Wednesday, November 09, 2005

November 9, 2005
Meetings almost all day long. at about ten George Laibe came in my office and asked me to go online and check out the front page of the SASS website. They have posted a write-up on my keynote address on December first in Vegas. Going to be a crazy day with my speech at the Biltmore in the morning. Hope I can pull it off.

You can check out the piece at

Took George to El Encanto for lunch (for orchestrating and landing the above) and sat outside to enjoy the great weather and the pond. Obnoxious ducks waddled under our feet for most of the meal. I had the lunch special, a poblano chile stuffed with shrimp. George had the huevos rancheros. I bought ($25.60 biz account).

J.D. came by the office this afternoon to remind me to be sure and have a gas can full of gas for the 1940 Series D John Deere in the morning. Maybe we should call it D Day. Ha.

Some depressing media stats from a piece forwarded to me from Mark Boardman: just 27 percent of those ages 25 to 34 looked at a newspaper daily, compared to 71 percent ages 65 and up. Those same 25- to 34-year-olds spent an average 3.6 minutes with a newspaper each day; from age 35 to 44, the figure jumped to 8.2 minutes, with both groups
spending more than 10 times that duration online.

"(Newspapers) must stop defining (their) business as ink on dead trees," an offical who knows said. "You need to define your business as providing information to people. Ink on dead trees is just one way of delivering that information to people."

Worked on horse lightning drawings and finished out the last page of my big sketchbook, which I did my first drawing in it on April 3 of this year. Need to buy a new one. Several of the renderings ended up, as is, in Blaze Away! The 25 Gunfights Behind the O.K. Corral.

“The future is much like the present, only longer.”
—Old Vaquero Saying

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