Morning at the track and all is quiet.
It won ‘t last long.
I’m not sure that is the actual name, but it’s close enough.
The General Contractor for the GHH is a 40 year old man by the name of John Lethen, and he loves history. Specifically the history of the GHH. For my story he even set up a number of displays in the library of the house tracking the people who had visited over the years.
In my last post I made a big deal of Clark Gable visiting. And he did visit and that’s nice, but what impressed me most was the original owner, Max Parry, who employed 2800 people at his carriage company. He was pro-union, understanding that paying people a decent wage would assure that he and his employees would all benefit. I like that.
Anyway, the house is huge, with very thick walls, secret stairs and the like. I can’t wait to see it finished this winter.
In the next 24 hours I will be checking out and reporting on an old dilapidated
house where actor Clark Gable used to party before attending the Indy 500.
It’s the Parry Mansion. And I can tell you it has the vibe more of Anthony Perkins
than Gable. At any rate, seeing this old home renovated is quite exciting and its
history gives it color and class. So I will post more as I get it. Until then, Scarlett,
hang in there.
Had a great conversation with writer and bookstore owner Ann Patchett today, The one thing that struck me is her no growth plan for her Nashville bookstore.
It’s the new economic paradigm, she said. Smaller, smarter and well done is better than big, cumbersome and dumb.
It’s great to know she believes that belief will work.
It gives me hope.
OK, so I just spotted an old colleague of mine as I was watching FOX News:Ed Harding. He did an interview with the owner of the boat, where the 19 year old Marathon bomber was hiding. Ed used to be WISHTV’s Sports Director. He’s a hard working guy and anchors the news at WCVB. Go
I wonder what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev thinks in his hospital room when he switches on the TV and sees the pictures of the people he helped kill, or the people who cheered as he was brought into custody by ambulance. He is a human who resorted to heinous crimes to make some sort of point. But isn’t there some humanity in there somewhere that says, “Oh God, I can’t do this. I have to say no. Killing innocent people is not the answer.”
I hope for him, and us, he shows some remorse, if indeed he is found guilty. It would give me hope.
Taken too early from dear friends and family.
I sat at my desk, listening to the stories people told, who knew you well.
If there is any good in your passing, it is that you were loved.
who never knew you, but now I do.
This is one of the first photographers I worked at with at WISHTV, Bill Fisher.
He’s speaking to Adjutant General Marty Umbarger of the Indiana National Guard. That was a wonderul trip to Bosnia. I could see that in that place, where there had been unspeakable cruelty between Christians and Muslims, we were doing good and peaceful things.
Every night I sit in my cubby/office and hear endless artificial voices and some human
exclaiming the latest sad, horrific, terrifying event that has beset a fellow human being.
I won’t know what it’s like to not hear them.
But that day is coming.
As anyone know who follows me on Facebook, I am a rabid fan of the Butler Bulldogs. Having said that, I have some lovely memories of tramping down to Chrysler Arena to watch a few basketball games, when I was a student in Ann Arbor. So it’s with some mixed emotion that I will watch tonight’s NCAA basketball championship game.
What I am saying is I feel torn. I believe in loyalty. But I have indeed switched sides.
So if confession is good for the soul, then let it be. Tonight I am a Michigan fan once again. Go Blue!