If you are of a certain age, you may be familiar with the name Marilu Henner. A film and television actress, Henner became famous for her role as Elaine Nardo in the sitcom Taxi during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In the 90’s she went on to host her own talk show and has … Continue reading Making Memories
On April 27, 1981, John Eric Hastrick was visiting the Grand Canyon. In an effort to get the perfect picture to commemorate his time there, Hastrick climbed over the rock wall intended to keep tourists from venturing too close to the edge. He turned his back to the canyon and focused on his camera, continued … Continue reading Say Cheese!
In 2016, accomplished sailor Falcon Riley began dreaming of a different kind of voyage. He was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, traveling from San Francisco to Guam when he began fantasizing about Mongolia. He’d written a report about Genghis Khan as a child and had been drawn to the idea of visiting ever … Continue reading Sailing Into the Unknown
With less than 60 seconds remaining on the game clock, Scripps Ranch High School had the game in the bag. The San Diego squad had the lead and the ball. All they had to do was snap the ball twice, taking a knee on each play, to continue their winning season. Everyone saw the writing … Continue reading One Last Play
If you drive down a particular stretch of Interstate 80 outside Iowa City, you may be surprised to find a trio of giant faces staring at you from a cornfield. Angry Guy, Befuddled Guy, and Disappointed Gal are 12-foot tall cutouts created by artist John Cerney about eight years ago – an installation he calls … Continue reading About Face
On Friday night Mother Nature passed through Lubbock, leaving behind our first snowfall of the season. Residents woke up Saturday to between seven and twelve inches of snow, with a steady curtain of the white stuff continuing to drop until mid-day. Cold temperatures and icy conditions led local authorities to recommend staying off of the … Continue reading How’s Your Driving?
When Susan and I got married (November of 1991), we knew Christmas was just around the corner. There wasn’t a lot of time to set up a joint household and figure out how we were going to decorate our new place for the holidays. It was stressful enough thinking about how we were going to … Continue reading The Incredible Power of Tradition