Saturday, June 09, 2007

Skyline Number 7

Toronto. I always wanted to go there, it seems like a cool city.

It's Been Almost A Week?

Wow, life goes fast, huh? I have been extremely busy trying to make budget, do homework, plan for tonight's big graduation party, work in the yard, etc etc.

Got to see my bud Ken Dillon last night and his lovely Tanis. I bequeathed Ken all of my show prep materials from the past ten years. It was great to see Ken (who is in town for the big Mo Broadcasters Convention) and his partner on the radio and the respective Mrs' (es). I am very envious of Ken. He does mornings in his hometown and uses his position to be a part of the community. That would be one of the very few scenarios that I would think about getting back into that business, if I could find a morning slot in a smaller town that believes in being local. I don't think they exist much anymore. You go, Kenny, I am so very proud of you.
I don't follow the NBA much. The only time I really care is when the league hits the playoffs. I am a big Spurs fan. I think Tim Duncan is one of the most fundamentally sound players ever. If you notice Tim, no tattoos or markings and he always uses the backboard. They ran a clinic the other night with Tony Parker taking the lead. Gregg Popovich has won three titles and no one seems to notice, that must be because they are not in LA, New York or Chicago. Spurs in five. Not yet, LeBron, not yet.
KMOX interviewed Ian Gillan on Thurday and it was thrilling to hear. Charlie Brennan did a great job and I am pleased that we are doing stuff like that. Heck, I'm over 50 and Deep Purple was one of the bands that got me through high school. I even heard the words "Black Sabbath" from a caller on KMOX. Zounds!
Speaking of KMOX, we did our Family Fishing Day today and the place was packed! I can't wait for next year, becuase now I have a better idea how to sell it!. Selling is hard but I am hanging in there and slowly but surely, putting some numbers on the board. Going to Edwardsville this week to drum up some business for our "Good Spirits Festival" on the 23rd. "Groovethang" is playing and they are one of my favorite local bands.
Mass tomorrow, then I am going to the Cardinals game. Great seats and maybe I can bring home a win. It is going to be a long year, I'm afraid. Drive to Shrewsbury, hit the Metrolink and away we go.
I try not to get too political on this blog (I know no one's mind is affected by what I scribble), but
I can NOT believe Dick Cheney spoke at the graduation ceremonies at West Point. Dick Cheney is a draft dodger. HE DID NOT SERVE! He had "other commitments" but yet has no problem sending others to die. Just my opinion but I believe he is an evil man who always looks like he is hiding something.

Beautiful day here in St. Louis, perfect for outside work in the yard, which was fruitful. Blessings to all who read this; may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

The Final Tribute

This picture in the Nashville newspaper apparently drew a lot of response including this:

Dear Tennessean:
The Tennessean's April 5 photograph of young Christian Golczynski accepting the American flag from Marine Lt. Col. Ric Thompson is one of the most moving and emotion provoking images I have ever seen.My wife and I attended funeral services for Christian's father, Staff Sergeant Marcus Golczynski, on April 4, along with our six year-old son, dozens of Marines, and several hundred others who came to pay tribute to this fallen hero. As one would expect, many of your readers were touched by this incredible picture. Staff Sergeant Golczynski had previously served one full tour in Iraq . Shortly before his death on March 27 he wrote to his family that he had volunteered to do this a second time due to our deep desire to finish the job we started. In his letter he said, "We fight and sometimes die so that our families don't have to." Tragically, Staff Sergeant Golczynski had only two weeks remaining on his second tour. We look at the photograph of Christian every day. It is displayed prominently in our home. Our hearts ache for Christian and for all those who have lost loved ones in this controversial conflict.Our nation is at a historical crossroads. Do we call an end to the struggle in Iraq or press on? Staff Sergeant Golczynski eloquently told his son how he felt about not giving up. Perhaps there is a lesson for all of us in this man's life and the choices he made. He was undeniably a man of tremendous courage and conviction. America must now choose whether to complete the job.When looking at the face of Christian Golczynski I am reminded that doing what is right is not always easy and doing what is easy is not always right. Christian's dad knew that too.

James Drescher
Franklin , TN

I have never supported this war. Personally, I think we went after the wrong target at the wrong time. Osama Bin Laden's minions were the ones who flew those planes into the WTC. Saddam had nothing to do with it. That being said, I support those brave men and women who are called and serve voluntarily for our nation. My heart aches every time I hear that another brave soul is done too soon. As a brother of a man who did two tours of Vietnam, whose son is now a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force, and whose nephew is now somewhere secretly in Afghanistan, my belief is we are now stuck in a place that doesn't want us there. How sad that no one questioned this operation (due to the fact that if you did, you were unpatriotic). I love my country with all my heart and feel blessed that I was born here. I am not quite sure that the people who made this decision did so under the right circumstances. God bless our troops and their families. May this excursion come to a hasty end.

(thanks Beth)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Backstage Pass Number Seven

These have been pretty recent(if you can say that 14 years ago was recent). I promose to go digging and come up with some REALLY cool stuff in the future. This was at Riverport. It was really hot.

Yes, This Is A Condom Ad and It's Damn Funny

Well, This Oughtta Be Fun

I are now a college student...again. I found out that the work I did back in 1984 doesn't count anymore...damn! So, I guess I had better get going. I am taking a telecourse in Biology. The course is on the public TV station here at 4:30am on Tuesday morning. Thank God for Tivo, huh? I will let you know the progress. Next semester, Psychology and an Astromony lab.

PS. I have two books for a telecourse and they were WAY over a hundred bucks. What a racket!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess
Diana's death.

Question: How come?
An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky,(check the bottle before you change the spelling), followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using
Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by a Canadian, using Bill Gates's technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian
lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,
and trucked to you by Mexican illegals.....

That, my friends, is Globalization!

Life Comes At You Fast...

Just like the TV commercial says...

My oldest is getting ready to have my second grandchild, she's due June 14th and she has strep throat. Damn. Her shower was today and when all is said and done, we will give her what she needs. I hope I can be there for her.
The boy is home and seems mixed about his next assignment. I think it's just a Notre Dame hangover. He will leave for LA in about three weeks and it will be hard to say goodbye..again.
My girl graduated from high school last night at Queeny Park, where conveniently, the A/C was on the fritz. It was a very lovely ceremony and dad didn't cry. I'm saving it all up for August. She seems very excited about heading east to college. I worked her lock in last night, got in about 3:15 am and.I.still.can't.sleep.
I am heading to Latin Vespers and a reception at the Abbey tonight. I need God in my life now more than ever. I hope he grants me health and piece of mind. Not too much to ask, huh?

More Skylines

I rescued my "Nashville" computer and found some more skylines. This is skyline number 8 in someone's list of the top 15.
Kuala Lumpur.

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