“It’s weird to see how the hair decade lives on, even for people barely old enough to remember it. At that time, we all figured we were stuck in an epoch of bogus… I mean, the biggest movie of 1985 was the one where Michael J. Fox used a time machine to get the hell out of 1985. But something has kept all this alive. And in retrospect, the epoch of bogus evolved into the epoch of awesome. Who made this decision?” —- from “What Duran Duran Taught Me About Girls” in Salon an excerpt from the book, Talking With Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield.

[I want this book! I was an 80s kid and I both love and hate the decade. I think the reason it so resonates today is that it’s the decade where time spun on its wheel and divided the past from the future. That’s when the future started, is what I think.]


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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

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