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Morning Motivational on Monday

Dick Wilson and I can’t figure out how many years we’ve been doing the Breakfast of Champions, but it’s somewhere between five and eight years. We’re guessing. We finished our 2014 series yesterday, with GLI president and former Rusty Satellite Show guest Kent Oyler giving the group a positive message about the future of the region’s efforts to attract and retain jobs. We had around 50 people there. I was asked why we don’t do more to promote it, to get bigger crowds. Dick and I both said the same thing – because we don’t want a hundred people there….


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Face It – Fighting Child Abuse is Everyone’s Responsibility

If you gathered the annual victims of child abuse in Kentucky, they would not fit in Slugger Field. The fact that so many Kentucky children suffer from physical, sexual or psychological abuse, or neglect is a sobering thought. In 2013, Kosair Charities began a 10-year initiative to eliminate the problem, mobilizing statewide initiatives that include legislative efforts in the Kentucky General Assembly and on-the-ground efforts involving education for caregivers to spot warning signs in children. The program, called Face It Abuse directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices…


Journal 18: Airbnb Praise and a League of Legends Win

LUKE: Journal for the whole weekend. Saturday in terms of actual stuff happening nothing really, mostly just playing games with people. Had a great diner and a lot of fun so for me a fun day though some might say I wasted my day. Sunday I was supposed to play golf but I was told in the morning we had a tournament in my game (League of Legends) today. So I didn’t want to disappoint Dad, so I tried to find a replacement to no avail. I decided that I didn’t want to let my team down to where they…


Day 17: Boo Tales – Then and Now

LUKE: Halloween woo, but not really. Weirdly no one is doing anything for Halloween so it’s mainly just gonna be a usual Friday. Though in school a couple of classes did Halloween-related things like watch the history of Halloween. That was mildly interesting. Unfortunately I had to walk home today and man was it raining hard and windy. My Dad came and got me from Mom’s and we went to an antique store to find a corner cabinet. Those types of stores have some of the craziest stuff, most of it I think comes from some Grandma’s and some of it I think…


Day 16: Observations from the Upper Deck, Thoughts on Sleep

LUKE: Today I had to wake up at 5:30 instead of my usual 7 to retake a physics test. Now I bet you expect me to say it was awful, the worst thing ever.  Actually it was just as bad as waking up at 7. This goes into my ideas of sleep in general. My normal type of sleep schedule is stay up late, wake up late (similar to my Mom and brothers but opposite to Dad), though I’m different in that I wish I could wake up early even when I stay up late. This is because I like…


Journal: Bigness and Bowling

LUKE: Pretty quick one today. Basically all I want to talk about is something I saw on the askreddit subreddit on Reddit.com, basically the question is what can you just not wrap your head around? The answer that I agreed with the most is just how big space, the sun just everything out in the universe is. I went to this sort-of demonstration of how big space is. What it did was if the moon was a z pixel, how far away would everything be, then you would scroll to explore. To get to Uranus it took 27 minutes of straight scrolling. After Uranus…


The Weekend: Games Played and Why I Pull Against UK

The Weekend – 10/23-24, 2014 LUKE: Journal Entry #12 So I’m gonna morph the weekend to 1 day here. This weekend a new game came out called Civilization Beyond Earth, a strategy game. So I played that with my friends most of the weekend. I also had work and a bunch of homework but that’s the normal. I love weekends but mine are usually not that interesting which makes this kinda hard. I am enjoying my game quite a bit I was super excited for it that I got it right at midnight when it was released. RICK: I love weekends, too, and especially…


Day 11: Political Chicken and Friday Night Fire

LUKE: So I’m gonna use today to mainly talk about a discussion we had throughout the school day with my friends. So one of my friends got a job at Chick-Fil-a which sparked a discussion of whether or not it’s wrong to eat somewhere where you don’t agree with the beliefs of the owner/company. My friend Nico (who never goes to Chick-Fil-a because of the owner’s beliefs) argues that he doesn’t want to support the owner’s beliefs. However most of us, including me, said that their product is very good and what the owner thinks doesn’t matter to us. I specifically felt that when I…


Day 10: Terror in Canada; Jammin’ at Loui Loui’s

Day 10 LUKE: Today in U.S. History we talked about the incident in Canada where a soldier died from a gunman. The gunman then ran through the parliament! Crazy stuff, the article I read on it I remember a quote that was “Canada will not be intimidated” I thought this pretty cool since nothing ever happens to Canada and when it does they react much better than the US does. In class we talked about how Obama didn’t jump to how it was a terrorist attack which was weird since it was obvious an act to invoke terror. This lead…


Day 9: Meeting Some New Folks on Campus and a Bar; Frustrating Technology

JOURNAL #9….RICK I’ve learned to love Wednesdays — on most weeks that’s when I do my Rusty Satellite Show podcast.  Yesterday I met up with Sean Moth, the public address announcer at the University of Louisville, then drove over to the Buckhead’s on Bardstown Road to talk about beer with Tish Gainey. And I always learn something during our 12-minute interviews. Moth, who’s from Colorado, gets to show up for work on a college campus in shorts and a t-shirt. That alone makes me jealous, but I’ve always been intrigued by announcers. For one game during my time at Tennessee,…