Someone else gets cancer, not me. That's what you think until it happens to you.
What a year for movies and great actors! The Sting, American Graffitti, The Exorcist, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Is your heart full of love? What touches your heart and makes you a better person?
Can you seduce your elusive muse? Most certainly, but it takes a little time and effort.
Call it Autumn or call it Fall, though each season has its beauty, Fall wows us with spectacular shows of color.
Movies are always memorable and picking top Academy Award winners assures you of movies with style and talent. The year 1972 had some greats.
Slogans and commercials have become part of our lives. We quote them without even thinking. Do you know which slogans go with which products? Which commercials do you remember?
Most mothers treasure any letters they receive, but letters from a son in war hold a special meaning. Laura kept all her letters.
How many memories does your brain hold? Do you remember everything? Good times and bad?
What was your favorite film from 1971? Do you agree with the Best Picture choice? Read on to see more.
A little girl's gift lightened her heart and made her want to live again.
Reject an Academy Award? Unheard of and yet, that is what George C. Scott did at the Forty-third Academy Awards! He informed the Academy beforehand he would not accept an Award. As a matter of fact, he did not even attend the ceremony! There are...
A medieval setting of power and intrigue, not to mention romance and dragons! The HBO series stays true to the wonderful book, both of which you won't want to miss.
A year full of movies ends with Academy Awards. What great movies played in 1969 leading to the 1970 Awards, do you remember? How many have you seen?
What do your photographs mean to you? Nature photos provide us with beauty to contemplate, personal photos provide us with memories.
Thyroidectomy! You've probably heard of people having their thyroid removed, but do you know what that involves?
Every year new pictures are shown that entertain and sometimes inspire us. A good way to find them is look to the Academy Award winners.
Ever wonder what everyone else is reading? What are they searching for on the Internet. The answers may give you something to write about.
The American cocktail where did it begin? Who hasn't heard the phrase "shaken, not stirred"? Certainly Bond movies have moved the martini to the top, if it wasn't already there.
Everyone's taken an antibiotic at one time or another, but what do you know about antibiotics? What are they and what are the risks?
Everyone deals with death in their own way. No one's passing goes unnoticed.
You're never too old to enjoy Disney World! If you've never been, take a look.
Love never dies. Separation and time can't change true love.
Truth sometimes hurts in ways we can't anticipate. Knowing can be hurtful and lead to irrational acts.
Designer Dog, Yorkie Poo is owner of the cute factor! Fast, intelligent, cuddly, what more could you want?
Life can be so cruel. Sometimes the guilt you feel is overshadowed by the deceit of others.
Things were stirred up over Joseph's revelation. Louise's reaction was one they hadn't expected.
Who is Doug? Is he dangerous? After all, he is a homeless man.
What could those lights in the trees be? Was there something out there?
Mini Flash Fiction is a challenge to any writer. Three different stories hopefully meeting that criteria. They won't take long to read.
What's it like to live with a Miniature Pinscher? Do you think you have what it takes?
What does Grandpa Joseph have to tell that will upset the family? What secret has he been keeping for so many years?
Believing we can see ghosts or spirits leads us to wonder if dogs can see them too. Is there any proof that dogs can, or cannot?
Who was this homeless man? Could he teach her about money or would he teach her about life?
Family and money, the two things that always played a part in Lizbeth's life. Which was more important? She decided to find out.
Where had all the birds in the city gone? A few pigeons but no birds. Could the little girl and little boy find them?
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Why was Louise the way she was? What made a mother put up a wall between herself and her daughter?
While teens really haven't changed much the world they live in has. What are they interested in today?
Lizbeth's sixteenth birthday has everyone remembering, each different than the other.
You won't find the full story behind the movies here, but you'll learn about some great winners.
What goes on in the minds of the women in Lizbeth's family?
There are times a little girl deserves a normal life.
Everyone knows about our Federal Holidays, what about the rest? There are celebrated days you may not know about.
Though Maddy loves this family dearly she sometimes regrets the positions she's put in.
Where did the door to nowhere go? Was it someplace fantastical or someplace bad? The truth saved their lives.
Louise had a bad experience in boarding school. It changed her personality.
