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Ruined Ryan

Tuesday, Jul, 23 2013

The news about Ryan Braun broke during the PhilCast Monday afternoon.

Thanks for giving Milwaukee a black eye Ryan.

Now, not even 24 hours later as I write this, some of the main feedback from fans I am hearing and reading is that they could have lived with the doping but can not forgive the lying about it.

Really?

Doping is OK with you?

Doping, no matter the sport, sickens me. It sickens me because I personally know a few professional athletes, and I know they DO NOT dope. The dopers, the cheaters, the liars make them ALL look bad. Guilt by association. It's not fair to CLEAN athletes.

Warning fans; DO NOT put athletes up there too high on a pedestal. It's a long way down when they fall.
I know all about that trap. I myself did it with a certain cyclist named Lance Armstrong. Headed for Oprah Ryan?

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The Great Kate Wait

Monday, Jul, 22 2013

You didn't really expect me to have a blog here today did you?

Come on, I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear if it's a boy or a girl.

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Friday, Friday

Friday, Jul, 19 2013

Today it's Mary Hirvela joining us in the sweat studio at 4:30-ish for the weekend lineup of things to do during "Chadoin' This Weekend?" Give us a call with your plans or post them at the PhilCast Facebook page.

Pippa has a summertime ReciPIPPA the Week after that. And this time around she even brought me a sample of the recipe to try ahead of time. I'm trying it for lunch before the show today.



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Warm Fox Valley Welcome

Thursday, Jul, 18 2013

I'll be honest with you.
Moving has been a long, difficult haul.

First of all, there is the matter of packing up 22 years of 'stuff' into boxes and slogging your life up to a new location. Then comes unpacking all that stuff, a process that is still playing itself out.

You leave behind all the friends and family you've gotten used to having around for a few decades and hope for the best in your new location.

Last night I experienced some of that 'best' when I returned home from the radio station, and I wanted to share the experience with you.

Listeners know that my wife Sandy (Mrs. Biggest Name) is not here yet with me. It's just my dog Gabby and me until September when Sandy is finished with her current job. Last night I had two appointments dropping over to the house and the plan was to perhaps make a frozen pizza for dinner late in the evening.

However, that plan changed when, as I got out of my car a new neighbor I had not yet met walked across the street with a big box and a bigger smile. The box contained all kinds of home-made food, a veritable picnic featuring grilled brats, beans, potato salad and more. It was like I struck gold. Food. Real food! The frozen pizza would remain frozen.

She introduced herself to me and pointed out there were even treats in the care package for Gabby.

But as excited as I was to meet a great new neighbor bearing edible gifts, here comes what really mattered to me. It was as if she knew me, like we were old friends. Why? Because she's a listener. She knew all about the PhilCast show, telling me how I make her laugh every afternoon.

"I brought you some real food 'cause I know Mrs. Biggest isn't here yet with you. And there's something for Gabby in there too," she said.

All this simply means I'm doing my job on the radio. I've always believed a radio talk show should be like a conversation between neighbors on the front porch. It's just my style. And yesterday's meeting with a friendly new neighbor is proof to me that it works.


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Hydrangeas rock

Wednesday, Jul, 17 2013

PhilCast friend Van Zeeland's in Little Chute sent me a few pictures of hydrangeas they have in stock there.

I love these things. I think it has something to do with childhood memories when my grandma's yard always seemed to have these 'snowball bushes' in bloom.

Having just moved into our new house I have been thinking about what to do with a side yard area that need some landscaping and a plan down the road.

I was just thinking about wanting to somehow include hydrangeas in the plan when Joe from Van Zeeland's sent me these pics.

Seems like my timing might be just right. The white ones are 'old school' to me and I'm all about old school. I've seen more and more of the ones with the blue tint...and now...how about these?! Almost a purple color.

Hydrangea time at Van Zeeland's Nursery in the "LC".



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