Thursday, October 29, 2009

Some good TV news for a change

Bad enough all the networks keep cancelling our favorite shows which makes it hard to commit DVR space to any show, we just discovered that Defying Gravity has bitten the big one. We only found this out when one of its stars showed up on Dexter. We were a little bummed. But now, some good news from out in TV land, just when we thought things couldn't get any better after Paula Abdhul left American Idol we get this news This improves two shows at once!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tough Stuff - Eco Friendly Socialism

I don't often find myself espousing tree hugger mantras but I have to admit that the Tough Stuff solar power project had the right blend of a useful product for me and a beneficial product for someone who is not as fortunate as most of us are. The link on the top right side of my blog will take you to their website and you can read for yourself what this company is all about. Buy one for package for you and they'll donate one package to a person in need. Sounds like a simple plan to spread the benefits of a simple solar powered system to those who could use the power but might not otherwise be able to afford it or have access to power at all. Check 'em out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another Passing

It seems like hardly any time at all has passed since my retirement and the time I spent working went by just as fast. I expect of course, to occasionally hear of a members passing and some of those members I remember vaguely because they retired when I was just beginning my career, others I remember much more vividly. I was shocked to hear of Guy's passing, we were not especially close but I remember him as an outgoing, grab life by the horns kind of guy and he was a hoot! I remember him with Scotty, I remember him at Cook County, a big ol bear of a guy, who you could always count on for help. I am sorry that he is gone and I am sure that his loss will be felt by many. His Facebook page was still up as of yesterday and the profile picture of him reminded me of how little he had changed over the years, although I don't remember him being all dressed up like that but he cut a fine figure. He will be missed.