Lola, a 40-foot Fort Myers Municipal bus converted into a motorhome, arrived on Sanibel four days ago to provide temporary living space in our driveway while repairs to our home continue after Hurricane Ian.
Krystle and Erick Lopez converted the bus into an RV and named her Lola. We were lucky enough to be able to rent Lola until our home repairs are completed.
This video chronicles Lola’s arrival on the Sanibel Causeway and offers a tour of the motorhome and an interview with Krystle and Erick.
My longtime Casper, Wyoming, friend Neil J. Short is almost 62 and does not put in an inordinate amount of time on exercise. But he’s passionate about the benefits of daily exercise, as he shows clearly in this conversation we had today in my living room in Denver.
Neil couldn’t possibly have been talking to someone less involved in outdoor exercise, but even I am convinced that there is no denying the truth of what he says so well.
You can contact him at NeilWyo AT (NO SPAM PLEASE) gmail DOT com.
Ron Lyle of Denver, a retired heavyweight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1975, visited his alma mater, Manual High School, on February 10, 2009, to talk with students working on the school magazine, Boom.
This is the unedited recording of the conversation, featuring Lyle’s heartfelt encouragement of the kids to experience the rewards of focus and commitment in any endeavor.
This is an interview I did today (January 19, 2009) with Jason L. Owens, volunteer manager for Volunteers of America – Colorado. I was inspired to check out VOA as part of President-Elect Obama’s call to service on Martin Luther King Day. VOA is one of 5,000 organizations where volunteers signed up to help today. Obama himself did some painting today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Jason gave me two volunteer applications, for my wife and I to fill out. We will do so and plan to spend some time learning what volunteer opportunities are nearby our home in Downtown Denver.
My college friend Ben Beach, editor of The Wilderness Society’s Wilderness Magazine, never misses a Harvard-Yale football game and always holds a tailgate barbecue before the game. In this podcast Ben talks about the hard-to-define pleasure he gets from this regularity, and he and I remember the most famous Harvard-Yale game in the 125-year history of the classic, 1968’s version which ended in a 29-29 tie. The podcast contains audio clips from Ben and his wife Carol’s 36th consecutive barbecue this year, and also some audio from a showing at a local movie theatre of “Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29,” a new documentary out about the game. I highly recommend the movie, which The New Yorkercalls “a fascinating feat of cultural archeology.”
Writer and podcaster Jeff Cutler was one of the only Boston Media Makers without a device feeding him information from the Internet at our meeting on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. It turns out his laptop was in the shop. This prompted him to lead a lively discussion among the 22 of us at the meeting about how much we depend on being connected at all times to the Internet.
Jeff is a thoughtful guy who is on what he calls a one-year “Writing Sabbatical” during which he is aiming at a new phase of his career that will involve more commentary and opinion writing.
He uses his podcast, “Bowl of Cheese” in an effective and unusual way as a supplement to his blog of the same name. All in all, Jeff Cutler is doing creative, original work in the new media space, and it’s always good to connect with him, even when he’s unplugged! I think you’ll enjoy this profile of a writer from Hingham, Mass., who is using new media to full advantage.
Music for my podcast is “Going to the Sun” composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon. It’s from their excellent Glacier Journey CD .
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