Most people of my generation have fond memories of ABC’s TGIF lineup on Friday nights. We’d kick off the weekend by settling in front of the television and watching some sitcoms that were wholesome fun for the entire family.
Over the years, there were a number of shows that served as part of the TGIF lineup, although the ones that are most commonly associated with it are Family Matters, Full House, Perfect Strangers, and Boy Meets World.
But there was another mainstay of the TGIF days that often gets overlooked: Step by Step.
Step by Step was the story of two families that merged when divorcee Frank Lambert married widowed Carol Foster. The joining of two dissimilar families resulted in some sporadically entertaining hijinks.
For reasons that would take more time to explain than is justified, I own a “Best of Step by Step” DVD. I’ve taken advantage of this rare possession by reviewing an…
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When I set out for work yesterday morning the wind chill was -50 degrees Celsius. According to the astronomy department at the local museum, it was colder in my city yesterday than it was on the surface of Mars. So take note space entrepreneurs: if you’re thinking to pitch Mars as a tourist destination, Winnipeg is your prime market.
If you travel to Thompson to the north of Winnipeg (yes, there is stuff north of Winnipeg besides polar bears) you will be hard pressed to find a hotel room during the winter months. The population of the town swells in the coldest months of the year with car manufacturing companies on location to cold-test their vehicles. (Random thought: I wonder where the Mars Rover was cold-tested?)
Many years ago, on a tour of the canals of Venice, we learned about the risks and challenges of living on land that had been, rather…
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