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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 1,749

About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

Dancing in the Dark - Artie Shaw

May I have this dance?

Wealthy scion of SC political dynasty shot in head

Has anyone else been following this story?
Alex Murdaugh, the wealthy head of a legal and political dynasty that has ruled over a poor rural South Carolina county for over a century, the other day was shot in the head on a lonely country road while changing a tire. His wife and son were both murdered in June inside their hunting lodge. The son had been involved in a boating accident that resulted in the death of a young girl some time before.
Murdaugh will survive. No arrests but a county full of suspects.
All straight out of Grisham or Faulkner or something.


Joni Mitchell out and about!

I know it's the New York Post, but they are reporting that Joni Mitchell is getting out a bit. And to a very long time adoring fan that's good news! I had heard for several years now that she isn't doing well.


PS: Her manager is still Peter Asher. That means something special to British Invasion Rock and Roll fans.

Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Once upon a time this girl was quite the thing for us boys.

Our Dear Rachel Would Enjoy This on a Long Holiday Weekend.

Louis and Bing: Gone Fishin!

The Greatest Music Video Ever Made!

I put this up yesterday under a different title but it didn't get anywhere near the number of views it deserves. Watch all the way through and try not to smile!

Amherst College has the Toughest Covid Restrictions in the Country

No registration unless vaxxed, double masking indoors and outdoors if within six feet of others, masks at all times except in dorm rooms. No indoor dining hall, twice weekly Covid tests, no visits to town except for limited reasons etc.


Love Train - Yo Yo Ma and friends

At least two weeks until Fraudit Day

It was revealed in court yesterday that it will be at least two weeks until the Cyber ninja Fraudit Report is handed in to the Arizona Senate. No real explanation for the long delay.


Jackie and Ari

Those of us old enough remember when the news of Jacqueline Kennedys sudden marriage to the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis hit the world like a bombshell.
The gossipy New York Social Diary has a gossipy column about it. The story behind a few paragraphs in. Of course I had to read it!

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