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Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease

Five time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies of Parkinson's Disease
Today is the start of the British Open Golf Championship. What is now referred to as the Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. First played in 1860, in Scotland; the 147th edition of this championship will return to Scotland’s Carnoustie. Almost all the all-time great players have won multiple Open... Read more »

Twenty musicians who suffer from hearing loss

Three of the four members of The Who have had hearing issues and the only reason the fourth, Keith Moon, didn't is because he died forty years ago. Pete Townshend is almost deaf. John Entwistle became a lip reader to overcome his hearing loss. Roger Daltrey is now the musical voice of safety when playing/listening to music
Yesterday, I wrote about hearing problems due to listening to loud music. Today’s followup is a look at musicians who have these same problems. While these musicians are mostly loud rockers, there are some surprises. Here’s a gallery of musicians with ear issues:   Related Post: Do you use ear protection at concerts? Type your... Read more »

Do you use ear protection at concerts?

Do you use ear protection at concerts?
On June 25th, I was at the Roger Daltrey rock concert at the Ravinia Festival in the north burbs of Chicago. Near the halfway point of the concert, I leaned over and asked the person I was with “Is it really loud in here?” When the show was over, my ears ached and I had... Read more »
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How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?

How do you decide who to cheer for in the World Cup?
World Cup 2018 fever!! Catch it!! Okay…okay…let me take it down a notch or five. I’ve tried to like soccer all my life. We played it at summer camp and it was fun, but really it was just a bunch of ten year olds running around a field. But that was playing the game, not... Read more »

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums

There should be sunscreen dispensers at MLB stadiums
The Chicago Cubs just finished a successful eight game home stand. Seven wins and only one loss. They even took two of three games from those pesky Cincinnati Reds. All of the games were played during the day time hours. Very unusual, even for a team that does play most of their games in the... Read more »

Did I miss the Second Civil War?

Did I miss the Second Civil War?
July 4th. Independence Day. America’s birthday. Parades. Cookouts.  Fireworks. Civil War. Yep, you read that right. Yesterday was the day that Democrats were going to start the Second Civil War. That’s what Alex Jones said. He wouldn’t lie to us, would he? Plus, if there’s going to be a revolution, July 4 sounds like it... Read more »
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Signs from the Families Belong Together protest

Today was the Families Belong Together protest and march. Thousands of people came out in more than seven hundred locations nationwide, to let the government know how they feel about the separation of families trying to enter the United States and Trump’s immigration policies. Even on a brutally hot day, there was a large, feisty... Read more »

November is coming

November is coming
It was January 20. 2017. Donald John Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States. The crowd watching the event is one of the smallest in recent inaugurations. It was January 21, 2017. Millions of citizens gathered in Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and many other cities for the first Women’s... Read more »

Roger Daltrey at Ravinia: If the music is too loud, you're too old

It was the summer of 1971. The Who’s anthem “Won’t Be Fooled Again” started getting play on FM radio. I’ve loved this song from the first hearing til now. It would be in my top ten all-time favorite songs. I wanted and needed to hear the album it was on. At the time, I was... Read more »
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Let Sarah Sanders eat in your restaurant

Let Sarah Sanders eat in your restaurant
It was a bad week for Trumpsters to go to restaurants. It started with the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kjersten Nielson, being heckled while dining at a Mexican restaurant. It was bad enough that she had to leave. The next night, the same thing happened to White House senior adviser, Stephen Miller. The finale of... Read more »
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