Jack Bettridge archive

May 2008

Scene Smoking  

Posted: May 18, 2008 12:39pm ET

Have Gun – Will Travel rerun, “Show of Arms” (circa 1957). DAWN in SAN FRANCISCO’s Hotel Carlton, where the TV western’s main character, Paladin (played by Richard Boone), lives out his alter ego as a wealthy dandy (when he isn’t riding the range as a highly principled gun for hire, “the knight without armor in a savage land”).

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The Sounds of Silence

Posted: May 6, 2008 9:13am ET

Sunday night was my first great chance of the spring to blow smoke on my new deck. Perfect weather. A day of yard work behind me. It’s a school night so the kids retired early. No sound but that of the cardinal that’s nested in a mountain laurel.

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