Today is Halloween and many will don masks, but maybe today we are really showing who we really are. Have you ever given that any thought? I am guessing that many will dress up as they really see themselves. I think what would be better if we took off those masks and be who you are all the time. It isn’t an easy task, but I believe that it can be done. I do try to be the same person on air as I am in life, but it has been pointed out that sometimes I too put on that mask. Being who others want us to be can put a strain on who you are, and who you have become, I think that today we should all enjoy the day being the person that you are with your mask on then next week try to be the person you are without that mask, live life who you are and have no worries. Be proud of the person that you have become, and if you are not happy with that person, work on changing yourself to be the person you want to become. Happy Halloween
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Ever misplaced money? I went to the post office yesterday to pick up my mail for my business and ended up with a bunch of junk mail and a couple of checks. I had to go up to the postal desk to ask a question about my home delivery and while waiting in line opened the checks and put them into my pocket, the same pocket as my keys. Asked my question, headed to my car, unlocked the door and drove home. After I let the dog out I noticed that my checks weren’t in my pocket, the fear of what happened to my money went through my head, I looked in the car, rechecked my pockets, checked my pockets again, checked the car, got back into the car and drove back to the post office with panic rushing through my veins, got on my hands and knees and looked around where I parked and found one of the envelopes now the panic really sets in, head back into the post office stood in line, and it couldn’t move fast enough, finally got up and asked the question if anyone turned in any envelopes, no one did, a guy Keith in line said yea I found them and was going to return them to the business on the envelope. Thanks Keith for making my day and making me realize that there is good in the world. If you know Keith from Dynamic Recycling give him a pat on the back.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Election day is just under a week away. Last night was a heated debate with the 3rd district candidates Congressman Ron Kind and challenger Tony Kurtz. There was more interrupting than I have seen at other debates, some finger pointing and raised voices. I guess that the debate did exactly what it was supposed to do, get some questions answered, and show how your favorite candidate does under pressure. Besides the Election Day coming up another scary event coming up this week Halloween and this year it is on a Friday. I am guessing that the local bars will be hopping and there will be lots of scary customs and some sexy ones as well. Halloween is a whole different beast now than it was back in the day when I put on my Dads old work clothes and my Mom used eye liner to give me a beard, I used to go as a hobo and once in a while as a plain ghost, depending on if we got new sheets or not.
Monday, October 27, 2014
This is National Bullying Prevention Month but I don’t think it is sinking in. We are still seeing bullying going on. When I was a kid they used to say suck it up, sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt me. I know this is not true, words can and do hurt. Especially if these words come from someone that you either look up to, or is an authority figure. Which brings me to the terrible situation that happened in Washington last Friday, why are we seeing on a yearly basis school shootings, kids dying at the hands of other kids? We need to think this through and put a stop to it, is the cause bullying? Or is it something bigger than this? What can we do to make sure that our most precious of people can be safe when away from home? The first step that we must remember is that words can and do hurt.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Day 2 of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon in La Crosse. The goal this year is lofty $100,000. Over One hundred thousand dollars to help families with kids, last year 8,000 local kids were helped by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and every child served has a story of courage and perseverance. Please dig a bit in your pockets, your seat cushions and piggy banks and help the La Crosse Radio Group reach this goal to help thousands every year. The phones are manned 6a-6p today and 8a-3p on Saturday. Help the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon. The number to help is 608-781-1477 or toll free 800-853-6889. 100% of your donation goes to help the families. Please Help!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Today marks the start of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon in La Crosse. The goal this year is lofty $100,000. Over One hundred thousand dollars to help families with kids, last year over 8,000 local kids were helped by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and every child served has a story of courage and perseverance. Please dig a bit in your pockets, your seat cushions and piggy banks and help the La Crosse Radio Group reach this goal to help thousands every year. The phones are manned 6a-6p today and tomorrow and 8a-3p on Saturday. Help the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon. The number to help is 608-781-1477 or toll free 800-853-6889
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Last night I was on a panel for a couple of local debates, I asked the question “Early voting started this week, the opportunity to vote is a great privilege, however many don’t vote. How can we get more people to the polls?” I was corrected that voting is a right, I agree that voting is a right but a right that many refuse to partake in so in my mind it is a privilege. Be it a right or a privilege there are far too many people who beat the drum of democracy and still refuse to partake in this event. With presidential elections at about 60% turnout and midterm elections at 40% this is far too many people who take this right seriously. Please vote on November 4th.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The one thing you hear people complain about most in La Crosse is parking and that will soon be at the top of minds when alternate side parking is implemented next month. We always have alternate side parking November 1st through April 1st if there is snow or no snow. I personally dislike this law, and I have in 22 years of living in La Crosse only had 2 tickets for parking on the wrong side of the street. The city will be talking parking tomorrow at 4 at city hall, not about alternate side parking but about the parking ramps and what the city charges to park in the ramps. I for one think we have a bargain when it comes to downtown parking. A couple of free hours of parking then only 75 cents an hour maximum of 6 bucks per day, big city folks would jump at the chance to only pay that little. Is it perfect, no, but is it doable, yes.
Monday, October 20, 2014
On facebook I got invited to participate in Random Act of Kindness day. I was intrigued so I googled it and found that there are a few of them out there, however since I never heard of it before I am going to participate in the 2nd annual Random Act of Kindness day tomorrow. October 21st this date was picked to honor the persons Mother and her Mom’s birthday. So I challenge you to participate in this day tomorrow, and maybe do it a few times per year on dates that are important to you. The acts don’t have to be big, you could buy coffee for the person behind you in line, or you could hold the door for someone, rake the neighbor’s yard, call and take a friend out for lunch, do something and make the day great. I am guessing that your random act will not only feel good to the recipient but to you as well.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Don’t you hate when the websites that you are a member to doesn’t work, by allowing you to log in? I went to one this morning to get some quick reading done and it wouldn’t allow me in. It said wrong user name and password, it can’t be it has worked for a long time and I haven’t changed it this is irritating. You know what else bugs me is when you are driving down West Avenue by the University and the students cross the street but push the button for the cross walk before they go causing the flow of traffic to stop. Or when you stop when there are students in the cross walk and you stop to allow them to cross and they don’t give you the wave. I am not asking for much just a common courtesy of a nod, a smile or quick wave.