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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Somebody's calling after somebody


When I left the office tonight, this bird was singing on the roof of my building. In case I never mentioned it, cardinals taught me how to whistle.

* Would you sign a lifestyle statement? What if it meant the difference between keeping your job and losing it?

* An American hotel family. I think that story is about ten years old. (Via.)

* If I was in charge of cameras in the courtroom, I'd forget about televising the big trials for now, and just put permanent cameras in small claims, child support, and traffic court with a feed to the public access channel. That's where the real action is. And education.

* There's a lot of rock solid advice for all of us in this commencement address.

* When I was growing up, my mom had an old sewing machine, which we mostly used as a telephone stand in the dining room. Late at night, after I was supposed to be in bed asleep, I would sneak out and park myself under that sewing machine where I had a clear line of vision to the television in the living room. And, unbeknownst to everyone else, I would watch Johnny Carson right along with my parents.

* Tender is the night.

Posted by Marie at May 15, 2012 10:47 PM


Cardinals have always been my favorite bird.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at May 19, 2012 1:30 PM

Mine too, Rob.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at May 19, 2012 11:04 PM

From the upper bunk in my bedroom, I had a clear line of sight to the living room television. I had much better eyesight then. The Honeymooners came on at 10 and Johnny at 10:30. Dad didn't like Johnny that much but Mom did. If she fell asleep, he would turn the channel to Joey Bishop or one of the other sacrificial lambs the networks ran at the Carson machine. That was our family routine for most of my years at my parents.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at May 20, 2012 12:47 PM

I bet kids all over the country were finding ways to watch Johnny. Good story, Rob.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at May 20, 2012 10:01 PM

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