I would like to express gratitude to the ‘Guardian Angel’ who discovered my motorcycle keys left in the ignition. They turned them in and then the keys were returned to me. It would have been a long walk home without them.
So, have you ever been blessed by the honesty and goodness of someone? A guardian angel perhaps? Share your story if you have one.
Every day I have some reason to ‘Google’ and on each day the logo is specialized by the talents of graphic designers and artists that work there. Today is no exception as they pay homage to American graphic designer and Oscar winning filmmaker Saul Bass, known for the design of motion picture title sequences and film posters. Enjoy your Google search today.
Two wheels tomorrow and the next day and the next and so on for the entire month. At least that is part of my plan to celebrate BIKE MONTH. This Wednesday (May 8) I will be taking part in the Mall to Mall ride — from Manchester Center to the Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno. The event is being put on by the good folks at iBikeFresno.org. who are inviting riders to meet at Manchester for a start time of 7:45am. Check out the iBikeFresno website for more details.
I fell behind on this one with my fellow Beehivers and the Beehive Book Club post last month.
Last summer, while wading in the Fresno
County Courthouse jury pool, I was reading
“Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly and
Martin Dugard. The duo put together a fascinating ticktock of the events leading up to and after the Lincoln assassination. It is not the assassination itself that was interesting to me — it was more in the examination of how society was at the time. With the success of that book O’Reilly and Dugard offered up “Killing Kennedy” as the sequel. It’s written in that conversational manner of ”Lincoln” — in bits and chunks of history, floating in and out of the real life characters that had any connection to JFK, the presidency, the politics and impending assassination. The pacing is smooth — I tend to read when time is available, so it’s easy to set aside and come back to later.
O’Reilly writes, “The truth about President Kennedy is sometimes gallant, and sometimes disturbing. The truth about how and why he was murdered is simply atrocious. But all Americans should know the story.”
Overhead about a day or so ago …
Since this is the final weekend of the Rogue Festival here are a few more words to add:
Overheard at dinner …
Ten. That’s about the time I went to bed the night before and fell asleep listening to a Coast to Coast radio program about a young man who had fallen into demonic possession. Hallelujah, then, that I had the opportunity to hear the “Rock and Soul Show” on Saturday.
Ten. Plus one. That’s the number of musicians and vocalists performing Rock, Rhythm & Blues and Soulfoul standards with ‘the message’ and who make up The First Men of Promise — the first Christian band taking part in the Rogue Festival.
Ten. Songs that take you on an hour-long spiritual that are performed with just the right amount of cowbell. I especially enjoyed the group’s rendition titled ‘Jesus Christ’s Salvation’ sung and performed in the stylings of the 1969 classic by Tommy James & The Shondells’ ‘Crystal Blue Persuasion’ — it’s faithfully rendered.
Ten. That’s what I’m giving it. Cost is 7 Rogue Bucks and well worth the price – even if you are a non-Christian, you may enjoy this Fresno band’s uplifting sound. ‘The Men’ have been jammin’ together for the last ten years and are members of The First Church of Promise.
Show info: 2:30 p.m. Today, 10 p.m. March 7, 8:30 p.m. March 8,
The Tower Lounge@Painted Table. Rating: G. [Details]
It won’t take long for you to wrap your head around and connect with ‘Bachelor No. 378,’ the lead character performing in LOON.
Even though there are no spoken words, No. 378 – also known as Francis — communicates with gesture, posture, pause and comically timed movement. It’s a live action caricature that will pull at your sympathy and kick your funny bone.
Lighting, soundtrack and portions of radio broadcasts help establish mood and environment. These elements combined with the physical comedy are cleverly combined. I smiled and laughed throughout the entire performance skillfully acted out by Kate Braidwood of Wonderheads (Andrew Phoenix performs behind the scenes).
Loon is truly a love story that is appropriate for all ages. Be sure to arrive early. As word gets out this show is a likely to be sold out and seating is first come, first serve. Cost is 10 Rogue Bucks which is a bargain for this Wonder of a performance. Keep that in your big head.
Show info: 2:30 p.m and 8:30 p.m Today, 7 p.m. March 6, 8:30p.m. March 9, Dianna’s Studio of Dance: PG. [Details]
OK. I am getting ready to go to the Rogue Festival this weekend and needed to pick up a few Rogue Bucks. I was just a little confused by the new math. Can someone explain it?
Excellent Huberto. The very weapon to combat decay.
The Eternally Grateful Dead.
What? All I asked was, “Would you like to do a little cardio?”
“Thank you Susan. I sense that you are frugal and tad bit possessive.”
“Let’s just say there is a ‘bun in the oven’ “
“She just deleted his browsing history.”
“Like they say, ‘You are what you eat.’ “
“YOU ARE SICK – I can hear what you’re doing over there whoever you are
so, let me make one thing perfectly clear to you … I can be ready in an hour.”
“The truth is out there — somewhere” – Fox Mulder, The X-Files
“On second thought I’ll meet you down there!”
“Hey everyone – I was away but I am back.
As A matter of fact you can listen me today at 11:30 am”
“You misunderstood, I said pair of dice.”
“snow licky boom boom dem”