Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fake Stands


Been tooling around Facebook lately? I need to get off Facebook. Seriously, my IQ drops every time I log-in.

It's easier to support a millionaire self-proclaimed redneck on Facebook than to actually feed the hungry, show compassion to the homeless, give aid to the poor and care for the orphans and widows.

Because all you gotta do on Facebook to show you care is to click on a button and tag a photo. That shows you truly care.

pic: St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Camelot


This was the scene directly west of Dealey Plaza last Friday, the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. I has accompanied my students to a field trip to Medieval Times right down the street. Not sure if this mess had anything to do with the JFK ceremonies. Cold and rain always freak out Dallas drivers. 

Monday, December 09, 2013

One and Two


This stuff just doesn't happen very often. So I thought I'd make note of it. Americans finished 1 and 2 this weekend at a World Cup Alpine Ski race, specifically the Giant Slalom at Beaver Creek. Ted Ligety, who has become the best GS skier in the world, came in first...a full second before everyone else. A full second. In alpine skiing terms, that's monstrous!

Second place went to the legend...Bode Miller. The old man (36 years old) didn't ski at all last year due to knee surgery. He hasn't been on a podium in 22 months. GS isn't his specialty anymore. He hasn't placed in the GS in eight years. But the man pulled off a fantastic race. I'm hoping he burns up one more Olympics before his retirement. I love skiing and I will be sad when Bode's no longer competing.

Ligety is the man. My son has loved saying "LIG-E-TY!" since he was two years old. It's always good to see him dominate. What a great skiing weekend.