January 2019

Footprints Large and Small: Writer Deaths of 2018

by M.C. Antil on January 23, 2019

It was, indeed, a bad year for writers – even a few who we never really thought, first and foremost, of as men of letters. William Goldman Some contend (reasonably so) the greatest screenwriter in the history of American film was Billy Wilder. Some, likewise, contend it may have been Joseph or Herman Mankiewicz, or […]

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Cooperstown Justice? A Bill Freehan Kernel for Thought

by M.C. Antil on January 14, 2019

I have not written about baseball in a while, and this one will not be a full-fledged baseball post as much as it will be a simple kernel for thought for those of you still counting down the days to Spring Training. I stumbled upon it the other day while scrolling through the online publication, […]

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Among a few of the other many deaths of 2018; a dozen or so lives who touched us one way or another during their time among us. Robin Leach Bouncy, slightly doughy, and often cartoon-like Brit who came along at the right place at exactly the right time; a guy who both exploited and made […]

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Footprints Large and Small: Actor Deaths of 2018

by M.C. Antil on January 6, 2019

Among the many fine actors whose passing in 2018 we mark with the passing of the year: Philip Bosco In the early days of Hollywood, if not radio, one might argue the most bankable asset of any actor was his voice. At some point, however, especially during the method-driven 50’s, signature voices began to take […]

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Among the many men and women who left us in 2018 from the world of business included a few heavyweights whose impact can still be felt, some more than others.  They include: Russ Solomon He took his little music store on Watts Street in Sacramento – opened in 1960 and named after his father’s drug […]

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