Could Lizbeth be sent to boarding school? Tom and Maddy will have something to say about that.
The nanny couldn't come soon enough but would Louise like Tom's choice?
Once Louise agreed to the adoption he knew his life could only be happier. Louise was not so sure.
A deadly virus apparently born in Africa. At first no survivors but with knowledge and testing there are survivors.
He loved her like no other, but, did he love her too much?
The Egyptian display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings Ancient Egypt to life for New Yorkers and all visitors.
Before she could answer her own questions he was gone...and with the children. She couldn't answer her own questions anymore. What would come next?
Animal Testing is yet another form of animal abuse. Forcing dogs and other animals to suffer for the betterment of what?
There are so many "holidays" celebrated around the world. Surprisingly there are many celebrated here in the US that most people are unaware of.
The news is all abuzz about Bill Cosby and the alleged cases of rape, serial rape, he is said to have committed. Is this our beloved comedian or a serial rapist?
What's a good way to get to know a writer? By interviewing them of course. This interview may or may not fit in that category.
Will Miranda and Jedidiah's risk pay off? Can they save the colony?
What happens when you go home again? Is it ever the same?
She never knew she would be the woman on the mountain top.
Sometimes our comfort comes from strange places, yet what is more normal than a little girl and her doll?
What is man when he is alone? Where can he turn?
She was not one to keep secrets, but sometimes a secret is necessary to preserve yourself.
There are as many forms of animal abuse as there are animals, but neglect is up front and personal. How is it even possible?
We watch them yearly and wait to see the results of Best Picture, etc. Nothing compares to the Academy Awards.
Digital photos, what do you do with them? Are they sitting on a card in your camera or backed up on a hard drive where no one can see them? Why not make a photo book online?
Detective Laura Chambers couldn't let a homicide go unsolved, she had to keep investigating until she found the murderer. This a short story with a surprising ending.
Do you know the history of the Roosevelts? I was surprised to learn so many little things.
Movies can play an important part of your life. Many memories are made while watching movies.
We remember people and things all of our lives. Though some memories change some stay forever.
Each year the Academy Awards remind us of the great films that came out the previous year. The 38th Academy Awards is, like the others, a wonderful example of fine films.
Slipped disc, herniated disc, ruptured disc all mean pretty much the same thing PAIN. I know I had no idea how much pain until it happened to me.
Rabbit holes can be for people too. When we can't figure out what's going on, we may be in a rabbit hole.
Two of our most beloved films won Academy Awards for their 1964 release, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.
Nature provides us with ever-changing beauty and surely none is more beautiful than the winter landscapes we witness each year.
Alone with him in the motel room, what chance did she have?
A year to remember, 1963 gave us some great movies and the Academy Awards tends to pick the cream of the crop.
"The forest gave the maniac his much needed coverage..." what follows? Is it enough? Can she out run him?
A tablet and mobile game, Hay Day turns you into a farmer. You grow crops and take care of your animals to sell and make money. Before you know it, you are hooked!
Year after year the Awards draw us in. What great movies won Awards in 1963? Any you remember or any of your favorites?
A children's book written in 1985, turned into a movie, turned into a phenomenon. Who wouldn't want to ride the Polar Express? Take a trip with me and mine as we rode the Polar Express in Saratoga.
Our favorite stars as well as newcomers tot he screen in 1961 graced the 1962 Academy Awards. From "The Absent-Minded Professor" to "West Side Story" this was a year to remember.
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Rosendale, New York, a small town in what some consider upstate New York. Lots of history and interesting facts in a town settled in the late 17th Century surviving many ups and downs.
The Sixties began a new decade full of new cultures and some interesting movie subjects from Darwinism to a range war in Texas. See if you agree with the Academy picks.
Don't have enough time or money to make a difference? There are so many other ways to make a difference in someone's life.
When life is unfair, what do you do about it? Living is not always easy but will your legacy live on?
Autumn leaves and colored landscapes, what better subjects to photograph? Early in the morning of just before dark beauty awaits you and your camera.
The City of Kingston located in Ulster County comprises some of the most beautiful scenery in New York State. Many points of interest can be found in and around Kingston, a great place to visit.
