Abraham Lincoln drove people crazy. And, at the same time, he was so compelling a figure, you couldn't stay away. There wasn't an occasion for which Lincoln didn't have a corresponding story from his past. He was almost like the legendary TV detective Lieutenant Columbo--a very simple man with simple ways who was utterly brilliant and always had all the solutions.
Via ESPN, Grinnell College's Jack Taylor shattered the NCAA scoring record (regardless of level) Tuesday night against Faith Baptist Bible College. The previous mark was 113 points by Clarence "Bevo" Fransic of Rio Grande in 1954. Just how many points did Taylor rack up?!?
In that Glen Campbell/Steve Wariner Mother's Day standard "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," they sing, "They're oughta be a hall of fame for mamas." Well, long before its inception in 1998, I said they're oughta be a hall of fame for toys.
I've never been much of a fan of Ben Affleck as an actor, but I'll take all he can give as a director after seeing his new thriller, Argo, which details the rescue of six Americans with the help of the Canadian Embassy during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980.
Gee thanks, Google! Now, I feel old. I have no idea how many times I've said certain parts of our popular culture have been around my entire life--Cher's career, the Ford Mustang, Star Trek. Well, I was wrong on that last one.
When I pulled up to the former Masonville Elementary School--now Beacon Central High School--it struck me, immediately, how small it seemed. THIS was the cavernous building I walked into for the first time nearly forty years ago?
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