Archive for November 2014

Kevin Harvick 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion

Kevin Harvick 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion
This evening in Miami Homestead racetrack in the last NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year, Kevin Harvick won a hard fought race and also held off fellow NASCAR Chase finalists Denny “Hambone” Hamlin, Joey Logano & “Flyin” Ryan Newman. This year was the first of the elimination process within the 10 race Chase playoff... Read more »

Aaliyah Deserved More Than This Lifetime Movie

Aaliyah Deserved More Than This Lifetime Movie
On Saturday evening Lifetime showed their controversial biographical movie “Aaliyah: Pricess of R&B”, which was marred with issues during production including the original actress to portray Aaliyah (Disney’s Zendaya Coleman), leaving in mid production and the family and estate of the late R&B singer not allowing the use of her music and image. TV and... Read more »

Matt Crafton Nascar Camping World's Truck Series First Back to Back Champion

Matt Crafton Nascar Camping World's Truck Series First Back to Back Champion
Last night at Miami Homestead Raceway Matt Crafton became the first NASCAR Camping World Back to Back Champion in that series 20 year history. Even though Matt didn’t win the race (Darrell “Bubba” Wallace did), Matt did as he has done all year and been steady on the track and held off Ryan Blaney from... Read more »
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The 2015 Ford F150 An Aluminum Revolution

The 2015 Ford F150 An Aluminum Revolution
This week marks the beginning of production of the 2015 Ford F 150 light duty pick up truck which has extensive use of military grade aluminum alloy in its body structure and a high strength steel frame. This manufacturing of an aluminum body truck is a first in the automobile business (sheet metal is the... Read more »

Derrick Rose Needs to Change His Game

Derrick Rose Needs to Change His Game
By now you have heard Derrick Rose’s quote about being concerned about his life after basketball and not being sore years from now. Many people have attacked Derrick for his words (and we could argue if these are truly his words or more from his brother), but I think we all can agree he shouldn’t... Read more »

In Anticipation Of Stevie Wonders "Songs in The Key Of Life" Concert

In Anticipation Of Stevie Wonders "Songs in The Key Of Life" Concert
This Friday legendary Motown Records artist Stevie Wonder will be at the United Center performing his 1976 master double album “Songs in the Key Of Life”. Now I have had the honor of seeing Stevie in concert and it was beyond words, it was Taste of Chicago 2008 and originally my girlfriend (now wife), were... Read more »
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A Sailor's Story

A Sailor's Story
In honor of Veteran’s Day I will share the  story of the veteran who influenced me the most, my late father, Alexander Johnson III US Navy. I was at his place of rest yesterday Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (for another funeral), and for me its a beautiful, proud but for me personally a little sad.... Read more »

I Believe In The Word

I Believe In The Word
I believe in the written word, the power of writing, the freedom of the press and articulating myself through writing. But more importantly I believe in the Word of scripture, the words of every prophet, disciple and scribe in the Bible of course the written accounts of Jesus Christ. I believe in the Catholic Church,... Read more »

60 Years of General Motors Small Block V8 Power

60 Years of General Motors Small Block V8 Power
This fall marks the 60th anniversary of the General Motors (primarily Chevrolet), produced small block V8 engine, one of the most successful and mass produced engines in automotive history. Now it wasn’t the first V8 built, that was Rolls Royce (1905), nor was it the first production V8, that was General Motors stablemate Cadillac (1914),... Read more »
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What Does It Mean When A Priest Is Laicized? And Is That Enough?

What Does It Mean When A Priest Is Laicized? And Is That Enough?
So what does it mean when a Catholic priest is laicized? Simple that is when a priest is dismissed from the faith, formally called “defrocked”, some say that word has no meaning in canon law, the rules of he church. It means a priest that is laicized can no longer perform any duties or ministries... Read more »