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Tuesday April 9, 2024


Tuesday morning…ready to catch a flight to Germany. 61 and rain today in Nashville. It will be a 67 high with rain where we’re going in Germany today.



How was the eclipse for you?  I had an eclipse nap. It was dark…didn’t see a thing. And I’m checking, but it looks like the world is still spinning and did not come to an end. We didn’t have any glasses or a welder’s helmet…so my wife and I  passed on looking up. It was actually cloudy here, so those looking up really did not see as much as they could have.

And yesterday was all about packing, checking our tickets, making sure everything is ready to go for the long flight that starts this morning from here to Frankfort, Germany where we’ll meet out daughter Heather and Casey and then spend some time with them seeing the sights in both Germany and Austria. And yes, I packed my lederhosen.



I did get news that my young friend Alex Miller’s new EP will be released this Friday on Billy Jam records and will include the song “Ain’t Ever Saying Never” that the two of us wrote with Josh Shilling. The album is dedicated to Alex’s late grandfather whom he was very close to. So I’m honored to have a song on the project that means so much to Alex. By Friday I should be able to share our song…so stay tuned for that.



A study suggests marijuana consumers have significantly decreased odds of cognitive decline.


Meanwhile, scientists are warning that some over the counter reflux medications are linked to dementia.


The hand sanitizer, aloe gel has been recalled over warnings that it could cause comas or blindness. Wow.




Uh…no. I did not give this guy a dollar.


They are saying eye doctors could be busy today seeing folks who wonder if they hurt their eyes looking at the eclipse. I’m guessing those folks missed the note about needing to wear eclipse glasses.



Morgan Wallen, the country star is in trouble with the law again. He threw a chair off the 5th floor of Eric Church’s new bar on Lower Broadway here in Nashville a couple of nights ago. He’s out of jail on $15,000 bond right now. The chair landed next to a couple of police officers on the street below. Pretty goodreason to arrest a dude.


Some of his friends in the press are saying he was depressed about his former fiancée’ eloping with another guy.


All I know is there are a lot of creative folks using the hit song by George Strait “The Chair” to make light of the situation. If I were still on the radio I might be doing the same as I once parodied that song to cover the Bobby Knight incident when the then Indiana coach hurled a chair across the court.



How about the grandmother who just broke the Guinness World Record for the longest plank?  Donna Jean Wilder at age 58, grandmother of 12 held a plank for 4.5 hours. What would drive a person to hold a plank for hours is beyond me, but she became a world record holder by doing so. I got tired just looking at the picture.



A real Mom admitted  I couldn’t decide if I wanted bangs or not so I cut bangs for my daughter and she looks awful. Dodged a bullet there.”



The world just recorded it’s 10th consecutive months of record high temperatures. Got a feeling it’s going to be a hot summer. Buy stock in air conditioners and buckets of ice.



A magazine asked teachers to send them stories about their students that made the teacher question their intelligence. This one is a gem. “One of my 16 year old students asked, while taking a multiple choice test, if it mattered what letter he chose. I just stared at him. Sometimes there are no words.



Boarding a plane…long flight.



A reminder, for the next little while the Blog will be posted at odd times as there’s an 8 hour difference from where I’m blogging right now to where I’m going in Germany with my wife to see our daughter and son in law. 



Have a great Tuesday.


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