Category Archives: The ’80s

Melrose Place: The Recaps! S1, Ep1: Pilot

So unlike “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Melrose Place,” its Spelling Spinoff, was never an obsessive rewatch for me. Now, don’t get me wrong. I watched pretty much every episode up until around the time that Kristin Davis showed up. No offense … Continue reading

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On Days Like This

On days like this, time seems to fall away. The sun is at this one place in the sky, and everything looks golden, as if it were an episode of “Wonder Years.” It’s almost Fall and I see my hair … Continue reading

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Trowsers Rolled

Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels … Continue reading

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Let Me Take You On an Escapade

The last gift I remember getting from both my Nanny and Pop-Pop Posch was a golden vest from Escapade in the Baldwin Shopping Center on Grand Avenue. Usually Nanny would be in charge of the gifts, and always skewed younger. … Continue reading

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Then You Can Dream About It, and It’ll Be a Whole Garden.

You know, George, I feel that in a small way we are doing something important. Satisfying a fundamental urge. It’s deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls and fireplace, and we’re helping him … Continue reading

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The Best Postcard

I was eight years old when I sent Beverly Cleary a very long and urgent handwritten letter, wherein I patiently explained that she and her writing meant – well, absolutely EVERYTHING to me. In my very-best penmanship (which, if you’ve … Continue reading

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A Good Memory From My Most-Hated Grade

I hated sixth grade. It was the year my parents made me go to Christian school, after I’d finally and painstakingly eked out an identity for myself at Chatterton, the public elementary school in my district. I wasn’t the prettiest, … Continue reading

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