The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Sex scandals abound these days, it seems. It feels so much worse to me when it’s someone whose work I always admired, like Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, or Woody Allen. I had built these men up to such heights in my mind, I almost take it personally that they knocked themselves off my pedestals in …

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It’s funny. You can float along in cyberspace, completely anonymous to all but friends and family, and then all of a sudden, BAM! The limelight blasts you right in the cornea. It’s happened to me a few times. It’s always unexpected and seemingly random. And it feels very strange. I had one of those days …

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Micro-Fame

The View from a Drawbridge

I’ve been getting a lot of attention of late. It feels funny. I’m not used to it. My default position is to be the quiet, thoughtful background person. The spotlight isn’t something I have ever sought. But in recent weeks, this blog is really starting to take off. And I’ve also been featured on a …

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Whenever someone really famous dies, I sort of brace for impact. Inevitably, someone will say, ominously, “They come in threes, you know.” And sure enough, it would seem that more prominent people die in quick succession. It was only today that I really bothered to give that statement any thought. How arrogant. How judgmental. Who …

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A dear friend, whom I love and respect, posted the following on her Facebook page. It broke my heart that someone I care about and admire so much could be so taken in. I’ll start with the quote (Which is from some other source, which has since disappeared from Facebook, and I’ll remain faithful to …

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Have you ever made the mistake of clicking on one of those sponsored ads on Facebook? Someone famous is dead, or has gotten remarried to someone else famous, or is crying, or has ruined his or her reputation, or has had a shocking secret revealed. When you click on it, you get an ad for …

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I just had a rather surreal experience. I was bored and in need of something to do while I procrastinated, so I went on Youtube and stumbled upon a short series called Celebrity Big Brother UK 2002. I’ve always been a Big Brother fan, and this series was only 10 days long, much shorter than …

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Fame

The View from a Drawbridge

My friend Carole quoted a show called the Vampire Mob the other day. “We are all famous to a few people.” Now, I’ve never been a big follower of this whole vampire phenomenon, but it appears that pearls of wisdom can be found just about anywhere. This had me thinking about the concept of fame. …

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