Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas Story

It was just past six when we knocked on the door on 32 nd St. Little Bebe drew back the curtain and peered. I said we were from Saint Francis and we had foood and presents. 32nd St. A stones throw from Memorial Stadium where I spent many nights in believing in Oriole magic. Now I was here giving back. Little Bebe disappeared from the door I went back to the car to get more food and presents. When I returned, Beth was talking to Little Bebe and taking food and gifts into the house. Once inside, I heard a voice from the top of the stairs saying "I am going to try and make it downstairs". The voice was from Bebe the "mother" of Little Bebe, age 10 and David age 17, Malcom age 16 and Gary age 14. Bebe was 72, with arthritis and limited mobility but was the "mother" of these 4 children. Where was the bioligical mother of these 4 children I thought? It didn't matter, the family on the Saint Francis Family Christmas Giving Form had Bebe, Little Bebe and her siblings.

Bebe's house was a modest rowhouse, somewhat homey, but definately lacking any signs of the holiday season. But we brought the holiday season to them, with presents for each, clothes and CDs for the boys, a nice sweater for Bebe and clothes and a doll for Little Bebe.

Bebe thanked us and we told her that we and the people of Saint Francis Parish were glad to help.

Isn't that really the true meaning of Christmas is helping others? It's a great feeling to give.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Part 2 Ethics, Dogs and music

okay i get it, sheila dixon can be a crook and stay in office and be in a freakin christmas parade and act everything is cool whatever the thing that bugs me is that i have worked worked for a couple organizations since the early 2000s and it has been mandated that employees take ethics training and there is even an ethics hotline btw for you out of towners its 38 degrees and sleeting in the land of pleasant living i digress pardon the ee cummings syntax i need to vent journal call it whatever you wish okay so why is it that corporations spend tens of thousands no wait maybe hundreds of thousands on ethics and the exact same thing training says not to do politicians do AND get away with it it doesnt make sense if anybody wants to comment please do and then we are putting this puppy to rest life is to short

my friend tami has started her own dog rescue please check out

my friend kevin is blogging about banking and the social media please check out;

JC our newly adopted lab spent the weekend at a kennel in joppatowne a crazy old irish woman runs the place a wonderful experience for the pup and the price is reasonable

ok i cant find my box of cassettes from the eighties so i cant review them at this time i will keeep looking
finally i need responses are you finished christmas shopping, have you started christmas shopping and if you wouldnt mind what is the dollar range you will spend this year cool

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ethics, dogs and music

Okay I am simple and I am concrete (uh-oh i am going into ee cummings mode) we have a major of baltimore city convicted of a crime why is she still in office shouldnt she be like fired what would happen to us if we got convicted i dont know i am confused at 52 i still dont understand things

i have two lawyer friends who talked about the trial tonite i like them both but i chose to ignore i think they missed the point that she is a crook shades of marvin mandel and spiro t agnew

on the brighter side my friend tami is starting a dog rescue ill get the link out to you to donate and we have adopted a new lab named JC wait a minute he wants a hug .... good lord he just loves to be hugged he is a yellow lab barely 2 years old, he has chewed the strap of my converse basketball shoes, but that's ok

also my friend kevin has a blog on banking and social media ill get the link too
progress is slow but worth the wait

finally i want to talk about the music i have recorded on cassettes but i need to get that together did you catch my pictures on fb of my last surviving 8 track i think its on my profile if not ask me Ill dig it up