You know it’s hot when the costumed street performers on Las Vegas Strip are breaking character and the Gene Simmons (KISS) impersonator can’t keep the paint on his face. I feel sorry for all of the little children whose dream world has been shattered by seeing Elmo and Minnie Mouse and Luigi carrying their heads with them down the streets
In recent months I have had the privilege of working with Nashville recording artist and Las Vegas entertainer, Adam D Tucker. Adam does the premier Tim McGraw Tribute Show in the country. Last week he recorded this song with another Vegas impersonator, Christina Shaw, who sings the part of Faith Hill. They did a incredible job on this track.
I count it as my good fortune to have been raised by some wonderful parents whom I greatly admire and appreciate. Here are some recent pictures of my dad while we were at Hilton Head last August. In the one he is looking out on the famous 18th hole of Harbour Town at Hilton Head National Golf Course. In the other one, he is pictured with my brother Lance. The other photographs are a step back in time to 1957 when dad was playing basketball for the Belleville Buffs in north central Kansas. Dad is #43.
Faurot Field at the University of Missouri has never looked finer with the new turf, new SEC and Tiger head logos, and the black, diamond-studded end zones. Here are a few pictures I took today and a link to a larger collection where you can see more photos from various angles. It was a beautiful day to take photographs. The only thing missing was a tailgate, the game-day pageantry and a game. Are you ready for some football?
(all photos by Travis Tamerius)
On the occasion of Ray Bradbury’s death last night at the age of 91, here are a few of my favorite quotes from Fahrenheit 451.
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
“But Clarisse’s favorite subject wasn’t herself. It was everyone else, and me. She was the first person in a good many years I’ve really liked. She was the first person I can remember who looked straight at me as if I counted.” (Montag to his wife about the young girl Clarisse)
“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
“We are here to abet Creation and to witness it, to notice each thing so each thing each gets noticed. Together we notice not only each mountain shadow and each stone on the beach but we notice each other’s beautiful faces and complex natures so that Creation need not play to an empty house.”
~Annie Dillard, in a statement on The Meaning of Life for Life Magazine