Category Archives: Television

Reflections of Walking Distance

Reflections of Walking Distance By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t think that there is any other half-hour of television broadcasting that has affected me as deeply as the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Walking Distance.” It stars Gig Young, who portrays … Continue reading

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On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

The Boy Scout Oath. On My Honor, I Will Do My Best By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, I took a long, hard look in the mirror. I honestly asked myself, “what have I done with my life?” I’m serious. At … Continue reading

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This One’s For You, Dad!

From the autumn of 1970, Dad and I taking a break along the Appalachian Trail with my fellow scouts of the great and wonderful Boy Scout Troop 170. This One’s For You, Dad! By Dr. Richard Mabey Jr. My father … Continue reading

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From Earth To Heaven: Happy Birthday Earl Hamner Jr.

One of my hands-down, absolute favorite pictures of Earl Hamner Jr. In this photo, Earl is at a book signing for his book, “The Twilight Zone Scripts.” I just doesn’t get any cooler than that! From Earth To Heaven: Happy … Continue reading

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A short excerpt from “I Remember Dad”

The boy’s bedroom was basically simple. An old chair stood beside the boy’s bed. “I Remember Dad” By Richard Mabey Jr. A short excerpt from “I Remember Dad” Outside his bedroom window, the snow gently fell from the heavens. The … Continue reading

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Homesick For My Little Office

When all the dust is settled, more and more, I feel a certain homesick feeling. Homesick For My Little Office By Richard Mabey Jr. Long before dear old Rod Stewart’s raspy voice sang to us about his old love, Maggie … Continue reading

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The Precious, Golden Rod Has Passed

A great photo of Earl Hamner Jr., when he was a young man. The Precious, Golden Rod Has Passed By Richard Mabey Jr. To say that I am mourning for the passing of Earl Hamner Jr. is an understatement. I … Continue reading

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