Martine always woke up at 4:00 am. Important work was to be done in the kitchen. She was the Queen of the Tuscany Kitchen.
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FIFTY FLOORS OF FEAR photo credit: Four Seasons New York One step up a ladder makes my palms sweat. Imagine my near-heart-attack when I stepped onto a scaffolding on the side of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City: Fifty Floors off the ground. I was filming the reconstruction of the penthouse suite. Two [...]
Coronavirus -- Life in China The following posts were written by my friend Jerry Grey in Zhongshan China. He posted them on FaceBook to dispel some of the fears many people outside of the country are wondering about. I'm adding additional important updates as they become available. https://www.facebook.com/jerry.grey/posts/10157090343990922 You Can't Go Home Again If you [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 1800s or early 1900s. Weeds were growing [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]