Category: celebrities


  • Remembering Susie

    Remembering Susie

    Obituary originally posted here. Photo slideshow: https://www.tributeslides.com/embed/CFSIFRAM/dem10727/11m61217470d60e0 Obituary May 14, 1946 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 75) Susie Elizabeth Duncan Sexton, 75, of Columbia City, IN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 6, 2021, at her home. Born on May 14, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roy and Edna (Lewis) Duncan, who, in her words, […]

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  • In a Sense…a Broad!

    In a Sense…a Broad!

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting? I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be. I grew up in a very […]

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  • Accidental selfies

    Accidental selfies

    I simply adore THE GOOD WIFE…WHERE have I been for the past six years? Oh, yeah…very damned busy. Time to smell the roses and get caught up with living life as it is meant to be lived. Yep…starting with getting caught up with THE GOOD WIFE. But first … is it possible that I finally […]

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  • Color me honored! My selfie with Mr. Alan Cumming

    Color me honored! My selfie with Mr. Alan Cumming

    Color me honored! I am one of the rare folks with whom Mr. Cumming has chosen to take a selfie. He has exacting standards, y’know: “I love a selfie, and I do take selfies with people a lot, but sometimes I don’t want to,” said Cumming. “I think it’s an interesting thing: We all have […]

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  • Doris Day: talent, cuteness, and teaching the world to respect all animals

    Doris Day: talent, cuteness, and teaching the world to respect all animals

    I have adored Doris Day since I got old enough to listen to singing perfection itself via whirling breakable 78 RPM discs on our record player in the corner of our living room and attend every one of her MGM musicals reel-to-reel in the movie theatre on the corner of Van Buren and Main Streets […]

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  • Listen to the Mockingbird

    Listen to the Mockingbird

    The Story About a Jeep, a Boat and a Helicopter: https://www.michaelhartzell.com/blog/the-story-about-a-jeep-a-boat-and-a-helicopter “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and variations thereof, we learn early.  ‘Tis amazing how frequently this sentiment reflects the truth, occasionally leading us to believe, somewhat snidely, that there may be no accounting for taste.  Until marketers proceed to perfect their […]

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  • Life’s Imitation of Art or vice versa?

    Life’s Imitation of Art or vice versa?

    Regarding NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD (inspired by Upton Sinclair’s 1927novel, OIL!), and IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH (based upon actual events), eager consumers/customers queue up at bookstore cash registers, movie ticket box offices, and DVD rental shops for doses of violence–or enlightenment?  Daily, the senselessness of human cruelty is thrown […]

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  • Susie, In a Sense…a Broad! 

    Susie, In a Sense…a Broad! 

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting?  I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be.  I grew up in a very […]

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  • “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” — Navigating in a Sea of Zombies

    “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” — Navigating in a Sea of Zombies

    “Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” “The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it’s all in the story.” “It’s an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.” ~ Robert Redford Linked […]

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  • “A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course?”  (A Journey from Competitiveness to Graciousness…and At Long Last, Love!)

    “A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course?”  (A Journey from Competitiveness to Graciousness…and At Long Last, Love!)

    “I’d rather have a goddam horse.  A horse is at least human for God’s sake.” ~ J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Editor’s note: Pardon J. D.’s French!) Time to admit the truth. Choosing authorship as a pastime or a passion or a means of making a living is fraught with frustrations such as: […]

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  • SINGING (and sighing) OUT LOUD!

    SINGING (and sighing) OUT LOUD!

    “She is a successful woman…who has a zest for life and a feeling of kinship with all living things…”  ~ from Lou Porterfield’s 1956 Scrapbook Uh-huh!  To say the least, I wonder why I ever entertained the idea to write out loud…to record my innermost thoughts, to devise plots and characters, to reveal truths, to […]

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  • JONI, I HARDLY KNEW YE…Confessions of a Dormant Hippie!

    JONI, I HARDLY KNEW YE…Confessions of a Dormant Hippie!

    www.youtube.com is my second home…my escape from the madness of life…a retrieval of song lyrics that inform while simultaneously lightening my soul.  Interest is revived in continuing to endure the pitfalls of life.  Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut swore that music all by itself proves the existence of heaven.  Despite such photographic YouTube video-clipped time-warped evidence as […]

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  • Less Miserable –Thanks to Leading Men! 

    Less Miserable –Thanks to Leading Men! 

    Ah, the holidays – magical, manic, frantic, stress-inducing, scintillating!  My heretofore rather mild psoriasis attack blossomed into Elephant-Man-itis.  Doc appointments wriggled their way into the usual notably bustling festivities.  Exhaustion and disillusionment R US! “Doctor Feel-Good” adventures invaded my individualistic “I do what I wanna do, and when I wanna do it” schedule at the […]

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  • ME & SHIRLEY…SHIRLEY JONES! (I think I love you…)                                    

    ME & SHIRLEY…SHIRLEY JONES! (I think I love you…)                                    

    Celebrating the publication of my first book at age 65 — and probably my last — hubby Don, who naggingly urged, “When are you ever going to write your damned novel?” for ages, drove me, MISS DAISY, to Bearcreek Farms – The Hoosier version of Branson, Missouri, the quintessential home of Misplaced-Celebrity-Fests. Why? To meet […]

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