AWSI: Liberty and a Well-Deserved Shout-out to All Vets this 11-11…

It’s eleven-eleven (AKA 11-11) — a day to reflect on the sacrifices made to ensure our liberty…

SCMF Musings: Front Page 2-Pager an Eye Catcher…

A sensational 2-pager for the Broadway revival of “The Front Page” appearing strategically on Page 2 of the Sunday Times Arts & Leisure section got us to stop and study with interest…

AWSI: Silents in San Francisco…

I’ve been looking forward to this since I first read about it in the Pink Section of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. The Last Edition, a 1925 silent film / drama that pits newspapermen against corruption will be shown at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival on Sunday, July… more »

Vin Tweets! Dodgers Rejoice!

It was big news this week when 85-year old Vin Scully, “The Voice of the Dodgers” who has been their play-by-play announcer since 1950, was slated to take over the Dodgers’ twitter feed for the game between the Yankees and Dodgers at Yankee Stadium. Recalling a story I saw at… more »

Doodle-Man: Money Manager Benefits from Hand-Mind Coordination

The Wall Street Journal recently did a piece about Andrew Silton, a man who spent 30 years in the asset-management industry and retired in 2011 with at least 75 spiral-bound notebooks with about 600 drawings created during that timespan. Puzzled? Don’t be. While doodling is often considered a byproduct of… more »

Eyewitness Accounts of the 1906 Earthquake…

In his post of the 7 stories to read this weekend, Om Malik gave a shout out to Jack London: The story of an eye witness: Jack London, a San Francisco writer, wrote about the 1906 earthquake that almost destroyed the city by the bay. This is amazing writing from… more »

The Diary vs. Personal Journal in the Digital Age…

Laura Hazard Owen wrote an interesting piece for PaidContent about the role of a personal journal in the digital age. Her journaling experiences were of the keyboard input nature: I sat down at the big old desktop PC in my family’s basement, opened a new Word document and started my… more »

About Frannie…

  Frannie is Frances Marion, an American motion picture screenwriter whose 25-year career spanned the silent and sound eras.  She is credited with writing 325 scripts of every genre and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1930 for the film “The Big House” (first woman to win). … more »