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.
Spring rains are natures way of cleansing the the earth of winters doldrums. It refreshes the air and our spirits. Our energy levels go through the roof as we are like runners in the starting blocks waiting for the gun that signals the start of all those projects we've been planning for these many months. I don't plan projects any more I just continue to work off the list I've had for many years, I seem to get distracted by the fun things like fishing, golf or taking a ride on my motorcycle. My toughest chore is how to distract my wife, so this year we're golfing together and traveling more, wish me luck I just remembered she can read.
I Didn't forget you yesterday I was busy. so here is your next answer to win tickets to the Guitar Trios of Montreal and California that I will refer to next week. These two groups came together after an impromptu studio get together in Montreal in 2010.
A special day today, my wifes Grandmother Nina Harrell turns 100 years old. I hold a special place in my heart for her because she reminds me so much of my mother who would have been 97. Grandma is a straight shooter who calls it like it is. She has great compassion and tempers that with the need to be truthful. Her life experiences are something she freely shares and through that she has made me a better person with an appreciation for what hard times really are. Her eyesight has diminished, her hearing isn't what it used to be, she struggles with mobility and has let us know she's ready when the good Lord is to join her beloved husband Paul. The world will be a poorer place when that happens and a richer place for what she has shared. Happy Birthday Nina!