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Thumbnail image from Pixabay By T. Michele Walker At first glance, St. Pete seems like a somewhat modern, 20th century locale. But in spite of its relatively late incorporation date of...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill In October 1969, shortly after the release of “Abbey Road”, Beatle fans everywhere were suddenly digging up “evidence” of a music-world tragedy—the death of Paul McCartney.   What did the rumor about Paul say?
Mixing Ages Makes Magic

Mixing Ages Makes Magic

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Kathy Megyeri In 1992, Maryland was the first state to mandate community service for high school graduation. The class of 1997, with 43,249 students, was the first...
A Reading Rainbow

A Reading Rainbow

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Michael B. Wright  For quite some time, I have had this theory that if you could list all of the magazines that a person has read regularly from childhood and on, you could see how...
Thumbnail image from mcall.com By Randal C. Hill Pop music star Tony Orlando was born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitas in 1944 in Hells Kitchen, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother...
The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love

Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill In the now-fabled summer of 1967, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood temporarily morphed into a community of societal dropouts, college students, teenage runaways, vagrants...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Kathy Megyeri On August 7, a dignified, small but memorable ceremony will take place in Dunedin, FL, when the Quilt of Valor Foundation awards Vietnam veteran...
Thumbnail image from Marvel By Randal C. Hill It was the late 1950s, and comic-book sales were stagnating. So was the enthusiasm of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, following two decades in his high-pressure, often-chaotic world...
Thumbnail image from The Atlantic By Randal C. Hill Melanie (full name Melanie Anne Safka) began her performing career as a folk singer in such hip Big Apple coffeehouses as the Café Wha? Later, at the Brill Building—the New York music-world hotspot—she met record producer Peter Schekeryk, her future manager and husband. With his connections, Melanie recorded...
Thumbnail image from Medium.com By Randal C. Hill Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way -Steppenwolf “Easy Rider” was the ultimate epochal, and ultimately doomed, buddy picture, a movie replete...
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