Bonnie Tyler's infamous song, Holding Out for a Hero, was released on 13 April 1984. What started in the iconic tractor scene from the film Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon (swoon), has become a staple for any good time sensitive action scene in films and also a torch song for the gay community. https://youtu.be/Fn7d_a0pmio Tyler's version… Continue reading Holding Out for a Hero
Geraldine Estelle Halliwell was born 6 August 1972. In 1994 she answered an ad for a musical group and just two year later on 7 June 1996 Wannabe was released by the Spice Girls. Geri Halliwell, Ginger Spice, was my absolute favorite Spice Girl growing up. The spice girls first two albums 1. Spice and… Continue reading Happy Birthday Geri Halliwell!
I adore some of those "iconic images" that are well known in the western world and even around the globe for some. My creative mind however would love to do a gallery showing of these iconic photos juxtaposed with my own take of the images showing a more diverse cast of characters. Not just for… Continue reading Iconic Interpretations
As I busy myself typing away my novel, I realised that a thirty thousand page novel would be too long for the novice reader. So I'm toying with the idea of breaking it down in to a series. That should make it easier when the film series is released too. Kevin Knows Mr. Allison. This… Continue reading Book series
On Saturday 29 June 2019, my last living grandparent passed away. This was my mother's father, Frank Edward Kruse. He was born 17 June 1930 which means he lived to the old age of just over 89 years. If I don't appear to be showing emotion it's because I haven't spoken to or seen this… Continue reading Last of the grandparents
In the early morning hours of July 1918 the Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, their four daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and their son, Alexi were brutally murdered. Nicholas II had many troubles over his reign starting with the Khodnyka Tragedy within his first year as Tsar, and even bigger international embarrassments… Continue reading What if
In the early morning hours of 28 June 1969, something of note took place. The United States of America had many noteworthy historical events take place during the 1960's. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President in 1961. Martin Luther King jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech in 1963. JFK was assassinated… Continue reading The Stonewall Inn
Over the last few years my bow tie collection has grown substantially larger. I have attempted many ways to store my bowties in pleasing ways with easy access. Sadly, none of those ways have evolved along with my bow tie collection. I have done a bit of research looking into ways to properly store and care for my bow… Continue reading Bow Tie Organization
In college, my professor for my Zeitgeist History class was an incredibly knowledgeable and intellectual woman. She was funny, educated and an inspirational person who kept the class motivated and entertained. Style and elegance were personified by this woman with her pixy cut and thick framed glasses recalling the chicness from the 1960's. Along with… Continue reading No More Wire Hangers!
No matter what, I am always on the hunt for good properties in France and in Paris specifically. My Husband, Jun, has started looking with me and we have really taken our obsessive behavior to the next level. We originally set the maximum price at something sensible and within our reach. However, after seeing a… Continue reading Dream Parisian Homes