Didn’t Know … Wrote That

By | Dec 30, 2013

Over the years there have been many popular songs. Ones that once you hear who wrote them it comes as quite a surprise. In 1971 James Taylor had his only Billboard Number one with “You’ve Got a Friend”. Being that Taylor wrote many songs, some think that it is one of his compositions. That’s not […]

Merry Christmas

By | Dec 20, 2013

Merry Christmas

A Christmas Carol Not Sung

By | Dec 19, 2013

A Christmas Carol by English novelist Charles Dickens was first published on December 19, 1843. It had illustrations by John Leech. The story is divided into Staves and not chapters. A stave, which is similar to a stanza, is found in music as a recurring pattern of meter and rhyme. Dickens felt this added humor […]

“Billy Jack” Dies

By | Dec 17, 2013

Just discovered that actor Tom Laughlin died on December 12, 2013 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. Tom Laughlin, born on August 10, 1931, is best know for the series of Billy Jack movies of the 1970s. The character Billy Jack, a half-Indian Vietnam War veteran who shuns society, was first introduced […]

Combined Goal

By | Dec 15, 2013

A picture may paint a thousand words, but what it really does is capture a moment in time. Telling it’s own story. Since a each picture tells a story I’ll let the photograph tell its story. More photographs by Steven (SG) Atkinson cane be seen at SGAtkinson.com or on Flickr.

Two Geminis Become One

By | Dec 12, 2013

On its third attempt Gemini Mission 6A, with Command Pilot Walter M. (Wally) Schirra and Pilot Thomas (Tom) P. Stafford launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 15, 1965. On its fourth orbit Gemini 6A meet Gemini 7, with Command Pilot Frank F. Borman II and Pilot James A. Lowell Jr., which was already in […]

An Airplane Death

By | Dec 10, 2013

43 year old Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera lost her life when the plane she was flying in crashed into the mountains in Northern Mexico, on December 9, 2012. We have lost many performers due to plane mishaps. On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays were on the way to Madison, Wiscons when their […]

Flag Moon

By | Dec 8, 2013

A picture may paint a thousand words, but what it really does is capture a moment in time. Telling it’s own story. Since a each picture tells a story I’ll let the photograph tell its story. More photographs by Steven (SG) Atkinson cane be seen at SGAtkinson.com or on Flickr.

The Washington Monument

By | Dec 6, 2013

On December 6, 1884, after 36 years of off and on construction, the Washington Monument in Washington DC was completed. The Washington National Monument Society laid the monument’s cornerstone on Independence Day in 1848. Funding was lost and construction set idle for 24 years until 1876 when President Ulysses S. Grant authorized the U.S. Army […]

The Mystery Writer Disappears

By | Dec 3, 2013

December 3, 1926 was a quiet Friday evening. Mystery writer Agatha Christie was well on her way as an established writing having just published her seventh book, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. After giving her daughter a goodnight kiss she suddenly left the house for a car ride. The next morning the car was discovered […]

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