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Forgetfulness, or Forgotten?

Well, that was a first.  I forgot to watch “Dallas” this week. (What?!  Me?!  Allow the Ewings to slip my mind?  My oh my, how the decades do change us.)

Seeing as the latest episode was on my DVR, I did see it the following day.  In so doing, I reminded myself just how my initial forgetfulness came about.  Let’s simply say it’s about time for “Dallas” to be forgotten altogether.  Oh but wait, I think I’ve already said this before, more than once even.  I’ll therefore rephrase:  It’s well past time for the Ewings and company to go.  I know, I hate saying this more than you might dislike reading it. Nevertheless, the writing is on the wall, as they say– more and more with each passing episode, I myself regret to say.

The 2014 cast

We’ve had all the nostalgic cameos we’re likely going to get, Larry Hagman is still dead, and the plot convolutions continue to get more confusing, ludicrous and exhausting.  Still, curiosity, coupled with low expectations, will continue to get the best of me for the duration, whether at airtime or via DVR. At least Ken Kercheval, who remains very much alive, will be back next week.  Amid my overall forgetfulness, I’m happy to realize one living classic character is not forgotten.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in And That's My Opinion, Dallas, Television

 

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The End.

Tejay Van Garderen

Congratulations Tejay.  So long Jens.  The end came today, in more ways than one.

Jens Voigt

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Current Events, Cycling

 

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With His Swan Song Underway…

Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

Photo: Casey B. Gibson | http://www.cbgphoto.com

Five miles to the finish, and the almost-43-year-old “affable German” was leading the way, as if to fan his feathers just one last time.  The oldest rider in the peloton did not win the day, but he certainly shaped it.  And with still six days to go, he may very well pull off another moment or two yet.  In any case, Jens Voigt has begun his well-planned swan song– his last professional cycling race. And with this bittersweet farewell, among all else, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge is well underway across Colorado.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Current Events, Cycling

 

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Just One Month Shy…

The talk this week has centered on Robin Williams, understandably so considering his unexpected death.  At the same time, his passing unfortunately has overshadowed another big celebrity loss the very next day, one perhaps a bit less surprising if only for age alone.  Just one month shy of her 90th birthday, the legendary Lauren Bacall has left us.  Her unique legacy, like Williams’, lives on.

Lauren Bacall

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2014 in Current Events, Famous People, News

 

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40 Years Ago Today.

To the point.

“Only if you’ve been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

“Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win, unless you hate them.  And then, you destroy yourself.”

His final White House moment

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Famous People, History, Politics, Presidential

 

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From The Sidelines…

The “fastest and toughest” day of the year in Brentwood came around once again.  Terrific it was to be back among the action, this time from the sidelines as a Velo Club La Grange volunteer.  As I’ll always fondly recall, the Brentwood Grand Prix was my first sanctioned race back in 2008.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Cycling, Daily Activities, Videos

 

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