Thursday Thoughts and Plans

It has been a busy week since we had the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Things are finally settling down and I can get to work on some other projects .

I sent in my Sunday column yesterday. This week I write about an odd feeling: Being the only one left . We had a very nice memorial service for my brother last weekend, and the other day I realized…..I’m the only one left. That’s coming up Sunday in the Standard Times and on line.

I’ll be working on a Podcast today about Military Flyovers. My son was involved with one a few weeks ago and a lot of preparation goes into the execution. I’ll be posting it later today.


I saw this meme today…..


Now it makes sense!



The big story today is that Josh McDaniels is still staying with the Patriots, I think. His agent fired him yesterday. Usually the talent fires the agent, but not this time. I can see why. The agent probably represented him and worked out all the details with the Colts and then Josh said, “Ahhhhh, never mind!” The guy is, no doubt, ticked! I hope it works out for Josh.

Matt Patricia has been formally introduced as head coach of the Detroit Lions. The 43-year-old Patricia trimmed his beard and put on a suit instead of his usual red sweatshirt. He takes over a team that has earned just one playoff win since capturing the 1957 league title.


Oh, and still no reason why they didn’t use Malcolm Butler in the game.



Did you hear about the guy who stole a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium after the Super Bowl? He has agreed to pay for its replacement and the stadium management company says it plans no further action against the Eagles fan. Video of the man with a purple seat generated more than 190,000 views on Facebook as of yesterday afternoon. According to the Star Tribune, a traveler later snapped a photo of him at the Airport, with the seat strapped to his carry-on suitcase. A Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority spokeswoman said the fan regrets his actions and that he “was exuberant and excited and he pulled the chair out.”



The Spice Girls are getting back together for a reunion tour that will take them to the U.S. … according to TMZ. Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie C met last week with their former manager, Simon Fuller. Sources connected to the women say the meeting was for “rough planning” and the goal is a world tour that will kick off in late summer. The plan right now is for the group to hit the stage in England first and then migrate over to the U.S. There is no plan to record new music. Reportedly everyone but Victoria was down for the reunion for a long time, but she has now come around and is “fully on board.” –(I will always remember my daughter Sarah’s Tournament Softball team singing Spice Girls during a rain delay in Attleboro.)



John Grisham is 63.  One of my favorite authors.



In 1973, Carly Simon received a gold record for the single “You’re So Vain.”



Since 1910, boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America.

Kites date back to China in 470 B.C.



Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d go to.” 




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