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So far Marc Curtis has created 22 blog entries.

August 2017

They Called Him Prince – three personal prince tales

They Called Him "Prince"Three Personal Prince TalesThe First TaleI was 14 in the summer of 1965. My parents had joined the little theater group “Pleasant Hill Playmakers.” To my dismay, the troupe decided that a summer production of ‘Snow White’ would be the perfect way to give hordes of out-of-school adolescents the chance to try [...]

April 2017

I Met My Honey at the White House

I Met My Honey at the White House Not “THE” White House. This White House is the name of a small village in rural Guangdong Province, China; population 200. The Chinese name is “Baiqi” (buy chee). Two days earlier, my friends treated me to lunch at a farmhouse restaurant near the village. On the [...]

March 2017

I Dug a Hole to China!

I Dug a Hole to China! by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com What 6-year-old boy hasn’t grabbed his shovel and started digging?  Everyone was doing it in the 1950s. Mom always said, “Eat everything on your plate.  There are starving kids in China!” It became our solemn duty to dig that hole so we could [...]

Grandma With Dementia, and Then She Was Gone

And Then She Was Gone ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved Grandma Huang, Cigarette Filter Out   Huang Family Home She lived a life of poverty on a hillside in Sanxiang town, Guangdong Province, China. Verqun’s grandmother was stricken with dementia.  I only met her once, on New Year’s Day. The [...]

I Saved Los Angeles Millions of Dollars!

I Saved Los Angeles Millions of Dollars by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved Dateline: February 8, 1986 11:30a.m. Location: 6849 N. Vanscoy Ave, Van Nuys Arleigh McCree McCree, 46, and Ball, 43, both suffered massive shrapnel wounds in the blast, which blew a hole in the roof of the attached [...]

I Found My Hat!

I Found My Hat! by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved. Sometimes we hold on to an item because it embraces a special remembrance. Welcome to Small Town, America Ord, Nebraska Population 2200 1.66 square miles Not exactly a tourist mecca, Ord is located in the center of the state. In 1985 it [...]

February 2017

Rodney King Cop Beating Trial Sidebar

Rodney King Cop Beating Trial – Sidebar What goes around, comes around by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com What do the following items have in common? Rodney King Michael P. Stone KDFM-FM, Walnut Creek, CA Traffic Court Los Angeles Riots, April 29, 1992 Marc Curtis (me) This is a story about paths that cross.  I’m [...]

Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz Encounter in New York City

In the "Odd Adventures in Life" department... Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz Many of you will remember the "Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz" case in NYC back in '84. Bernard Goetz had just been released on bail after shooting several attackers on the subway. I had a meeting with my NY partners at Broadcast News Service. [...]

Billionaire Boys Club untold story of Ron Levin

BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB – SIDEBAR The untold story of Ron Levin, allegedly murdered by Joe Hunt’s notorious scam investment group. by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved   Do a “Google” for Billionaire Boys Club and you’ll get nearly 1 million results.  The story gained worldwide attention when ‘Joe Hunt, 27 years old, [...]

August 2016

Joshua Tree National Park California Desert

Joshua Tree National Park Desert Flower Cactus Century Plant Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land [...]