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Golden Dinkle Award

posted on January 10, 2018

Behold the Golden Dinkle Award. A local high school gives it out to the band member who hasn’t lost any parts of his or her band uniform when they’re turned in at the end of marching season. Up- Front Footwear has been making the Harry L. Dinkle band shoes for so long that the name “Dinkles” is virtually synonymous for band shoes, thus making a gold “Dinkle” the perfect choice to symbolize perfect uniform care. I love it!

Superman and Cleveland

posted on September 19, 2017

I had an appointment in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago and I thought I’d take in the Superman exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library while in town. It’s a rather comprehensive  enterprise with a lot of it coming from the collection of Mike Curtis the current writer of the Dick Tracy strip. If you’re in the area, it’s well worth your time.

One day in elementary school I was given the task of alphabetizing the encyclopedia set, and when I got to the S volume I came across an entry for one Jerome Siegel. It said the he was one of the creators of Superman, and, even more revelatory, that he lived in Cleveland. The thought that someone from where I lived could achieve something like that gave me hope that maybe, possibly, somehow it might be within the bounds of imagining for me.

While at the Superman exhibit, I saw Jerry Siegel’s typewriter in a showcase. And when I walked around to the other side…

Son of Odds and Ends

posted on July 20, 2017

This San Diego restaurant is one of the many reason’s why I love going to Comic-Con.

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