Saturday, October 24, 2020

Remembering Joe Saxon

 Three years ago, I took this picture of Joe Saxon and  the Tel Aviv skyline.  Joe passed away a month after returning from the trip.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Reign Man To Open Pot Store

Well, the times they are a changin'. Former Seattle Super Sonics Super star Shawn Kemp is opening a cannabis dispensary (pot shop) in downtown Seattle at 3035 1st Ave, not far from Climate Pledge Arena. 

The business will be known as Shawn Kemp's Cannabis.   According to a press release, it is Washington's  first Black owned marijuana business. 

A grand opening is scheduled for October 30th at 12:45 with Kemp's former teammate Gary Payton (with Kemp bottom picture) joining him for a green ribbon cutting ceremony. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review--Wild Card: Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth

 This show is not for everybody, it is the story of  a New York Sports "shock jock" who teams up with well known former Quarterback Boomer Esiason to form the Boomer and Carton radio show on WFAN.

 Carton's big break is when he is chosen to replace legendary Shock Jock Don Imus who gets in trouble for comments about a women's sports team. 

Boomer and Carton rocket up to number one because of  Carton's unabashed and uninhibited style.  You either loved or hated him, but if you hated him, you want to hear what next he had to say.

Carton was open about his love of gambling but few people knew of what extent.  He got himself deep into debt and  it forced him into doing things that were unlawful.  He was arrested by the FBI, an event that shocked even those closest to him

This show was recommended by Mitch Levy on the Mitch Unfiltered podcast, Mitch, who went to Syracuse at  the same time as Carton, knew him in passing.  Levy, in years past, has had to wrestle his own demons

As Carton explains during the show, it seems like he has come to grips with his troubles. It would seem that the drive to become number one can often have unpleasant side effects if channeled in the wrong direction. 

Wildcard: Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth can be seen on HBO. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

ESPN College GameDay goes to Pullman

Definitely a high point in WSU Football history. I saw this on You Tube and posted it sight unseen.  This is a fan/alumni who was able to attend the celebration of ESPN bringing Game Day, it's iconic college football program to Pullman. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Back On The Course

I played golf for the first time in 4 years last weekend

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Jay Inslee For Governor

 His call to close businesses was tough, but we feel in the end, it was the right decision and so, we feel it is in the best interests of the state to vote for a third term.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wisdom To Consider During The Pandemic

 My dad, who passed away in 2016, used to blog whatever came to mind. Whether it was old stories about Walla Walla history or personal experiences.  

Although he was gone before the pandemic hit, I think this post that he did is still very relevent.  He is saying, in effect, that it is great to exercise our personal liberty, but we still must respect the rights of others. Click Here