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May.01.2012
At the time, I truly believed that my days of watching daytime soaps came to an end when the final episode of As the World Turns aired on September 17th, 2010.  Of course, as my mother was so fond of telling me: never say never. So, when One Life to Live left the air in January, I skipped the...
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Oct.06.2011
Last month, We Love Soaps compiled their list of the 25 Biggest Blunders in Daytime Soap Opera History. I posted my initial thoughts a couple of weeks ago. Here are the rest (well, except for the long piece in progress examining the colossal blunder not on the WLS list – the 1995 shuffling of the...
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Sep.24.2011
  Last year it was As the World Turns, the year before, Guiding Light, and yesterday, All My Children. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I watched AMC on a regular basis. But since a modicum of masochism is damn near a prerequisite for soap fans, I watched the last few episodes and...
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May.07.2010
An author writes and submits a piece, then waits for it to appear in print – it’s called lead time. At least that’s the way it used to be. Media in the digital age has greatly reduced lead time for print magazines; and blogs allow for immediate editing and correction. Then there are books, in...