They arrive almost monthly and each time I open one I feel a wide array of emotions. Gerard Louis, of Chanteheup, France, emails me regularly and entertains me with his latest discoveries of the World War II experience and the many Americans who fought and died on his native soil.
“Gravity,” the record-breaking movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is a fast, action-packed thriller that mostly left me asking, how did they do that?
He was one of the best men I’ve ever known and certainly one of the greatest influences of my life.
Dr. Bruce Longest and I made the most of our three day visit to Seattle last weekend for our annual NFL get-away. We took in all the views from the famous Space Needle, watched them toss fish around like footballs at the Pike Place Market in downtown and enjoyed the mild climate during two fabulous football experiences.
I came home Sunday from my second visit to Phoenix, and just like the first, I kept remembering the same thing – Binkley’s.
After recent comments by the board of supervisors about the need to cut spending to avoid a potential tax increase, it seemed logical to take a look at the current budget situation of county departments to see where they stand.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ? Augustine of Hippo
If that is the case, no one can ever accuse me of being a light reader. My Jeep and I have been burning up the road for quite some time now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I think it was when I saw the large blow-up tunnel go flying by the Bruce Trojans’ field house door like a balloon spitting out its air, that I knew this wasn’t going to be the normal opener to the high school football season.
It’s the sound of pads popping, cheerleaders chattering, the roar of the crowd, the pep of the bands, the screams of the coaches, the screeching whistles, and those lights, those tall, beautiful lights fading into the Friday night sky.
Sometime over the next month we will learn the results of last year’s state testing in each of Calhoun County’s schools. The schools know that information already, but for some reason I can’t explain, the state holds an embargo over the results prohibiting them from releasing them to the public.