July 28, 2008
It was 29 years ago today that I drove out to Pioneer, Arizona to get hitched in the Broken Dream Saloon (or, was that the name? can't remember now). Carole Compton Glenn was the maid of honor and Daniel Harshberger was the best man. Hans Olson played "Arizona" and the rock n' roll judge, Harold Lee, married us. I told Kathy this morning I'm more proud of this achievement than anything I've ever accomplished.
Feedback on the Exits Exit continues to pour in. Just got off the phone with Charlie Aldrich, 87, of Vegas, former stuntman at Corriganville and the road manager for Clint Walker (Cheyenne on TV). Charlie read the piece and had to call. He's a longtime True West subscriber and friend of Joe Small, our founder. Great guy. Really made my day talking to him. Here are a few comments off the Review Journal website:
Catherine Lamb wrote on July 28, 2008 04:56 AM: "Sitting in Sweden and reading the article, but this makes me feel as if I were there. Thanks, a great piece."
Trudy (Peart) Burrus wrote on July 27, 2008 08:47 PM: "Charlie, I'm glad you wrote this. It's a fitting tribute to all. We are so lucky -- in so many ways."
John Pemberton wrote on July 27, 2008 07:01 PM: "Bugs, You capture the best in all your friends! God Bless you, your family and our amigo Booze!!!"
Terry Lavely wrote on July 27, 2008 09:24 AM: "It is really nice to read something in the newspaper that makes you feel good, as opposed to most of the doom and gloom we see daily. Very well written piece, thank you."
End of comments. Went to a new cardiologist last Thursday. Dr. Klag looked at my chart and shook his head. "Do you know how lucky you are?" he asked me. Yes, I know. "If it comes from a cow, I want you to stay away from it," was his terse advice. No milk, no cheese, no beef tacos, hamburgers or steaks. Yes, sir.
"Earl Nightingale said many years ago that one hour per day of study in your chosen field was all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do."
China's Internet population has surpassed the United States to become the world's biggest, with 253 million people online.
"I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either."
—Bessie Delany, African-American Author and Civil Rights Pioneer
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