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Things I learned on the way to something else--May edition Just a few scattered pieces of information I glommed onto while browsing through the likes of VANITY FAIR, NEW YORKER, NEWSWEEK, TIME, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. a couple of garden equipment catalogues and a church bulletin or two. * SCORPION which premieres this Fall on CBS will mark the first time since 1948 that a sitcom hasn't appeared Monday Nights at 8 Central on the Tiffany Network. (TV GUIDE) * It takes roughly 8 times longer to move oil through pipelines than it does shipping it via rail. (TIME ) * "Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children-" Sitting Bull ( posted on the wall in Hibbard Hall at UW Eau Claire ) * Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice, runs 3 to 5 miles a adya and reads 4 to 5 papers a day (FORTUNE)

Things I learned on the way to somewhere else February

Wintertime and the living is READING.. Read more...

Things I learned on the way to somewhere else-January

So, at some time during the late 4th quarter of that fate-filled, disaster -ridden, ottoman -kicking BAD 15 minutes spent begrudgingly with Buck and Aikman and the hours and long days that followed, I still found time to learn a thing or two while paging through everything from TIME to Entertainment WEEKLY to ESQUIRE  to a website or 2. My best guest is that I was looking for an escape from the inevitable misery that comes from the wouldas, couldas, shouldas, didn'ts and what was thats? Read more...

Things I learned on the way to somewhere else Late 2014 edition

Somewhere in between bowl games, Holiday celebrations, gift wrapping and unwrapping, a Christmas Pageant, a special screening of UNBROKEN and a big league bout with Influenza, I have managed to squeeze in some random reading over the past 3 weeks. If some of this wins you a bar bet or somehow enhances your well being through random knowledge..Good. If not, sorry I wasted your time. :(  Happy New Year ! Read more...

Collective Thought is NOT Collaboration

So, I was at a meeting a few weeks ago and the discussion turned a bit tense--and with some consternation the person leading the meeting declared that  "We all need to be on the same page ! "  Read more...


Things I learned on the way to something else-October 2014

The stack of magazines and newspapers on my side of the room is mounting so I finally sat down and tackled a little light reading--While I hoped to solve most of the world's problems--I actually stumbled across some random information that may help you win bar bets and ace that JEOPARDY contestant exam. Read more...

Stuff I learned on the way to something else October Edition

One slight advantage of not taking the stage until the second act of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN in Early October was I had some quality time in the dressing room to read through a few magazines, and newspapers catching up on the latest  news. Read more...

The Overlooked JOY of Coasting

A few weeks ago I was flipping across channels and stumbled into a post race interview with some zen like Nascar driver--I forget which one--The interviewer asked a question he expected a different answer to. He asked what the driver liked to do when he wasn't racing and instead of opting for the more traditional, thrill-seeking type answers like mountain climbing, deep sea fishing, or alligator wrasslin', he opted for a simple but poignant answer. Read more...

Things I learned on the way to somewhere else JULY

Here are a few more of those things I stumbled upon while looking for something else,,, Read more...

This LESS GOVERNMENT Battle has been going on a long time

So, as I browsing through an old SATURDAY EVENING POST I picked up for 75 cents at an Almena Thrift Store the other day I spotted this ad sponsored by the Independent Power and Light Companies. They talk all about this battle over TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT..and SOCIALISM ON THE MARCH...and STEP BY STEP It will be taken from us. October 1958. Things haven't changed that much, have they? I hear this same argument almost everyday. The Power companies didn't really want to put their names specifically on this ad BUT you could get a list from the POST if you wrote to them. I might be a little late for the list. Read more...