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Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra December 13, 2010

Frank Sinatra on IMDB

Frank Sinatra on wikipedia

The Rat Pack

Frank Sinatra official site

Hollywood.com

Rolling Stone article

Discography

From Here to Eternity

The Manchurian Candidate

A Hole in the Head

Sinatra: A Man And His Music

Paintings by Frank Sinatra

Best Actor Academy Award

Grammy Award

Grammy Legend Award

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kennedy Center Honors

Congressional Gold Medal

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ava Gardner

Mia Farrow

Barbara Marx

Tina Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, Jr.

 

Emma Goldman on Love … December 10, 2010

 

School Spirit September 16, 2010

Received my college alumni magazine, Spiritus in the mail today. Usually I just skim through it with no real avid interest. Just to see if anyone I knew or any name I vaguely recognize from 20 years ago is in it.

 

In this issue there was a story about the school being used as part of a movie set. Something called LOL, with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus was being filmed in the Chemistry building. It sparked a bit of interest; not really sure why. Since graduating, I’ve only gone back once. That was to surprise friends I worked with in the Residence Life office, not for some sense of nostalgia for the “good old days”.

 

I suppose you could say I don’t have a sense of school spirit since I never joined any associations, don’t go back for Homecoming, and I don’t necessarily swell with pride if I happen to hear about the Titans winning a game. I’ll say “oh – I went there” but it’s not that big a deal. I mean, it was over 20 years ago. (God, when the hell did I get this freakin’ old (adult))

 

It’s kind of the same with my high school – another place that, coincidentally, was used as part of a movie set. A movie called Voices was filmed there with Michael Ontkean (The Rookies, Twin Peaks) and Amy Irving (Carrie, Yentl). But, anyway -I’ve never gone back there, and don’t really participate in any alumni stuff.

 

It’s not that I had bad experiences at either institution. On the contrary they were both crucial in helping me learn, and grow and discover different facets of myself. But – I don’t know – I just don’t “connect” with the whole alma mater, camaraderie aspect of it all. Always the standoffish hermit, and never one to “join in” (which makes this whole Twitter/Facebook/blogging thing kind of a trip in itself) yet yearning to feel connected or known, yet backing away from anyone’s efforts to delve deeper.

 

I don’t know. I’m just weird that way.

 

 

 

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