Our early start to winter this year (after a spring that seemed like it was never going to get here) has me-- a guy who usually doesn't mind the snow and cold, mind you-- already grumbling about how long this winter is shaping up to be. It doesn't help that there's more snow in the forecast in the next few days, either. But maybe this giant panda has the attitude I should adopt...
I took advantage of Sunday's rare respite from our cold November weather and finally got all our outdoor Christmas lights put up. We have some lights on the shrubs, a couple of string of icicle lights along the eves, and a couple of strings along our deck and fence in the backyard. It looks nice, but there aren't a ton of lights-- certainly not as many as this huge oak tree in Bloomington. But will this be the last year for the tree with 40,000 lights?
Here are some reactions from tonight's grand-jury announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, in which Officer Darren Wilson was not charged with any crimes in the shooting death of Michael Brown this past summer.
Having worked in the media now for over 26 years, I'm well aware that technical difficulties can, and often do, appear at the most inopportune times. It's just a fact. So, it's always good to have a back-up plan, like a spare microphone or cord, or extra batteries when you're on-location doing a broadcast. But what do you do if you're singing the U.S. national anthem before a Maple Leaf/Nashville Predator game in Toronto and the sound system fails?
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