Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Anxious to make good with her pledge, Messina set up a gofundme page, with donations from people touched by Danni giving spirit, at this writing, $57,000 has been raised. Either way, my fellow Cougar has brought much wanted attention to St. Jude, which should benefit the medical center in many ways.
Thank you to KIRO 97.3's Ron And Don for the tip on this story.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
As the Seahawks plan one of the most difficult parts of the season, the defense will play without Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman, and Chancellor.
The Seahawks face the Philadelphia Eagles, a team with 10 wins and only 1 loss this Sunday.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
No one saw this coming, all Cougar hopes were crushed in a 41-14 Washington victory. The game was not even as close as the score would indicate as both the Cougar offense and defense looked absolutely impotent. Luke Falk, thought by some as a Heisman Trophy candidate threw 3 interceptions and lost one fumble. He was sacked 5 times.
Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins wrote a particularly cruel column saying the Apple Cup is not even a rivalry. Indeed the numbers bear that out as the Huskies have won 72 times compared to WSU's 32. It's safe to say that is an insurmountable lead even bigger that so called Civil War were this year Oregon blew out Oregon State 69-10. However, the Cougs do have some memorable wins, minimizing the overwhelming numbers in our minds.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Cassidy became a so called teenage idol in the early 1970s with his picture on the front of teen magazines and on posters.
Monday, November 20, 2017
The trial became theatre of the absurd as it was heavily covered on morning and evening news. This was before the internet, cable news and even cameras in the courtroom. Manson was convicted along with 3 female followers, another, Charles Watson, was found guilty in a separate trial.
Manson was known for his demonic stare.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Diana Ross made her first TV appearance in as long as I can remember in a tribute to her on the American Music Awards. The show was carried on KOMO 4 TV ABC. Ross was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Both brothers Malcom and Angus were born in Scotland.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
My friend Joe and I traveled with our temple in Bellevue, because of the small number of us who were able to make the trip, we were joined by the Temple Beth El from St. Petersburg, Florida. Within the two groups, there were contrasts. The Florida group was lead by their charismatic and learned rabbi (bottom picture on right), we were lead by our Cantor David Serkin-Poole. Each made valuable contributions to our visit. The Florida group was all couples, along with a daughter and seemed to know each other well, while our group mostly left spouses at home and were getting to know each other. Joe and I flew over and back on Air Canada's 787 (middle picture).
It was on this trip that we realized how perilous this country's existence can be. While we visited the Golan, we could see beyond the borders of Syria and Lebanon, both generally hostile countries toward Israel. The trip gave us context into the media's coverage of the country.
The two great cities Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are so close, yet so different. Tel Aviv, is the stylish, cultural center of the country, it is where the State Of Israel was born and is recognized diplomatically as the "capital" Jerusalem (top picture), little more than 50 miles away is so different. It is the spiritual city. It is the hub of three major religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The Arabs and Jews often coexist in harmony. You can often hear the Muslim calls for prayer throughout the day. Arabs are often working alongside Jews.
Our guide Shari (bottom picture left) did an outstanding job teaching and reporting and helping us get to know the country that we love.
There is a lot to be proud of in the State Of Israel, the country was developed from a desert to a fertile country and seems in many ways so peaceful, but being a young country, with so many security issues (you see soldiers both men and women throughout the country) there are so many questions.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Instead of resting in retirement homes, this program allow seniors to learn and perform crafts which allows them to feel a sense of purpose. Their craft are sold at a gift shop and can also be purchased online.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Sherman has not missed a game since he entered the league in 2011 so there is little indication on how the team will play going forward.
Friday, November 10, 2017
You probably would not picture a luxury hotel on a kibbutz (Israel's social experiment), but between our time in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem that's exactly where we were. We spent a couple of nights at The Pastoral at Kibbutz Kfar Blum in Northern Israel.
In the lounge, there was nightly entertainment. This Israeli folk duo, was joined by a food server to sing the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah".
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Gordon walked in space in the Gemini 11 and flew around the moon in Apollo 12. After retiring from NASA, he briefly became an executive for the New Orleans Saints Football team.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
A note that these posts are now out of sequence.
I plan to post a few more highlights of the trip and then maybe a long final tie in piece to wrap it up