Its a new decade but not yet, the Awards are for the year 1959, the last of the fifties.
The Catholic Religion is one of the oldest in the world but of late, it hasn't fared so well. Now a new light and hope is leading the Church, one called Pope Francis.
Whether you call her Mama, Momma, or Mother there is no one more special in your life. Do you remember the little things? Do you remember Mama?
Experiencing a TIA or stroke is one of the scariest things that will ever happen to you. What are the results? What can you do to avoid it?
Following the Academy Awards is following film history. Each year presents us with movies we remember, some we forgot, and others we want to learn about. Here's a look at the movies of 1958.
The beauty of nature is all around us, taking photographs and trying to capture a special scene or flower is a joy you can return to time and time again. Here are a few of mine to get you thinking.
The catbird came to visit our yard and started a family. Watching the process was interesting, educational, and fun! Mom and Dad had three baby birds in the nest in our rose bush.
Year after year we look forward to the Academy Awards to see the best of the best. The 30th Academy Awards brought us some amazing classics together with some great songs to remember.
We've all heard the saying but have we really thought about what it means to us?
Pollywogs turn into frogs but have you ever watched the process? Raising pollywogs was a new experience from start to finish!
Many have forgotten about Superstorm Sandy...not those living along the coast in New York or New Jersey. Insurance claims not settled, remodeling or rebuilding not yet done...nine months later.
Every year claims to be the greatest year for Academy Awards. Each year is special with contributions that live on as classics. The 19th Academy Awards offers us some of those classics.
The Great Escape, based on the truly Great Escape from a POW in WWII. Many of the things seen in the movie are true, others embellished for Hollywood. Yes, three men did escape.
You've heard of "mangy mutts," but did you know your dog can get mange? Caused by a mite, it can affect any dog at any time and of course, my dog got mange. Here's what to do.
Do writers spend more sleepless nights than non-writers? Are they insomniacs or creative minds on the run?
Niche...a special subject or area. Do you have one? Should you have one? Why having a writing niche is a good thing, from many points of view.
Do we recognize the beauty of nature that is all around us? The wonders of a spider's web? What about the photographs we take of the natural wonders we see?
Beauty and the Beast brings us a fairy tale that teaches us about beauty, real beauty. The beauty in others that we see with our heart. What beauty do you see?
The 28th Academy Awards continue the tradition of choosing the best films, actors, and actresses as voted on by the Academy. Do you remember the films of 1955 that were awarded Oscars in 1956?
A year full of movies that were not only Academy Award winners but movie classics that have been treasured through the years. Even those that didn't win Awards from this year are still treasured.
Recently my daughter, a teacher, told me they will no longer be teaching cursive writing in school. I was shocked! Even though I believed her I had to research and find out what was going on.
Dwight D. Eisenhower as President and "From Here to Eternity" Best Motion Picture. It would seem 1954 was a good year! The Awards and all the films for this year are good ones.
Is a world without Google like a world without sunshine? I doubt it. What would it be like without being able to Google It? Would we find other ways to get information?
This year was the first time the Academy Awards were televised. Hosted by Bob Hope at the RKO Pantages Theatre. The Bad and the Beautiful won the most Awards, learn more about this Awards Ceremony.
The completion of One World Trade Center has been anticipated since the first one was destroyed in 2001. The placing of the spire signals the completion of this landmark building.
This Academy Award year saw multiple awards given to several films. The Awards were dominated by a few winners that are watched over and over by new audiences every year.
There's nothing more All American than hot dogs...well, maybe baseball but they go together. What's a cook out without a hot dog? Want to learn more about your hot dog?
Everyone has their favorite movies of all time. This is a list of the top twenty in my own opinion, in no particular order except for the fact that each one is a great movie in it's own right.
The movies of 1950 were honored by the 23rd Academy Awards. Most of the buzz was "All About Eve" but there were more, winners and losers.
One of the greatest folk groups ever! Responsible for bringing folk music to popularity in the fifties and sixties, there is none like The Kignston Trio.
From August to November in 1888 Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London. Why is he still being studied one hundred years later?
