts to a television show, Longmire, because the series is exceptional. Walt Longmire, a rural Wyoming sherif, is haunted by his wife’s murder. Each week we see him try to keep peace with his … Continue reading

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A classic trickster woman

A blogging friend, Calmgrove, commented on my previous post, saying how strange it is that in modern times, despite an abundance of comediennes, there are no female tricksters. Then it struck me – and it’s so obvious, I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Media musings

I find most alliterative titles, like “Media musings,” to be about 40% cute and 60% annoying, but in this case, it’s a good match for the headline that inspired this post: “Ellen’s Oscar ‘selfie’ a landmark media moment.” “A what … Continue reading

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