Word Wednesday: Philocaly

Philocaly: the love of beauty

The Day of the Munsters

On September 24, 1964, the horror-themed sitcom, “The Munsters,” premiered on CBS television, depicting the home life of a family of monsters and the “normal” niece who came to live with them. It starred Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional #monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era and as a kid, it was one of my favorites. It ran for two seasons (70 episodes) but achieved its greatest audience in syndication, which is where most people of my age actually saw it for the first time.
My two favorite parts of the show were the theme song and the Munsters’ awesome cars. The instrumental theme song (which actually had lyrics, believe or not) was arranged by Jack Marshall and written by Jon Burlingame, who called it a “Bernard-Herrmann-meets-Duane-Eddy sound.” And if you don’t know who those guys are, look it up.
The show remains a blast, even after all of these years and if you haven’t seen it lately, track down an episode. I promise you’ll still laugh!

Book shop find

What’s the word for „book“ in your language? In my language it’s „Buch“. This shop appeared some weeks ago on my instagram screen and i‘m loving it! Thank you @raquel.cayuela for tagging #prettybookplaces #madrid
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Today’s Book Haul

Today’s #bookhaul rendered some interesting finds, from occult wisdom, to herbal remedies, to short fiction anthologies📚. It was a challenge though, the grandma at the door was rude and felt like charging me 5 bucks to be a friend of the library🤷‍♂️. I said sure, but a true friend doesn’t charge you for their company 🤗


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A Sad Day For Me

This is definitely the saddest news I have heard in a while. I just found out that the Villa Park Boxing Club will close after 25 years of serving the community, effective as of September 1st. I’m aware that all chapters come to an end, none the less, we can’t prepare for them. This club has had the greatest influence on my life since I first stepped inside the ring in 8th grade. Hell, I was just representing the Villa Park Boxing Club at the Chicago Golden Gloves in 2018.


This club has always been there for me and has always given me a sense of direction when I most needed it. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without coaches like Paul Lee Pleticha and Donita M. Pleticha. Their selfless dedication will always be remembered by many. With Coach Tony Lgnrunning the gym these last few years, he continued to carry the torch, offering the same escape from the streets and drugs to our youth. I grew up boxing with Tony since high school, he’s a great man and a great coach. I’m sad to hear this chapter is set to end.

But if there’s one thing I learned from boxing is that you have to pick yourself back up. Life knocks you down, life gets tough, but you get up- you dust off your gloves- readjust and you fight back!