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So far Marc Curtis has created 25 blog entries.

July 2019

KDFM Walnut Creek, CA

KDFM Walnut Creek California As a teenager I had a transistor radio glued to my ear. I passionately wanted to be an announcer on a radio station. It wasn’t easy to break into the broadcasting business in 1968, but when you want something bad enough, you find a way. My friend Bill Weil knew my [...]

June 2019

The Greatest ‘Oops’ on Earth

The frantic clown streamed out of the Ringling Brothers - Barnum and Bailey big top at Baraboo, Wisconsin. His over-sized shoes flip-flopped across the pavement as he ran toward us screaming “Dr. Bob! Dr. Bob!!” We thought something had happened inside the tent and a doctor was urgently needed.

February 2019

Puppy Love Revisited

Puppy Love Revisited (names were changed to protect the guilty) I was 11, she was much older, at 12. Nicole, her younger brother, Randy, my sister, and dumb, fat Victor would walk up the block to the old, abandoned cemetery and read the headstones. Most were from the 1800’s or early 1900’s. Weeds were growing [...]

August 2017

They Called Him Prince – three personal prince tales

They Called Him "Prince" Three Personal Prince Tales The First Tale I 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 [...]

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 [...]

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