The 22nd Awards were held at the RKO Pantage Theatre and honored the great films of 1949. War, politics, and love are all represented, none better than here. Have you seen "A Letter to Three Wives"?
Man caves have evolved since the beginning of time; from shelter to escape. What is included in today's man cave?
There are things not everyone tells you about having a baby....like taking advantage of your stay in the hospital, or what happens when you change anew baby's diaper. Find out some of them here.
Have you heard the term "film noir"? Do you know what it is? Remember those old Sam Spade movies or some of Bogart's darker films? That is film noir.
A year for dark yet memorable films, 1949 carries a list of classics not to be forgotten. Humphrey Bogart is in two films from these awards. See if you remember any of the films honored here.
Infant Heart Defects referred to as Congenital Heart Disease. Two forms are VSD and Coarctation of the Aortic Arch. Open heart surgery for newborns. I have learned so much and share some of it here.
"The Best Years of Our Lives" brings the 1947 Academy Awards Ceremony alive. Hosted by jack Benny with a wide range of film genres. It was a wonderful year.
This was a great year for Hollywood films. Many classic films and many world famous actors and actors. Films starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. A closer look at the Oscars of 1946.
Every year people buzz about the upcoming Academy Awards and people all over the world watch the ceremony on television. What about the old Awards that showcase classic films?
The Academy Awards recognizes some of the great films produced and released during 1944. Hollywood does its part for the war effort and entertains the world.
Every year millions of people watch the Academy Awards. Past Academy Award winners show us a little bit of history about the movies, stars, and times the movies were made.
The Academy Awards Ceremony presents us with the best pictures, actors, directors, etc. from each year. Looking back is a look at motion picture history.
Hollywood captures our culture and times in their movies, the Academy Awards attempt to capture the best of the best. Movies in 1937 (1938 Academy Awards) are surprising in scope and special effects.
Everyone looks forward to the Oscars, but what were they like in 1948? Two beloved Christmas movies won Oscars this year, do you know which ones?
So many years of Academy Awards...1942 was not a stellar year for movies and yet there were classics that will live on. can you remember the movies of 1942?
Looking back, 1939 was one of the best years for making some of the greatest movies. The Academy Awards give us a look at those movies and the stars that helped make them classics.
The year was 1937, the films nominated for Academy Awards were seen in 1936. Which films were nominated and which films won? Have you seen them?
Every year we watch the Academy Awards. What was it like years ago? How did "the Oscars" start? Have you ever seen the movie "Mrs. Miniver"? Learn about these things and so much more.
In-laws, if you're married or getting married, you'll have in-laws. How do you deal with them? How do you treat them? Sometimes its not as easy as it sounds. Here are some tips to help.
You want to buy a cockatiel but you have no idea what you need for a new bird. What size cage, what does he eat? Here are the answers you've been looking for.
We all have memories, but where do they come from? How do we keep them and is there anything we can do to make our memories better? Memories last a lifetime.
The music of the fifties will live on because it was the beginning of rock 'n roll. New singers, groups, and music appeared on the scene just about everyday. Rock 'n Roll encompassed so much.
Love is a word that's bandied about so freely. When you meet someone new, how do you know if you're in love or not? How to tell if you're in love....here are some ideas.
A diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer means the removal of the thyroid. What is the thyroid? How does it's removal effect you? This is a young girl's experience with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
Do you know what a landline telephone is? What about other technology and gadgets from the fifties? Did you know the pacemaker was invented in the fifties?
Happiness is all around us. We need to recognize it wherever we see it. The happier we become the more satisfied we are with what we have.
What's a New York winter? Well, its much like a New Jersey winter, or many other states' winters. What makes New York different? Different parts of New York, different winter.
Falsetto voice, sad love stories...remind you of Roy Orbison? Why did he wear those sunglasses anyway? There are so many interesting facts about the great Roy Orbison.
Does beauty come before aging? More importantly does beauty remain as we age? Its mostly up to you and how you view beauty and yourself.
One of the greatest duos of the 1960s...they live on with their music today and still perform concerts. Did you know they became friends int he fourth grade? Or that Paul Simon lived in England after their second break up? Learn more right here.
