Another Cincinnati Reds season has come to a close without a playoff berth. My predictions of glory in the 150th year of the team, in the final career year of great broadcaster Marty Brennaman, were wrong. There is no joy in Mudville. But the team showed unusual resilience and spark with lots of possibilities and … Continue reading Final #ATOBTTR Update
Month: September 2019
National Coffee Day
Today is National Coffee Day and many chains are offering deals and discounts. At Krispy Kreme you can get a free brewed coffee and one original glazed donut. At Wawa you get a free coffee if you sign up for their rewards program. At Dunkin' if you buy a brewed coffee you can get an … Continue reading National Coffee Day
In Memoriam – Robert Hunter
As a writer of scripts I admire the crafter of great lyrics. We lost an amazing and prolific lyricist this week when Robert Hunter passed away at 78. If you, like me, enjoyed the music of "The Grateful Dead" you understand his importance to the band. He was one of the most influential and prolific … Continue reading In Memoriam – Robert Hunter
Take the ‘A’ Train to the 35th Annual Medieval Festival!
One day each year Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan is transformed into a festival celebrating Medieval Times with jousting, attractions, performances, crafts, fair food and more. In 2019, it is scheduled for this Sunday, September 29 from 11:30 AM to 6 PM. It is literally next door to where I live and I have … Continue reading Take the ‘A’ Train to the 35th Annual Medieval Festival!
Unexpected Glimpses of Olde New-York
Live in this city long enough and you know the feeling of seeing the past layered in the present. Maybe it is the unexpected revealing of an old painted sign when a neighboring building is turned down. Maybe it is an archeological dig where shards unearthed reveal an old clay pipe or tavern plate. As … Continue reading Unexpected Glimpses of Olde New-York
National Punctuation Day
With today's fragmented and truncated communication methods, it is important to remember that punctuation still plays an important role in understanding meaning in the English language. Add a comma, save a life... As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes
Today, September 23, 2019 at 7:50 AM, exactly as this post was published, the season turned to autumn. The seasons change, time passes, we continue whirling through space on this amazing planet of ours. Treasure it, treasure your time here, treasure tomorrow. We are blessed to experience any small part of it. May God bless … Continue reading Happy Autumn
National Hobbit Day
I know, I know. Now-a-days we have Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and every category of sorcery and fantasy programs. We even have the great Peter Jackson movies of J.R.R. Tolkien's classics. But if you have not read the original books, do yourself a favor and pick one up today. They are worth it … Continue reading National Hobbit Day
National Pecan Cookie Day
Today is National Pecan Cookie Day and there is only one that satisfies me - try this recipe for a copycat version and hope you enjoy. Combine and set aside 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Cream 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 … Continue reading National Pecan Cookie Day
Footnotes #12 – getting stronger every day
Just a quick update as I rehab after the recent encounter with sepsis and multiple operations to set it straight. I am getting stronger everyday and am working on a comeback. I have heard lots of stories at the hospital and where I am doing my rehab about others with sepsis and the truth is … Continue reading Footnotes #12 – getting stronger every day
September is Sepsis Awareness Month
Please pardon me for not being in touch for the last couple of weeks. If you know anything about sepsis you know it can be a devastating energy draining event that can rob you of any ability to do anything. If you don't know much about it, don't choose to go deep within it around … Continue reading September is Sepsis Awareness Month
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