50 Years ago, One Life to Live Aired for The 1st Time!

Happy 50th Birthday, One Life to Live!

The ABC soap started on July 15, 1968!  It left ABC in January of 2012 and briefly came back on the internet in 2013.  A very missed soap opera!


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.

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

Too Busy to Blog in Early May

Here I am in May just being too busy to blog.  I did go to the annual Watch City Steampunk Festival in the rain today in Waltham, Massachusetts.  It was pouring, but people came for the event.  I sure wish the weather was better, but nobody controls the weather.  When I got home, I fell asleep in front of the TV set for most of the evening.

I have been having issues with my back again.  It really sucks that I have a herniated disk in my lower back.  I’ve been dealing with this type of back pain for more than a decade because I was in a terrible car accident way back in December 2004.  The older I get the worse it bothers me, even after all the physical therapy and regular exercising I’ve done.

I still love to write, but thinking about other things I want to do like using my artwork in fashion design and finding writing jobs as a freelancing has occupied my thoughts lately.  I just haven’t come up with the right business plan to make those things a reality.  Also, I would love to write a murder mystery novel because Agatha Christie always inspired me to be a writer.

Still feel the lingering effects of my last cold.  Just trying to clear my throat of mucus seems like a daily task.  Sinuses are also a problem too, but I don’t think it’s all about allergies.  It’s just the weather.

Some pop culture news: How to Get Away with Murder is coming back for a 5th season, but Scorpion has been cancelled.  I saw Avengers: Infinity War last weekend and enjoyed it immensely.  Can’t wait for the next movie that is coming next year.  First, we have to see Captain Marvel movie before that happens.  2019 is still far away.