There are lots of National Holidays to celebrate throughout the year, but what better than Margarita Day? If you don't know how to make one, along with lots of interesting facts, you'll find recipes right here.
Eating gluten free is difficult at home but so much more so when dining out. What do you need to do to make dining out a pleasure for your gluten free child?
Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.
The music of the sixties is like no other music. Ranging from ballads and rock n roll to protest songs and folk music. The artists and groups of the sixties will be forever famous.
Fifty years of marriage is surely a milestone, not only today but at any time, and such a milestone deserves a special gift. Choosing a special gift can sometimes be daunting, but I have listed several choices that may just help you springboard to the perfect gift.
So much has been written about where to get a dog and so much more will be. The more you read the more you learn. Adopting a dog is a big decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. Breeder or Rescue? Everyone's opinion counts.
A music duo that changed the face of music and influenced many great artists to come. Anyone familiar with music in the late fifties and sixties knows the Everyly Brothers. You can never have enough Everly Brothers!
Smile! What better advice could you have? When you smile you feel better and it makes everyone around you happy. Do you remember to smile often?
Many people think a backyard pond is just too much work, or they don't have enough space. Neither of these things are true. With just a little digging, you can have your own backyard water feature!
Tradition....those things we do over and over again because, well, its tradition. What Christmas traditions do you have in your family? The Christmas tree, Christmas dinner.....
No photographer thinks their photos are boring, but....with BigHugeLabs you can make any photo fun or funny. Great entertainment for the photographer and the sky's the limit for what you can do.
Potato soup is an old favorite, and now even those with gluten restrictions can enjoy it. This is a simple recipe with step by step directions to a delicious potato soup.
Everyone loved Christmas Vacation, a funny film. However, the reality of a Christmas tree fire isn't anywhere near funny. The easiest way to avoid disaster and accidents around the holidays is to use common sense. What pitfalls should you avoid?
Army General David Petraeus' recent headlines had nothing to do with his bravery or outstanding performance in the military....his extensive, excellent career ended with a resignation and the nation reeling over his affair. What is your opinion?
Hopefully, we all turn fifty. It really is just another year in our lives so why not do it with grace? It isn't that difficult....
Do you know what a geek is? You most likely know of super heroes, but what about a suoper hero geek? Its easy to become one....maybe you're already there! Why not find out about this interesting modern-day personality.
Saint David, actually there are two Saint David's; one from Wales and one from Scotland. It appears St. David of Wales is the more popular in current Google searches.
Where did the name "Sophie" originate? Is it a popular baby name for a girl? What about it's standing in other countries (besides the US)?
Some of us have heard of the Creative Commons License but aren't really sure what it is or how to use it. Like any license applying to another's work the main condition is Attribution! Let other's know whose work your using.
PowerPoint Presentations are everywhere....have you ever had to make a business presentation? There are good, bad, and ugly points to making a presentation...whether its business or pleasure. Know what to look pitfalls to avoid when creating a PowerPoint presentation.
Do you remember the Dodo bird? How many species have become and/or will become extinct this century? Will your children remember the orangutan? What can you do to help stop extinction?
What's the easiest way to cook a hot dog? In the microwave....do you know what your hot dog is made of? Lots of information here about the famous hot dog and cooking it in a microwave.
Not everyone has a sense of humor, I'm sure you've noticed that....everyone however does deal with stress....why not put the two together and learn to deal with stress by using your sense of humor?
How many songs do you know? Do you know all the words? What do you need to do to learn and REMEMBER all the words? Find some helpful tips here from memorizing to practicing....
Personal growth and self-improvement are basically one and the same....anything you try to improve yourself is new...what new things can you try? Euripides said, "Leave no stone unturned."
Diverticular Disease? Yet another weapon in the arsenal we face as we age. Ten percent of Americans have diverticulosis by age forty, over fifty percent have it by age sixty. Do you know what diverticulosis and diverticulitis are? There are some answers in this article.
Everyone takes pictures but then what? Do you get them developed and leave them in drawer? Maybe, because they are digital, you don't even get them developed.....how about a Photo Book? Let a digital photo printing service help you do the work! Two of the top services are Snapfish and...
