When Ideas Repeat Themselves

I've been writing this blog for years and I've tried not to repeat myself. Pop culture is luckily loaded with topics, but this past week I've caught myself almost treading the same territory twice.  I'm still too young to call them "senior moments," but the evidence was upon me that my memory isn't what it used to be.  I had a couple of brainstorms for new posts, but as I started researching them and jotting down some ideas, a sense of familiarity came over me.  I realized it wasn't mere deja vu -- I had already explored these topics in my City of Kik blog before!

First, my friend Trish went to actor Anson Williams's book signing for his new memoir Singing to a Bulldog. She mentioned her surprise that Fonzie on Happy Days started off as a secondary character. I thought it would be a great idea to chronicle all the actors who stole the show and became the top-billed stars of their television series.  Then I realized I had already written it back in 2011.

Next, I read the news that HBO will be adapting the excellent Foundation science fiction saga, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the imaginative stories written by the epic tale's author Isaac Asimov.  The only problem was I already wrote it back in 2009.

If you haven't read them, go check them out in my archives. Meanwhile, I'll try to think up some new ideas.