Category: television


  • 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!

    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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  • “We have met the enemy and he is us.” My world. As I see it.

    I saw my motion light go on a couple of months ago and wondered if I needed to save a cat? I prowled around on the porch and came face to face with a huge opossum climbing into a pillowed porch chair. I left him/her alone! I go nowhere ever? Ah, well! Facebook is my […]

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  • EACH EVE WITH STEVE

    How do I love him? Let me count the ways: Sparkling eyes—not dim, Piercing as they gaze. Strong chin, classic nose, Svelte frame, graceful stride! I admire the pose Which can barely hide Jabs at nasty foes— Conservative pricks Marching us to Hell Who deserve brave kicks Or a “punny” yell! Brave super-hero Battling grizzly […]

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  • Let’s have no more crocodile tears, please

    Tally up how many times television correspondents uttered, “Now, for this next segment you may wish to leave the room” in one viewing day recently. Teasing us. When is news coverage informative, enlightening — and at what juncture do reporters and viewers or readers become nosy buzzards circling around grisly, gory “racetracks,” secretly hoping to […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE GAME OF LIFE? NO CONTEST! My Attempt at CATharsis — Meow! =^..^=

    “Gentlemen, start your engines!”  Seriously, if I qualified as a gentleman, I would refuse to start my engine.  Not unlike Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, Katharine Hepburn, or Sacheen Littlefeather, with regard to races and/or contests and/or competitions, I am a non-believer.  Fighting others to win laurels is an unattractive, pointless endeavor and significant maybe only […]

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  • ESCALATORS, AGITATORS, VARIOUS HEELS, VILLAINOUS REELS, CEILINGS OF GLASS, PLENTY OF SASS!

     Urban Dictionary: nelipot “Top Definition. nelipot. One who walks without shoes; one who goes barefoot. The nelipot walked slowly, letting the mud squeeze up between his toes.” SURE, SURE, I drove over to Ft. Wayne, Indiana for Tarantino’s HATEFUL EIGHT–in the dead of winter!  I became submerged…immersed beyond redemption…inside realistic, gritty, merciless cowboy land and […]

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  • ORIGINAL “SPIN”, CHILDHOOD FRIENDS, & A LIFE LED BATTLING “-ISMS”

    Publisher Rick fired off an e-mail to “Homeward Angle” Susie inquiring where I might have gotten to, after this deplorably lengthy “Climate Change” winter of my discontent.  My reply lies herein: Incredibly, John Lennon and I have much in common…”all I am saying is give peace a chance!”  I’m totally convinced that the aforementioned 60s […]

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  • ONE FROM THE HEART–TO “CAROL & CORKIE” WHEREVER THEY MAY BE…

    Time passes too quickly. More than 60 years ago, I rushed home from another tedious yet edgy school day, quite impatient with our West Ward School’s patrol boys (crossing “guards”) always impeding my progress. So impatient to rip off their plastic yellow banner-straps strung across their little, puffed up chests! Your 15 minute show, “Carol & Corkie” sponsored […]

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  • We Only Own One TV, and My Husband Hid Gloria Steinem’s HBO Documentary from Me on Super-Bowl Sunday

    “In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more.”  ~ Author Unknown Here I sit.  Here I have sat always.  In the center of farmville.  In the center of gothic religious-ville.  In the center of adultery-ville.  In the center of hunting … for easy casual red-neck rough sex.  […]

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  • I CAN HEAR IT NOW & So Can You!

    Crawling, then toddling and eventually skipping toward a booming Philco radio, gracing the southwest corner of our modest living room, I spent hours listening religiously to heaven on earth.  Fibber McGee and Molly bantered with Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, while the contents of their own infamous, stuffed closet crashed about their heads via convincing sound effects. […]

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  • Jock Interrupted by Philo

    Sure, sure, so Joanne Peabody Bates performed cartwheels alllllllll the way home after school. Her mom, Phyllis, would peer outside and then swing wide the screen door, judging that her freckle-faced, double-jointed grade school kid might land somewhere inside the kitchen shortly after her daughter’s sneakered feet sailed wildly past the window above the sink! […]

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