The reason I got into radio was to make a difference. I'm personally involved with many local organizations, as well as the hundreds we work with through the station. Here are just a few of the groups I spend more time helping:
University of Iowa Children's Hospital, CMN, and Dance Marathon
The ARC of East Central Iowa
Knights of Columbus
Marion Youth Baseball
I enjoy coaching baseball, playing tennis, kickboxing, listening to music, playing board games with my kids, riding rollercoasters and taking long walks on the beach.
My favorite teams that I follow:
· Minnesota Vikings Football
· Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
· Univ of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey
· Linn Mar Lions
· Iowa Hawkeyes
· Minnesota Twins & Cincinnati Reds Baseball
Rod Stewart is putting out his first music in 20 years. You can listen to it before it hits the stores next Tuesday. Pretty good stuff if you are a Rod fan. Hit the link here which will take you to the stream post
Some of my fondest memories of my childhood were those of working with my Dad on the family cars or our converted Bluebird Bus into a camper. That was a masterpiece of home inginuity. Anyway, Dad always bought used cars that needed work, not becasue they were cheaper, but because it gave him a reason to be out in the garage and tinkering around and enjoying cold beverages.. and less time having to listen to my mother complain about no one doing their chores or neighbor gossip that we didn't want to hear. I saw this video from the Red Green show, which reminds me so much of my father and his sense of humor. It brought a smile to my face and a few chuckles and it makes me want to go home and work on the car with my kid. Problem is, while I spent a lot of time with him under the hood, I would likely do more damage to a car these days that any good. I'm much better at the word working and electrical skills that he taught me. Enjoy this clip
I enjoy ice water, more than pop. My kids on the the other hand will only drink water as a last resort if they are thirsty. We've managed to wean them off most of the sugar brands into diet soda, and really push things like Crystal lite or their equivalent. But when given a choice they will still grab soda. I was surprised to hear the hottest new beverage is water. Water is one of the fastest-growing segments of the beverage industry, while sales for soda are on the decline. I'd like to shake the guys hand who first decided to bottle water, which we all get in our homes already, yet we are willing to paycrazy money for water, most of which is the same as tap water. I saw a cartoon one time which showed a guy behind the wall filling up bottles from a hose and putting labels on them to go on the shelf. He was laughing and the little bubble above his head read "Don't you just love perception?"
While the accounts and events of yesterday's terr in Boston are a shocking reminder of how disturbed and evil some people in the world are, there are always examples of bravery and compassion from random strangers that shed a beam of hope. As I watched video of people running for their safety and out of harms way, it was great to see that not everyone is only looking out for themselves. Countless numbers of p-eople were seen running towards the blasts to aid in rescue efforts or medical assistance. I'm not faulting anyone for fleeing the scene for safety, which is a natual instinct. I would hope that there are those who will continue to think about the well-being of others as we have not seen the end of these terror acts of volence in our lifetime. Godd Bless Boston and the United State.
When I was younger I used to kick field goals and punt when I played football. I'm always amazed at how much better the foreign kickers are with their accuracy. Many of them played rugby or soccer and have a unique style. You may get the chance to see a new kicker for the Detroit Lions, who just signed this guy who looks more like a linebacker than a kicker. He's from Norway, the country, not Iowa. What's unique.. they found this guy from this youtube video. Check out the video. Who knows, maybe he'll be showing up on Sundays this Fall.