We've all thought about the plight of those around us, but have we given it serious thought....about child slavery, homeless veterans? Billybuc has asked us to join the H.O.W. movement...learn more here.
Celiac disease means no more gluten in your diet. Advances are made in food every day, making it more palatable and more available as gluten free. Take a look at an insider's view of the progress being made.
Every family has a 'baby' and many of those baby's are a delight! They are full of life, full of surprises, and often have a wonderful sense of humor. That is my youngest child.
At a time when our nation needs to come together and stand behind our President, states are filing petitions to secede from the Union...mass temper tantrums? Disgruntled citizens? I think its time to grow up and come together.
When you reflect on your life do you see what you've learned? How can you set goals based on the reflections you make? Keep it simple and attainable.
He drinks blood by night and is a gracious count by day....how did Dracula become a popular myth, one that has led to countless tales of vampires? From the creative mind of Bram Stoker, who was born 165 years ago, we have the tale of the County everybody loves to fear.
There are lots of crime shows on TV but one of the best is NCIS. It has been on TV for nine years and is a spinoff of JAG....in 2011 it was voted America's favorite television show. I think the characters and the actors playing them is what makes NCIS the great show it is!
UGG boots have not only swept the continent but they're here and taking over. They are comfortable, in style at the moment but are they all they are cracked up to be? Are they good for your feet? Why not read along and see what you think?
Tragedy and destruction have followed in the wake of Sandy. Communities and whole towns in New York and New Jersey have been wiped out leaving people homeless. What can you do to help? There are links here to sites that will give you information and even sign up sheets.
There are tons of digital cameras on the market today. If you're looking for a point and shoot camera the Cannon PowerShot is a great little camera. I've chosen the SX260 for its 20x lens and ease of use. It takes great pictures and you don't have to be a professional photographer!
There are many detective and crime shows on TV but Criminal Minds is a bit different. Criminal Minds focuses on the criminal rather than the crime. An elite team of profilers spend the show delving into the mind, motive, and type of persons responsible for the crime of the week. Did I mention...
TV shows like Criminal Minds have brought Profiling to the forefront....is it a science or is it fiction? There are actually benefits to criminal profiling used by such agencies as the FBI. Learn more about profiling in this hub.
You cannot imagine the majesty of an aircraft carrier unless you've been to one. The USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC is a perfect example. I was constantly amazed at its size, the things contained inside and outside but most of all, how it was home to so many for so many months. ...
I had one problem with The Kite Runner, I hadn't read it sooner! This is an excellent book. The story is mesmerizing from start to finish with peaks and valleys to keep you reading. In addition to this wonderful story you learn about life in Afghanistan before and after the Taliban.
What day is today? National What day? Every day throughout the entire calendar year has its own special celebration....from Mothers Day to Vegetarian Day and a whole host of others in between. This hub just looks at some of those celebrations in October and November....
A shocked world watches as a 14 year old girl targeted and shot by the Taliban fight for her life. She has been flown to Britain for treatment and rehab.
"You have made 100 Forum Posts!" You have posted 100 hubs....what about scores? Have you scored 100 in your author score? Or, do you have a hub that has 100? Read about one hundred, facts about one hundred, and one hundred in hub pages, with tips from other hubbers.
In a world filled with strife, is it necessary to do away with Big Bird? What's the controversy all about? Have you heard Mitt Romney's statement? What do you think about all of this? Read more here.
Pumpkin picking is fun for all and traditional for some. Area farms provide lots of pumpkins together with a day's worth of entertainment. Join us at Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson, N.Y.
Tattoos have evolved through the centuries but did you know they are now being used as makeup? Tattooed eyelids, eyebrows, even lipstick...yes I have first-hand knowledge about this, do you?
Probably the best comedy, variety show ever to air, The Carol Burnett Show has so many funny and memorable moments. Everyone has their favorite...did you know the show ran for eleven years? Want to know more? Read my hub.
The summer countdown is over....summer's gone. No more flowers or butterflies to grace us...warm weather turning crisp...looking for some memories of summer flowers an birds and bees....you'll find them here.