My friend Dave Croston of Tacoma is the artist. The selection, "Release" is from his second original CD - "More Sugar, More Salt"
If you like smooth guitar work, you'll be playing this one over and over.
Although the rider got tossed from the Congressional budget, I believe this is just the beginning of a new assault.
I had a few minutes yesterday (remember when you didn't have to carry a cell phone for work????) and was able to stand in support of Planned Parenthood yesterday. I purposefully parked my truck to block the gross pictures for at least a short time, so that the community didn't have to view medical waste while traveling downtown.
There is no question that Opertation Rescue's people are funded, thus are in this for the long haul. If the majority of the community spends just a few minutes each day/week in support, we will make up for the funding in pure people numbers.
According to an editorial in today's Local Daily, the Boys and Girls Clubs are growing more and serving more kids. Considering the times in which we live and the "austerity" kick that was handed to GOP representatives, kids programs are going to suffer if not for the support of the community. There will be less and less government grants available.
Sadly, the comments forum was allowed to be a "FU" for a disgruntled former employee of another local children's agency that provides support for the Clubs.
radec took the obligatory swing at me....and missed. I never worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs....as is known by Olybloggers that own "BIG" buttons (thanks for your support from July 2006 to October 2009)
If you're going to throw feces, make sure your target isn't the mirror.
Rather than repeat the questionable quotes, of which I'm blogging, I'll refer you to my ThurstonBlog "editorial" http://thurstonblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-blog-publisher.html
I encourage all readers to consider my plea.
I'm not opposing Freedom of Speech by any means, but I'm stipulating that we all must be responsible for that which we speak. Comments in the local media have been made concerning "taking matters into one's own hands" and I think we are way past ignoring such.
Vote your own mind, but please consider my plea.
Just wanted to share an excellent blog contribution with our friends on OlyBlog.
One of the former regulars on the Daily Whose Name Shall Not Be Mentioned comments section, once claimed he located his business in Shelton to avoid the.....uh.....people of Downtown Olympia.
While driving through Shelton today, I noticed several young folks with backpacks standing outside the Shelton Community Shelter in Downtown. A little further along, I saw a man that was Hispanic, thus he is probably illegal. Then I noticed a young man in a black hooded sweatshirt carrying two huge plastic bags of crushed aluminum cans - most likely an anarchist that was trying to make everyone be a tree hugger or was a lazy unemployed person that subsides by taking recyclables from other people's dumpsters. On the other side of the road was a guy with long hair and a beard, who was trying to fool me into thinking he was a logger with rigging jeans, suspenders and a Hickory shirt. It was obvious he was a dope smoking hippie.
I'm thinking Downtown Olympia is taking over Downtown Shelton. What next?
Friday night was our first night at the Silverdale Beach Hotel in beautiful retail land - Silverdale. The city has turned into the Federal Way of the Peninsula, but I do have to say that the Hotel is truly an oasis in a desert of major retail.
Nothing fancy, but comfy, the food is decent and the staff is great.
If I might be so bold to mention that our trio will be bank in January, on the 8th and probably the 22nd (still trying to confirm talent) and any night during the winter, the hotel is offering the Larry Hill Trio special - $69 a night if you mention us when you reserve your room (subject to availability, of course) www.silverdalebeachhotel.com
Think of it as a mid-winter getaway within 90 minutes of Olympia.
Well, maybe it is shameless hustle......
Dave has worked with me for many years. His initial CD - "Pulse of the City" was a beautiful piece of work, but his latest - "More Sugar, More Salt" might have surpassed his previous work.
Rather than blather on, I'll let you go to Dave's website, visit his catalog and sample sounds from both recordings.
After being drawn in by Olyblog's link to ThurstonBlog, I wandered through the archives and came upon a note from stevenl saying "drop us a note and tell us how you're doing" - dated 11/24/2008.
Sorry it took over two years to respond.
I left BBBS in October of 2009. It was time for me to eliminate a couple of relationships that weren't working for me and more importantly, the agency was taking a beating from funding cuts and were on the brink of having to close a very important program for foster kids. Rather than see the program close, I suggested making me the reduction in staff to keep the program alive. I'm still in touch with the CEO and have fond memories of working with him and other staff members, in addition to the volunteers that mean so much to the organization. To keep my finger in the community pie, I serve on the Board of Directors for another non-profit.
I'm back to textile leasing development, traveling all over the Puget Sound and enjoying myself and my independence. I visit our plant about twice a week and the rest of my time is spent in the field or my office in my home. It doesn't get much better than that.
ThurstonBlog was brought out of mothballs because the Daily Who Shall Not Be Mentioned was getting shut down frequently by people who don't know how to play with others. We needed a venue for discussion and Olyblog has stipulated its desire to remain hyperlocal and avoid the national political topics. Managing that keeps me busy, but I'll try to drop in every couple of years.
Thanks, stevenl, for asking.