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The next edition of Mattel's "Cars" collectables cruise into a store near you
If a company is lucky, they score a hit every now and then with one of their products. And if they are really lucky, that product ties in with an even bigger success from another company's product. So it is this summer with Mattel and their line of die-cast cars from the movie of the same name. Based...
2 Aug 2006
Ruminations: A "Superman Returns" preview two-fer
It's not often that I find can something that really caters to my personal nterest. But this week? I managed to find not one, but two goodies that really take me back to the movie-going days of my youth. Okay. So it was only the seventies. But those were the days when I discovered the glories of seeing...
21 Jun 2006
... then checks under the hood on "The Art of Cars"
Let me begin by saying that I am not a car guy. As in: I don't have "grease under my finger nails and gasoline in my veins." But I certainly know more than a few folks who qualify in that sense. And while I don't own a hot rod or a sports car, I have enjoyed my fair share of experiences involving both...
31 May 2006
Ruminations: Your Disneyland "Car" Stories
Ah, the call of the open road… The shiny automobile packed for the journey, the family gathered, a full tank of inexpensive gasoline and repeated cries of "Are we there yet?" There is nothing like it! Loyal readers may recall that last summer, I shared the tale of my family's first Disneyland visit ...
24 May 2006
Ruminations: Another look at the “Behind The Magic” exhibit
One of the delights of the"Behind the Magic: 50 Years of Disneyland" exhibit that's currently being presented at the Oakland Museum of California is that there are so many great items waiting at every turn. For every Disneyland fan, there is something that evokes memories of a favorite time at the Park...
10 May 2006
Ruminations: “Behind The Magic” exhibit comes to Oakland
Okay Disneyland fans. Here is an opportunity that you truly will not want to pass up. Especially if you plan to visit Northern California this summer… If you are one of the folks who have been reading the site for a while, then you may recall that the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, along with...
3 May 2006
Ruminations: West Coast Update
Last week, my e-mail offered up a few updates on some topics that I thought might be of interest to the loyal readers of this space. First up, the folks at E-Ville Press are hard at work finishing their next collaboration with Afterworks 2 . From their blog, the following update: “Afterworks 2 is going...
26 Apr 2006
Ruminations: Picture the early days of Disneyland
If you’ve been reading this space for a while, you know that I have a thing for black and white photography. You may recall that I took the old reliable Brownie Hawkeye to Disneyland with me on July 17 th , 2005 . My goal was to try and capture the feel of that day much as guests had done some 50 years...
19 Apr 2006
Ruminations: Speedway to Movie Theater for 30,000!
A few Sundays ago, I had the opportunity to stop by the Lowe’s Motor Speedway . Located in Concord, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte, this is the heart of NASCAR racing. Guess who’s coming soon? And with the upcoming premiere of Disney/Pixar’s new film, “Cars” weeks away, I thought you might enjoy...
12 Apr 2006
Ruminations: A sneak preview of the Walt Disney Family Museum
It is no secret that I have many reasons to love the City that is San Francisco. Like many visitors, I find an attraction in the neighborhoods, the people, the places and the food. So, if something else were to come along that would make me enjoy it all the more, how would I feel about it? After today...
22 Mar 2006
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