Saturday, December 30, 2006

600 miles

Tonight, I reached my hiking goal of six hundred miles for the year. Seven miles was all it took, the last of one hundred and forty nine miles since the beginning of November. It's a good kinda tired.


Monday, December 25, 2006

Take Him to the Bridge...

Merry Christmas, James Brown is dead. I'm a big fan of JB and will sorely miss him. I'll spare you the cliche's of legend, myth and "true American original". Love him or not, you got to recognize the huge cultural impact that he has had in this country and the world, if anything as a sample source for a million rappers and Eddie Murphy's career. I saw him once in concert, back in 1984 at the Scope arena in downtown Norfolk, Va. I got front row seats and it is one of my favorite concerts of all time. JB did it all that night, the camel walk, the splits, shrugged off the cape a few times and sweated gallons. At the end of the show, the audience rushed the stage and I was right there with them, one of the few white faces in a sea of middle-aged black folks. I got to shake his hand. So, here's a great clip of the man. Enjoy.


  JB, thanks' for getting up and doin' your thang. You will be missed brother. zahdah, OK HW