On July 14, 1979, I turned my 1975 Monte Carlo into an El Camino, instantly. I also managed to push the ball of my femur through the back of its socket. Basically, I broke my hip, the largest joint in the human body. Some describe the pain of a broken hip as comparable to that of birthing a child. Having had no way of verifying that, I just took their word for it. By the way, it was painful enough to make those analogies seem valid.Continue reading
One Summer weekend in the early 1980s while I was attending Summer session, Dad, Sharon (step-mother), Kim (sister) and I, ventured to Hueston Woods, a State Park located just east of the Indiana/Ohio state line near College Corner. The park is 5 miles north of Oxford, Ohio, the home of Miami University of Ohio, one of the nation’s oldest public institutions of higher learning.Continue reading
I have very fond memories of North Carolina, having spent six of the first
eleven years of my life in Durham, all but two school years prior to Junior High there, and after ten years of being an only child, was blessed with a little sister while there.
2014 – a year of hope, promise and loss.
As Bill and I shook hands on the afternoon of March 11, 2014, his departing words to me were, “Don’t forget about the guy upstairs”. That was the last time I saw him. Bill Bock passed away on March 26 after his cardiac device malfunctioned.Continue reading
My first automobile was a red 1969 Ford Torino GT with a black vinyl top powered by a 351 Windsor small block V8. Though it had a considerable amount of rust to both rear quarter panels, it had relatively low mileage for a six year old vehicle and the price was only $700.00.Continue reading
Awe-inspiring words –
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Orwell’s 1984 prediction now seems like ancient history, but the Apple ad that played on the topic of the novel, was aired only one time and that was during the Super Bowl of that year, is still the most influential TV commercial in history!Continue reading
This interview was conducted on May 14, 1990 for the PBS series, NOVA. It is one of the few interviews he ever allowed. It was recorded with Sony “betacam” technology.Continue reading