Quick, what’s the first thought that springs to your mind when you view this image

Juli Kearns Everyday Stories 0 Comments

Boingboing today pointed to this film, “Century 21 Calling…”, dated 1964 but courtesy of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. Toward the beginning of the film, the camera following a teenage couple gleefully riding the monorail, we get this rear shot of them. What first comes to your mind? Me? I thought, ah, so here we have the nativity of …

Mundane Story About a Three Day Gig at a Movie Theater

Juli Kearns Everyday Stories 4 Comments

Originally uploaded by eman59. The photo to the side isn’t mine. It’s by Eman59, whose photography I’m following at Flickr right now. I love the photo, which is universal (for all who’ve interacted with a box office window), but it also reminded me of a job I once had. Post pop-psychedelia, a movie theater opened in Augusta that was designed …

Parenting a nine-year-old, after you stop wondering if you have a poltergeist, you start wondering if you’ve lost your mind

Juli Kearns Everyday Stories 3 Comments

WHERE DID IT GO? We’ve had problems with lost items in the past, in this apartment, which have nothing to do with H.o.p. I had long ago concluded there are teeny tiny blackholes abounding that science knows nothing about, which suck up random belongings and very occasionally spits them back out a few months later, though most often the items …

That sound you hear is millions and millions of cribs rolling over pearl-encrusted streets toward heaven

Juli Kearns Everyday Stories 1 Comment

Well, aren’t we all going to rest easier about all those little babies, stretching back to the dawn of humankind, which died before benefit of sprinkled baptism? Rome has decided that they all aren’t gurgling in Limbo cribs, eyes attempting to focus on the restrained delights of a distant heaven dangling from a mobile just beyond reach. When I was …

H.o.p. asks "What's your most embarrassing moment"

Juli Kearns Everyday Stories 2 Comments

H.o.p. is wanting to know things like “What’s your most embarrassing moment” and by this he means two or three dozen. As my whole life is an embarrassment I was unable to make a selection. But the co-adult is less tragic and does have a segment that he has always related as “most embarrassing”. He was about 21 years of …

The small ways in which art imitates life – Sightseeing “Unending Wonders”

Juli Kearns Art of Fiction, Everyday Stories 0 Comments

Fireworks Emporium, Tennessee Fireworks Emporium Revisited, Tennessee – Google Maps Redux The thrill and explosive, thunderous pizazz of colorful fireworks, which we Americans so closely associate with the clarion call of freedom and the 4th of July, but instead of a celebration of peace were probably more intended to recall and celebrate the “rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in …

Benadryl and Juliette of the Spirits doesn’t mix well

Juli Kearns Cinema, Everyday Stories, H.o.p. art 0 Comments

One reason I’m slogging through mud around here is because I’ve been doing Benadryl round the clock for allergies the past couple of weeks, which I hate as sometimes it makes me feel quite doped. Had just taken some last night when I sat down to watch “Juliette of the Spirits”, which I’ve not seen in several years as our …