Category Archives: back in the day

>My Pumpkin Patch Was Gone

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> When I was a kid, October would roll around and we would head over to this pumpkin patch out on Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield.  It was across the street from an old fashioned general store with the word “Pioneer” in giant Old West font.  In the warm late afternoon light, I would wander around the dusty field in… Read more »

>Fight for Your Right to Vote

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>On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification of the 19th Amendment. August 26, 2010 is the 90th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote. Every time I vote, it’s like a big middle finger to those narrow-minded people who wouldn’t let women go to the polls.  It’s amazing to me that women in my… Read more »

>Movie Reccomendations – Old School Style

>I’m pretty sure no one else has seen this movie and it’s kind of a shame.  Gotcha! is not a good movie.  It’s a mindless Cold War romp starring Anthony Edwards.  Seriously, if Netflix has this available, rent it ASAP.  He’s a college student who plays paintball with his buddies a la Spy vs Spy only to stumble upon the… Read more »

>Toon Time

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> One of the exhibits at the State Fair this year is a salute to cartoons called, “Get Animated.”  When you walk into the hall, you are slapped in the face with Disney.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Disneyland as much as the next person, but when I think of cartoons, Bugs Bunny and friends have made a bigger… Read more »