Wednesday, January 20, 2010


*Pat Robertson seems to have totally lost it. The Haitians are enduring a horrific tragedy because they "got together and swore a pact with the devil?" Really? What a stupid thing to say. It's hard to believe that Robertson is a Yale Law School graduate. I don't think that any U of L law grad would ever make such an idiotic comment.

*Speaking of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, I for one am sorry to see my fellow alumnus, Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, retire. I haven't always agreed with Senator Dodd's politics, but he is an engaging public speaker, an affable fellow, and he's always been a good representative of the law school.

*I'm looking forward to seeing the expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium next fall. Charlie Strong, the new U of L football coach, has definitely got game when it comes to recruiting. Let's hope that the influx of top talent will translate into wins on the field.

*I am cautiously optimistic that Coach Rick Pitino will, over the next couple of months, mold the Cardinals basketball team into a tournament contender. It seems to happen this way every year.

*I'm pulling for a Colts-Vikings Super Bowl. It's hard not to be a Colts fan living in these parts, and I have also admired the Minnesota Vikings since I was a wee lad. It's funny that three of the four remaining NFL teams play their home games in domes.

*The New Year's Resolutionists (my term) have swarmed into the gym in a big way. I hate to be selfish, but it just can't go on like this. There are too many people on the machines and in the locker rooms. I'm looking forward to a smaller crowd at the Y once the majority of the Resolutionists revert to their old habits.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010


With the new year having just begun, it is my fervent hope that 2010 will be a brighter year than 2009 was. Personally, the past year has been a pretty tough one, and I look forward to sunnier days ahead. Here, in no particular order, are just some of the things that I would love to see in the coming year:

*A resurgence of the Louisville Cardinal football program under Coach Charlie Strong;

*A successful NCAA tournament run for the Louisville Cardinals in basketball;

*A Super Bowl win for the Colts or the Bengals;

*Real progress on an East End bridge over the Ohio River;

*More eating, drinking and entertainment options in downtown New Albany;

*More bans of smoking in public places;

*An end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan;

*An end to the influence of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban;

*A renewed sense of compassion and understanding in our nation and throughout the world;

*Health and happiness to all friends and family.

These are just some of the desires that immediately come to mind. Here's hoping that you and those you care about have a wonderful 2010.