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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-May Edition

As temps starting rocking 80 in May here in Western Wisconsin, i find myself reading a lot more on the deck, than in the man cave ( Like I have a ManCave, I wish) or the livingroom. That's a good thing. Here's a few things I stumbled across on the way to learning something else that was more vital--or at least more interesting/useful at the time. Use these sparingly. This kind of random knowledge is dangerous in the wrong hands. Read more...

More Stuff I learned on the way to somewhere else April 2015

This Month i stumbled into way too much info for you that there's no time for chit chat.. Read more...

Things I learned on the way to somewhere else MARCH 2015

Here's more of those trivial tidbits I come across while researching something infinitely more important ( like where I'm going to dinner tonight or who was the starting quarterback for the Rams in the 60's--Roman Gabriel, don't even go there) Read more...

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...