13 Years Ago…

Happy 13th Birthday, Outside In!

This blog started 13 years ago.  What a long trip it’s been! Still at it after all this time!

True that I don’t post as often of late, but that’s because I sometimes get busy offline with my art and other personal stuff that I don’t have time to get to this blog.

Last week, I had to deal with a heatwave, the 4th of July celebration, work, going to the movies (Head and Ant-Man and The Wasp), and attending to a comic book convention out in Boxborough, Massachusetts.  It was a tough drive because I am not familiar with that part of the state.

I am busy on what changes I want to make in my life and for this blog and the other blog called Uncommon Bostonian.  I also wonder about where I want to go with my art.

Also, last month, my cousin Chloe rom Texas visited me here in Boston and we went to see U2 at the Boston Garden.  I am a big fan of them as well as my cousin.  I am planning to see more concerts this month and next month.  I am heading off to Old Orchard Beach up in Maine next month for my summer vacation.


This is my new piece of art.  Haven’t come up with a name for it yet.

Now, let’s move into year 13 for this blog.


Celebrate Peace & Love Today!

Happy 78th Birthday, Sir Ringo Starr!

The oldest Beatle wishes us to say “Peace & Love” today!  Have a wonderful peace & love day, Ringo!

Earlier this year, Ringo got knighted!

Three years back, Ringo was on the Ellen Show

How Paul McCartney Spent His Birthday Week!

Happy Belated Birthday, Paul McCartney!

Paul’s birthday was last Monday, June 18.  He had a busy week.  He announced that his new album, Egypt Station, is coming out in September.  Also, he released two singles from this album: I Don’t Know and Come On To Me.

Paul and James


Thursday, Paul appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke, visiting the home where he spent his teenage years, and did a surprise concert at a local pub in Liverpool, England.

Back in April, Paul got a new award from the Queen of England for his services in music.

Happy Birthday, Dino!

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin! (June 17, 1917 – December 25, 1995)

One of my favorite singers would have been 101 years old today.  Hope he’s enjoying himself up there in Heaven with his old partner, Jerry Lewis, and his fellow rat packers (Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop).

65 For 007 And 81 For Batgirl!

Happy 65th Birthday, Pierce Brosnan!

The former James Bond and Remington Steele celebrates the big 6 – 5 today!

The trailer for Pierce’s new movie Spinning Man

Also, Mamma Mia 2 comes out this summer!


Happy 81st Birthday in Heaven, Yvonne Craig (Batgirl)! (May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015)

The actress we fondly remember as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl from the 1960s show Batman would have been 81 years old today.  Sadly, we lost her to breast cancer in 2015.  I had the pleasure meeting Yvonne at a convention back in 2002 along with Adam West and Julie Newmar.

She is greatly missed.

She also worked with Elvis Presley in 2 movies!

Batgirl’s debut on Batman

An Arden 110th Birthday!

Happy 110th Birthday, Eve Arden! (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990)

The actress best remembered for two TV sitcoms, Our Miss Brooks and The Mothers-In-Law, and the movie Grease (she played the Principal) would have been 110 years old.  Sadly, she passed away more than 25 years ago.  Yet, her TV and movie work are fondly remembered.

Eve Arden

The Big O B-Day!

Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison! (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

The Big O himself would have been 82 today.  Despite the many years that he’s been in heaven, his music lives on!  Roy was also part of the 80s supergroup called The Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne.

Roy Orbison