Parallel Tuesdays

Ray Bradbury Lives On

Last week, I was in the throes of the move (the last one for the next 20 years, at least, if I have anything to say about it) and bereft of Internet. Since I rarely bother to turn on the TV (unless it’s to watch Netflix or something from the DVR) and even more rarely bother to pick up a newspaper, I did not hear about the passing of the great Ray Bradbury until last Sunday.

I wonder what Mr. Bradbury would say about our reliance on the digital word. E-books. Blogs. Google News. Yahoo! News. Search engines. Chat boards. Wikipedia. Facebook. Twitter. Books can be burned at the digital word can be altered. While I delight in the digital, I wonder… Continue reading “Ray Bradbury Lives On”

Tuesday Toss-Up

Do You Remember Those Saturday Morning Cartoons?

Recently, my offspring have fallen in love with an old favorite of mine…

…the 1967 Spiderman cartoons. Hearing the theme song again for the first time in decades brought such a smile to my face (Thank you, Netflix!). Although the show originally aired before my time, I fell in love with Spidey it through reruns and could generally quote episodes word for word *blush*. Sure, it’s cheesy as only cartoons from that era could be but it’s still just plain old fun. Continue reading “Do You Remember Those Saturday Morning Cartoons?”