My Father Would Have Been 100 Today

by James Wallace Harris, Monday, October 12, 2020 It’s been over fifty years since my father, George Delaney Harris, died on May 3, 1970. He was just 49. I was 18. To be honest, I don’t remember my father very well. Partly because he died when I was young, but also because he wasn’t around … Continue reading “My Father Would Have Been 100 Today”

Why Do We Love Television So Much?

by James Wallace Harris, Sunday, May 7, 2020 This post is going to be way longer than I ever imagined. My first title was “Do You Use Old TV Shows as Anchors for Old Memories?” I wanted to write about using memories of watching television as a mnemonic device to trigger connecting memories of real … Continue reading “Why Do We Love Television So Much?”

What Are Your Earliest Memory Signposts?

by James Wallace Harris, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 When I was young I thought people all saw the same external reality. Over time I learned that we each have a variety of different perceptional abilities, and no, the external reality didn’t look the same to everyone. I still believe there is only one external reality, … Continue reading “What Are Your Earliest Memory Signposts?”

Favorite Novels

These aren’t just the novels I emotionally loved, but books I admired, respected,  recommend, want to remember, plan to reread, studied and want to study. This list is a work of memory – of both recalling what I’ve read over a lifetime, and a listing to remind me who I am by what I’ve read. … Continue reading “Favorite Novels”

Why Do I Love Old Black and White TV Shows and Movies?

by James Wallace Harris, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Normally I watch the latest hit TV shows, usually on Netflix, HBO, or Amazon Prime. Generally, I watch these shows with friends. I’ve gotten so I don’t like watching TV alone. However, when I do, it’s because I’m too tired to do anything else and it’s too … Continue reading “Why Do I Love Old Black and White TV Shows and Movies?”