Saturday, March 17, 2012

In Sunshine or in Shadow

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 'Tis the day for the Wearing of the Green! I double dog dare you (it is a double dog dare so you know that I mean it) to find a fella anywhere who wears it better than he does. I am very happy that my longtime friend Dave Lackland has now created a blog through which he can share with the world at large the adventures of Carl, Handsome Steve and the rest of the gang. If you are at least an occasional reader of the tripe served here on a daily basis, then you might very well have already been introduced to Dave and Carl. You no longer have to rely upon my poor skills to stay abreast of their adventures.

It is my most sincere hope that Dave writes about life on his dock on a regular basis although with a new baby in the house and the attendant pulls and responsibilities of his day-to-day he may not be able to do so. While I have never set foot on it, it surely looks like a beautiful, cool place to spend a bit of time.

In the immortal words of Sgt. Esterhaus and Doctor Leslie Rudnyanszky, "Be careful out there." The taverns and roadways shall both see a veritable explosion in the cretin population today. Do your best to not be included in that number. Most of all, do not let them harsh your mellow. The pipes are calling. Answer them.

For Rob and Jess good luck and enjoy your St. Paddy's Day 5K race this morning in Fort Collins. For Jess, it is her first such endeavor and for her today an Irish Blessing:

May the road rise to meet you.
May the Wind be always at your back

And in honor of the story my brother Bill shared a couple of weeks back about meeting and interviewing the great Johnny Cash, here is a link to the Man in Black and Jimmie Rodgers performing a duet on "Danny Boy".

Spend no more time here today. 'Tis a holiday after all. Enjoy it.

Stay safe....


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