This is BIG…Summerfest 2008

Summerfest Two days to go until the 2008 version of the "Big Gig" gets underway at Milwaukee's lakefront. The festival is recognized by Guinness World Records as the "World's Largest Music Festival," attracting 900,000 people each year to Henry Maier Festival Park, a 75-acre setting downtown on Lake Michigan. The 10 day, 11 stage, 12 hours a day music fest features performers from almost all genres,…

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You’ll never read this but…

Here's a good one. Now I don't expect anyone to read every word of this laundry list. Just gloss over it, looking at some of the bigger highlights; Nobel Peace Prize, President's Medal of Freedom, Ghandi Peace Prize... ...and then know that this man remains on the U.S. list of terrorists. That's right, I said, "the U.S. list of terrorists". ( Oh Ya. Thanks to Bush…

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Father’s Day

 Happy Father's Day Not a day goes by without a memory. My Dad 1933-2006 There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.  ~Author Unknown

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Little Russ, we’ll miss you.

Tim Russert May 7th, 1950-June 13th, 2008 While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.  You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.  ~Samuel Johnson  

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Storm Running

  Here's the storm I outran yesterday from starbucks about 10 miles from my ma's house near West Bend, WI. Employees and customers from the stores were outside taking pictures. It reminded me of the alien ships coming on from Independence Day.            

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Change your mind?

There it is. Below, in the previous post. The ongoing cost of war. This war. This debacle, quagmire. This Vietnam revisited. You think we could have found a way, a more peaceful way, to spend that cash?  Maybe solve MOST of the hunger, medical, economic problems here AND in the most needed regions? Talk about a USA public relations coup. We could have been…

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A Break in the Action

Where am I? What day is it? Actually, I am quite sure of all-of-the-above. But we did stop traveling for 36 hours or so. After about 3900 miles, here we are near Clarksville, TN, very close to the Kentucky border. We'll be taking a ride to Fort Campbell, which I hear is pretty vacant as most of the men & women have been…

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