Sunday, November 28, 2010

RIP Leslie Neilson

Leslie Neilson won of the best know comedic actors has past away. Leslie is of the Naked Gun and Airplane. He died at the age of 84, so he did live a long life. We will miss him in Naked Gun movies. However, his legacy will live on thanks to film, DVD and streaming technologies. May he rest in peace.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blues Examiner of Harpers Ferry Up and Running

The new venture with the Examiner is officially up and running. My first article is a review of the Reggae Got Da Blues show at The Tap House in Charles Town, West Virginia.  The link should take you to the article. The review is about a show on Saturday, where Reggae singer Lenny Kurlou and his band Arkives were joined by local blues guitarist Paul Pfau.

It was a great night of music. The band played a long time with the time change.My goal is to shine a spot light on the great blues music in the Tri-State area. It should be interesting since I will be competing with the Washington, DC area.

Keeping busy in the writing world. I have a lot going on I will try to keep you posted.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Creative Writing

Well I have eluded about writing more poetry as of late. I ti s true I have published about a half dozen or so on helium. Well I have earned a Bronze Creative Writing Badge on Helium with it so far. I am trying to compete in a writing contest, I have moved up to a high of #15 and I have fallen back into the 20's I need to be in the top three to win any money. We will see what happens.

It breaks down to two  acrostics, three sonnets, and three haiku. There are 20 titles in  the contest, so I guess I need to write 12 more. the contest ends on the 9th and results will be on the 24th. It is nice to write poetry again, after all poetry is where I started in writing. However, as I have aged I have written less and less of it. As my writing has concentrated on other things.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson has passed away. Baseball fans may remember him from managing the great Cincinnati Red teams of the 70's known as "The Big Red Machine." I was a bit young then so I remember him as the manager who led the Detroit Tigers to the World Series in 1984.

Sad news, he was 76 years old. Sad news after posting good news about the World Series and about Beau being signed to the Braves. I wrote an article about Sparky Anderson if you would like to read  it you can here.

I wasn't planning to blog about baseball today. I've been busy writing lots of poetry today. Published somethings on Helium for the first time. I had some more articles published on Yahoo. However, sometimes other things come by that are more important.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congrats to The Giants! Congrats to Beau!

The Texas Rangers did a great job getting to their first World Series. The San Francisco Giants did a better job in their first World Series appearance in five decades. The Giants made short work of the Rangers winning the series in five games. 

In more important baseball news (to Beau Torbert fans anyway)..Beau Torbert has signed with the Atlanta Braves according to the Sioux Falls Pheasants site. Details state it is a Class AA/ Class AAA contract. The article also stated he won a few more awards I had not mentioned in my earlier posts. Most notably Beau "was  named Baseball America’s 2010 Independent Player of the Year."

The best news is Beau gets a chance to pursue his major league dreams and play in organized ball again. He started with the Astros and had a chance with the Tigers. Now he is in the Braves organization.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blues Examiner of Harpers Ferry

A new day, a new month, a new writing project. I am going to write for the Examiner. The topic will be blues and the region will be Harpers Ferry. ( I will push the limits to that to at least the tri-state area and beyond).

I have covered some local blues events over the past year. If anyone wants to take a peak I will place the links below.

Interview with South Carolina's Chocolate Thunder

Tommy Castro Review