Archive for September, 2009

Cheers and Jeers for September 29, 2009

Jeers: to this stupid bug that wiped me out for two days. I’m
starting to feel better now.

Cheers: to Denver blog reader Lou who sent me a cookie
platter from Duvrai bakery here in Portland. So yummy!

Jeers: to my 3-day nanny Jordin who just decided it was okay
to not show up at my house for work, not give me any warning, not
return my phone calls, and leave me without childcare.

Cheers: to my new nanny Katelyn who actually shows up for
work, and loves watching my kids after school every day.

Cheers: to Joe who gave me three free tickets to The Killers
concert last week. I was able to treat my friend Kevin’s son Kaleb (age 10) to
his first concert ever. AND he’s a big Killers fan.

Cheers: to Andrew B. for being a fantastic editor, who
answers my emails at almost any time of day.

Cheers: to Andrew B. for creating my new self-hosted WordPress
blog and hosting it for me.

Jeers: to the US Senate Panel for rejecting the public
healthcare plan option. We know all of you government workers have great
healthcare, but what about the millions who don’t?

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Not Just Another 9/11 Blog

Originally published on MySpace on September 11, 2009

I was running along the waterfront late yesterday afternoon, when I spied the KOIN 6 Local news van. My friend, and former news anchor, Anne Jaeger just started working for KOIN again, so I figured she just might be in the van. So, I made a detour over to see if I could find her.

She was indeed working yesterday afternoon, and she immediately asked me if I would go on camera and answer a couple of questions she was asking people on the street. I declined, only because I had been running for an hour in the 80+ degree heat, and I looked like it.

However, I did ask her what questions she was asking people. One of the questions was, how did the events of September 11th, 2001, change the way you view life and live your life?

I looked at Anne and said, “Anne, my answer to that question is so boring. It didn’t change my views at all.” And it’s true.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have always lived my life like I’m on borrowed time. We all have a finite amount of time on this planet, and the truth is that none of us knows exactly how long we have. So you can put everything off until “things get better,” or you can put nothing off and live life like this minute is your last.

The events of September 11, 2001, were tragic, and my heart goes out to the people who lost their lives and lost loved ones. I was lucky enough to visit Ground Zero last November. This is my 2-minute video.


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