Monday, August 7, 2017

FOR NOW I AM COMFORTABLE

concluding my blog and taking a temporary respite.

I have said all I can about optimism, hope, determination, and just about everything I can think of related to emotionality and the world.

I clearly don't want to turn this otherwise "happy" blog into a political firestorm and that of course is my temptation.

So let's pray for peace in our world and in our selves, and for now leave it at that.

Make no mistake about it, America is the greatest country in the world and will find its way once again, having fallen down the rabbit hole of charasmatic promises and relatively empty results.

WE SHALL OVERCO0ME as we always do.

Bye for now,

Bill

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I AM SORRY

for my lack of posts of late—actually for a while now.

I am fine and in reasonably good spirits these days so I'm not really sure what the issue is. Perhaps I have said all I need to or perhaps the state of the world—particularly our great country— and its lack of leadership has diminished my optimistic enthusiasm, or perhaps it is both plus other unknown issues.

In any event I will be away for a month and will think about what I would like to blog about going forward. My first thought is to focus on retirement and down sizing one's life as we age, approaching it from a humorous point of view.

I might even start in a couple of weeks when I get to my friends house in England and have unlimited access to the internet once again.

Meanwhile have a happy Easter/Passover.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ouch!

I posted last week that we went to a luncheon honoring and inducting our son David into the Florida Wrestling Legends for his work as a ring announcer. It is not common for a ring announcer to be so honored, but David was not your run of the mill announcer.

Thanks to all of you for your warm congratulatory wishes—far more than I get for my "profound" political punditry.
What I failed to share was that David was hooked on professional wrestling at a young age watching it on TV whenever he could. In his speech, he acknowledged my taking him to matches in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and even Wreslemania twice in Atlantic City. He was quick to mention that I read Time Magazine, while he took in the show.

Now, being the announcer in a tux in the center of the ring may seem like a cushy job, until you factor in being on the road 25 out of 30 days a month with 2 young sons back home in Georgia.
Then again, as can be seen in the following video, there were some pretty rough times too. Kurt Angle went a little berserk and a lot off script as he pummeled David. Andre the giant lifted him like a barbell and twirled him around on his shoulders before hurling him to the mat. And Chris Jericho ripped off David's tux in the ring for no reason I know.

The pic post Angle's angle shows the damage done, and obviously this is not "fake news."


But I think if you asked David he would say, "It hurt like heck for a long time, BUT I was in the biz and that mattered a great deal. My teen idols became my adult friends and I was in the ring and on TV every Monday and Thursday. I was very lucky to be able to live my dream and I would do it again in a rapid heartbeat, though I think I would skip the beatings! Then again maybe not."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our son David was honored...

Our son David, was honored as a legend by the Florida professional wrestling group. He wasn't a wrestler but was the ring announcer for many years for WCW and TNA.
David fought for the opportunity to follow his dream of being in the biz and achieved that to a high degree of success. We are quite proud of him and happy to be at today's luncheon in Tampa.

David receiving his award from Brian Blair and a picture with one of his many idols and buddies Bugsy McGraw