Tag Archives: PBS

Where Have All the Infomercials Gone?

We diverted our attention for just a brief moment and in the blink of an eye they were gone. (Well, not entirely gone; just not as ubiquitous as they once were.) In the past, when sleeplessly tossing and turning well … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when You are the answer. Campbell’s books on comparative mythology and comparative religion probably influenced my … Continue reading

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The Decline of TV

“Cable TV Speeds Up Shows to Squeeze In More Ads” by Joe Flint. The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/2015. A TV viewer was watching the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” when he noticed the Munchkins’ voices were unusually high, more … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Fan Fiction

A recent issue of The New Yorker reviewed the BBC’s production of Sherlock that follows Downton Abby on Sunday evenings.  (At least briefly.  Apparently, there are only three episodes per season.  And. despite being on Masterpiece Mystery!, it is not … Continue reading

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