Tag Archives: Bill Kasal

Top Three Ways I Get Likes on Facebook

Once in a while, I use the social network, Facebook, to let my friends know what I’m doing or where I’m visiting.  It’s fun!  I’m not nearly as obsessed with it as I once was.  These things can get Blog … Continue reading

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Premembering a Future

My 4th grade teacher was Miss Rucker.  She was a very sharp cookie.  I had some pretty cool elementary school teachers and, to this day, I still admire them.  But the only comment from a report card that I can … Continue reading

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The Bloomp Bloomp

I’ve wanted to tell you about this for a long time.  I know I’ve told you about many of the stupid things I did as a child, but for some reason it has been particularly difficult for me to share … Continue reading

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When I Was Immortal

It doesn’t seem that long ago… and it seems a lifetime ago.  Gee, to be exact, it’s my lifetime ago.  I was young and the thought of the end of my life—go ahead, Bill, say death—was not even a blip … Continue reading

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What Color is the Old Gray Mare?

My first job in radio was Continuity Director for an AM/FM combo in Palm Springs, California.  Continuity Director was a fancy way of saying that my job was to write commercials for our clients.  My initial desire was to be … Continue reading

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Free Pony Rides

I recently attended my granddaughter’s first cheer-leading performance.  Is that what you call it?  A performance?  Anyway, she’s cheer-leading for Pop Warner Football games with another friend of hers.  Their first game was 90 minutes away—at 8 o’clock on a … Continue reading

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Space Age Rocket Surgery

I grew up the first of six siblings.  Not a large family by some standards, but larger than most. My mother wanted to have kids.  Later in our lives she told us that what she wanted to be when she … Continue reading

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The Greatest Game

In the film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella,  talks about his relationship with his father.  He says that no matter what was wrong between them, they always had Baseball in common.  I love baseball and when I … Continue reading

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Oooh, Look at the Stars!

One August evening, a former girlfriend and I took an air mattress and a couple of sleeping bags to The Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.  I had missed our group’s party trip to see the Perseids Meteor Shower … Continue reading

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I Was Cool… Once.

I had to have them.  Had to. I know I’ve spoken to you about the freedom I’ve found in my life by divesting myself of things.  First, I got rid of most of my possessions, keeping only those things required … Continue reading

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Record Breaking Intelligence

Every now and then when I am feeling like I am smart or wise or have just solved a really difficult problem or challenge, I remember some of the things I thought or did as a child.  Looking back on … Continue reading

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Opening Day

April 4, 2012 was Opening Day of baseball season and in the evening I found myself at a T-ball game at the local Little League Field.  The significance of going to a game to watch some five-year-old’s play the first … Continue reading

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A Thousand Cuts

In my ongoing efforts to get out of my rut and out the door to do something, I accepted an invitation from a friend to join him and his girlfriend at the Palm Springs International Film Festival premiere of A … Continue reading

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A Bowl of Rice

It has become a cliché to speak of gratitude.  I think most wisdom has become a cliché in our modern, Western society.  I can still hear my mother’s words to me when I was younger to be thankful for what … Continue reading

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