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Thursday, October 7th, 2021

This week, I was once again inspired by a story Steven Van Zandt relayed on his daily radio show on his Sirius channel.  The story is of Elmer Valentine, the founder of Go Go dancing and clubs. Here is his story.

 

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

I heard someone say, “Don’t complain because you have to get up early every morning. The time may come when you can’t get up – period.” I believe we want to be as healthy as we can. Sometimes to do that, a change of habit is needed.

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Monday, October 4th, 2021

Have you ever had a succession of mishaps come your way?  A roll of irritating things that gathers momentum as it barrels its way through your life.  When this happens to

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Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Developing trends among some local governments don’t necessarily match Washington’s expectations that the portion of the $900 million in federal coronavirus funds designated for local governments to spend on infrastructure projects will reach those most in need.

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

One of the reasons I love Little Steven’s Underground Garage is all the random information you learn.  Such is the case with the origins of the jukebox.  The first machine was called the “nickel in the slot phonograph”.  The first machine was installed at Palais Royal Saloon in

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Will people travel this fall? Before the pandemic, fall was often considered a great time for a vacation. Many people, especially with children, may wish to avoid highly-populated destinations. And many may simply want to stay close to home.

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Monday, September 27th, 2021

Two weeks ago, my friend, Gary Beagle, passed away.  At his funeral, several people spoke about the kind of person he was, the kind of brother, the kind of colleague, the kind of friend.

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Saturday, September 25th, 2021

            A good friend of mine spoke to me about a traumatic event in his life. His words were quite sobering as he talked about his co-worker’s “last chance” to be saved.

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Friday, September 24th, 2021

Sometimes “no” isn’t just the right answer; it’s the only realistic one.

 

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

In 1969, four local session players-Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson and David Hood- known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section decided to open their own recording studio.  David Hood, the groups bass guitarist and studio co-founder, says the studios name was a joke of

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