Vale Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan, – Image courtesy Fairfax Media

MIchael Clarke Duncan was one of my favourite actors. I heard this morning he passed away after suffering a heart attack last July. I first saw him in the movie The Green Mile with Tom Hanks. He was outstanding, it was a moving and memorable performance. Since then I have seen him on several other TV shows and movies. and always enjoyed his performance.
Vale Michael Clarke Duncan. You will be missed.
Link to SMH Article for more information.

It’s a Sad Day for Mayberry

Andy Griffith
, star of stage and screen and  TV passed away today July 3rd at the age of 86.

I wanted to write something about him. As a young kid, I was very fond of the Andy Griffith Show, being aired here in Australia, I loved the antics of Don Knotts and A

Andy Griffith

ndy Griffith’s straight man to Knotts comedic genius     I also loved  the Gomer Pyle Character  who later had a successful TV spinoff show Gomer Pyle USMC.

Ron Howard, a legend now in his own right and  the Character ‘Opie’ on the show tweeted:
“Andy Griffith His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I’m forever grateful RIP Andy.”


A really in depth article can be found  at   I just wanted to pay tribute to this man who was part of my childhood memories. All things pass away but he will live in my memories for as long as I have them.  



I’m back.

OK after a  little sabbatical (2 years)  I am back.

The old site is gone forever … lost in the bits and bytes of the cloudy murk of a server somewhere in internet land.  all that remains is a screenshot

and here it is.