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Sad news over the past couple days. Sparky Anderson, the manager of the Big Red Machine, was placed in hospice care yesterday & died today. I wasn’t alive when he managed the Reds, but there’s a lot of love for that man in this city, and it’s obvious he had an impact here. After all, it’s him who coined the phrase “It doesn’t cost anything to be nice to people” Rest in peace, Sparky.

I have a few friends who understand where my past musical influences originate (Luke being one of them), and the rest only think they know. After Pandora piqued my interest by randomly playing some Brave Saint Saturn yesterday, I went on an online hunt to find my favorite albums from over a decade ago. One such album was A Picture Of The Eighth Wonder by Poor Old Lu. A quick glance at their website led me to this, which is a free download of awesomeness. You’re welcome.

I’m helping out with a retreat in December, which means I had to get a background check performed on me, my fingerprints taken, and watch a video on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. While I agree that those associated with the Church who work with children should have to be screened & educated somehow, the video on the decree was quite terrible & awkward. If the subject matter wasn’t so sensitive, I’d play it at parties for a laugh. So bad

You know what pisses me off? The battery life on my phone. The damn thing can barely hold a charge for more than 4 hours. 4 hours! That’s the problem with being “connected” with a smartphone. You’re always connected to the outer world via phone, email, text, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and a host of others, but you’re also always connected to a power source because as a society, we can’t figure out a way to make our batteries last longer. I mean, they can put a man on the moon, but they can’t improve our battery life!


I leave you with this. Science.



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