Friday, July 29, 2011
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
So anyway, if you think its hot here its always hot somewhere else. Only place that's been hotter than Death Valley is Al'aziziyah, Libya where it was once 136 degrees Fahrenheit . Ouch.
Monday, July 11, 2011
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Let the arts grow
I find myself asking the question, “What is the role of arts and human service organizations in today's perilous economic times?” The Louisville Orchestra is one example. There is certainly a case to be made for cutting budgets and trimming the number of players. Private business and government have chosen this “fiscally prudent” route.
However, I find myself thinking about another option. The Louisville Orchestra has the potential to be part of a new, vibrant Louisville. We must believe in the power of music to raise the spirits of the city. This “lock out” of the musicians only adds to the negativity that's already all around us.
The board of the orchestra has a higher calling than the “bottom line.” A commitment to the “top line” is part of what we all need to begin to climb out of this despondent mood brought on by the current recession. By choosing a path of growth — rather than reduction — the Louisville Orchestra could set an example to inspire the business community and government to invest in every sector of this great city.
The Louisville Orchestra has a great history, and what we need now is a vision of a great future. A belief in that vision can generate the gift support to make that dream a reality. I've had the opportunity to work closely with some great board members. Once at the Children's Center, when faced with a dire economic situation, we were choosing between cutting services or dipping into the principle of our modest endowment. One courageous board member rose to his feet with a challenge. He said, “I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd rather spend every penny of our endowment and then close our doors, than not have the kind of quality I can be proud of.” He turned around the organization that day. With his vision, we were transformed from followers into leaders.
CHARLES L. BAKER
Sunday, July 3, 2011
When I worked at Six Flags, it was very common for children to be left unattended while their parents go ride rides. And the most common defense was when the parents would say "It's ok, I told them to stay there till we got back." Really? You told your five year old to stay there in a crowded, loud place with crazy characters walking all over the place? Great thinking mom and dad.
This is not simple cardinal bitterness, because first of all - Louisville's athletics facilities are FAR superior to Kentucky's. Our football stadium and basketball arena's are both newer, and the Louisville athletic board had to fight to state on numerous occasions in order allow for the football expansion and building of the KFC Yum! Center.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
It should also be mentioned that Marvel also teamed up with Hasbro to bring us a comic book series surrounding the beloved Transformers. So if you wanted to live every child's fantasy of seeing Spider-man battle Decepticons, you have a chance.
But the thing about Transformers, Thundercats, and G.I. Joe is that by today's standards these cartoons are total garbage. However, I still go back and watch them for the nostalgic value - and in their time they were EPIC. I'm ok with live action film adaptations (although, Thundercats would be a little tough to pull off) but what I can't stand is the new releases of animated series. Some things should be left as antiques and should not be
Well, that is my blog for today folks. Thanks again for reading, and keep checking it daily!
Friday, July 1, 2011
So, once again I posted another status update that stirred another debate. This is what I said:
It really should not have been a debate, but of course there's one in every family so a friend of mine posted saying I was overreacting because it is 'just a flag'. Luckily, the majority of the group disagreed with him and agreed that the American Flag is MUCH more than 'just a flag'. It represents our freedom and liberty, the thousands of men and w
The moral of the story - be proud of what it means to be an American and in case you forgot what we are fight for, hopefully this will refresh your memory.....