Friday, October 28, 2011

A different place, A new beginning!

This weekend I realized I was in a different place. As I was leaving to go to work my grand daughter 'YoYo' ran out to my car as I was leaving the driveway and asked me to bring back some chocolate coins we have for visitors at work. I told her I would but she insisted I give her a 'Pinky-Promise' on it. At which we locked pinkys and shook. I was so moved, I cried as my car pulled away from her in the rear view mirror.

 I can't say 'I am sorry' enough times to her and the rest of the family. :(
I am so blessed.

 You see, I may have won the cancer lottery this month but have always felt like a winner with my family and friends.
Today, October 28th I start my chemo therapy to get back on the road to recovery for myself and hopefully a stronger family.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Post Turtle

You’ll like this email I received….

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher,
whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle,
the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as
our president.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle.'
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a
'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road
and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top,
that's a 'post turtle.'

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he
continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong
up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's
elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what
kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

Enough said.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I am no Romney supporter but...

I am an American!
Good job Romney team!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Judgement Day! May 21st, 2011

Don't be dismayed, be prepared.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Spirit of Americans Helping other Americans In Need, Stormrelief2011

This weekend a group of grassroots people from StormRelief2011 descended on Bridgeport, Alabama to help the victims of the recent tornadoes that hit the Southeast United States. They did good, they did good.

Here are some videos they took while in Bridgeport, Alabama:

Stormrelief2011 is based out of Roanoke, Virginia and could be headed back to Bridgeport, Alabama this coming weekend. Now that is the SPIRIT of Americans Helping other Americans In Need. Good job!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Running On Wide Open, StormRelief2011

The recent tornadoes in the Southeast United States was devastating with estimates of 340 Dead and $2-5 billion in damages.

Most Americans did their cursory review of the news stories concerning the reported damage but did little beyond making a donation to one of the widely known charities to help. America pretty much went back to the business of running on idle after the Southeast tornadoes, didn't they?

How much do you hear about Haiti or Japan earthquakes anymore? Admit it, you don't. How is that Katrina recovery working? Americans had rock concerts for Haiti but they won't even help their own neighbor? I don't try to understand.

OK, so where is the government going to get the money for victim relief and rebuilding? Borrowing more money from China? I don't try to understand.

On Apr 29, 2011 a couple of Americans understood this phenomenon all too well and decided to make a difference. They created Storm Relief 2011 "Americans Helping other Americans In Need".

Using their YouTube community they started planning, soliciting help and 'running on wide open'. They understand that Americans can't keep relying on others to fix our problems.

After 'running on wide open' for one week, Storm Relief 2011 raised some $5,000 dollars from donations. The below video shows some of the items bought and are headed to Bridgeport, Alabama from Roanoke, Virginia this weekend.

Next time America, help Americans first as if your 'running on wide open'!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Run to the Roar!

Remember this picture/post?
When you face trials, run toward the roar!

Well it seems as if a lady in Germany decides she has had enough and decides to run towards the roar!
If courage had a name it would be Hedi.

The interview with Hedi is here:
PI Interview with Heidi the “courageous German”

Our thoughts and prayers for Hedi, Peace be with her and her fellow countrymen.

H/T Datechguy -

Saturday, January 1, 2011

How Strange Is This New Year?

After reading the below text I had to ask, how strange is this new year?

On this day 148 years ago the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect and yet as a nation we do nothing to mark the occasion. How strange in a nation that celebrates a narrative of the gradual embrace and expansion of freedom.

How Will We Imagine Slavery in 2015?

Maybe its the gradual erosion of our freedoms that somehow make presidential proclamations seem as insignificant footnotes in history?

Have you stocked up on those incandescent light bulbs yet? Soon they will be considered contraband but not this kind of contraband.

Take a moment to review or read the Emancipation Proclamation to mark this occasion.

Happy New Year and remember Freedom is Not Free and it is not Forgotten!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Remember when...

as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt wrote a letter that lead to the reinstatement of the Army vs. Navy Game in 1899? Thanks Teddy and Happy 111th!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

‘Tis the season of the Hambone!

While the rest of America finishes off the last of their Thanksgiving leftovers and ponder their football predictions, the rest of us prepare for the season of the Hambone! Sorry Redskins maybe next year. ;-)

Hambone is four consecutive strikes in a game of bowling. Who knew Hambone would make the urban dictionary?

Well lets get started! Eugene McCune breaks the PBA nine-game record of 2,367 pins by 101 pins, for a total of 2,468 pins. Link Here!

(After 21 games, including match play bonus pins; top five advance to stepladder finals at 9 a.m. Pacific Friday; finals will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Nov. 28)

1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 9-0, 5,612.
2, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5-4, 5,386.
3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 7-2, 5,375.
4, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 6-3, 5,344.
5, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5-4, 5,329.
Check out the premiere episode of the PBA's reality series "Road to the Show". Documents the first event of the 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling leading up to the start of the season. Very nicely done.

Link to watch Part 2:

Link to watch Part 3:

Professional bowlers seem really out of touch with the new online media fans. Perhaps its the PBA seemingly overbearing oversight, perhaps the bowlers are just to busy. Here are some links of the world of bowling.

PBA Tour News on Twitter:

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) on Facebook:

PBA Professional Bowlers Association on YouTube:

If you bowl in a league you might be familar with the USBC:
The United States Bowling Congress -

Enjoy the season bowlers!