After graduation life became an adventure, including some college, lots of travel and just learning to enjoy life. My education has been diversified to say the least attending several colleges and universities a few courses at a time and ending my formal education at Iowa State.
My occupations have been many, with the last 35 years spent in broadcasting
in one form or another. I have many things I love, my wife Chris, my daughter
Paula and my son Shad. I love also love Ames and Iowa. What I am and what I will
be is always grateful to the people and things that have surrounded my life in
this great part of the country we live in. The are a lot of things I've left out
but I'm sure we'll share more as you continue to visit this site.
As we wind down our Penny Pick up campaign for Shop With a Cop I have to admit I have never felt the flood of emotions as I have this holiday season. We have had donations from 4 cents to $5,000, The ages run from 2 yars old to I dont't want to tell you my age. I've had handshakes and hugs, smiles and tears as we've shared those giving moments. The generosity of this community is overwhelming and I cannot express my love and appreciation to each and everyone of you.
Are we but lemmings being led to the Christmas shopping cliff? Every year marketing folks and now the media convince us that the amout of shopping days for Christmas is dependent upon when the Thanksgiving holiday lands. Here's some breaking news, the amount of shopping days never changes with the exception of Leap Year where you get one more. You can buy those presents at any time of year, you are not limited to the weeks following Thanksgiving. I applaud those who came up with the Black Friday concept and abhor those who decided it needed to be moved back to Thursday. Shop sensibly, a bargain is only a bargain if you need it. Gifts come from the heart not the wallet and should come with the genuine spirit of giving.
Putting together the Your Turn program on the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy assasination and all of a sudden had a rush of old feelings return. I felt the sadness of those days, the anger that this could happen and the wonder of how. I've finally determined that either we know everything or we know nothing as to what caused this traumatic episode in my life. There have been so many theory's and conspiracies passed before us that it has diluted the possibility of ever being 100% positive of the facts is now impossible. I can only relate that it was one of the saddest and shameful moments a 16 year old Iowa boy had felt at that time and is etched idelibly in my mind. Please give a listen as Dr. Charles Dobbs and I discuss this subject at 12:30pm.
Sometimes having a bad football season overshadows the recent good ones. I say this in an effort to make sure that Cyclone fans show up for Senior night At Saturdays Football game. There are 21 Seniors that have brought us more success than disappointment in their stint at Iwa State and we need to take our last opportunity to say thank you. It's tougher in a down season to go out in the cold and cheer a team on, but they deserve our thanks and let's prove to those doubters that we are the fans that all fans should be. See you Saturday night at Trice and Go Cyclones!