To say that I have been frustrated the last twenty-four hours would be understatement at best. At times I have been down right hostile and even, as Ben and I discussed the word last night, furious.
Okay, so we did the fundraiser to purchase a new computer for Podcast 99. The old one, the famed Groger-9000 was just on its last legs, with dead USB ports and locked into Windows 7 with no upgrade ability to handle the correct audio software we use. Mostly though, it had developed a nice 60Hz whine that comes through on recordings and makes them basically unlistenable. Thanks to the generosity of some donors and a White Knight investor, we were able to get a brand new machine that should last for years. Read the rest of this entry
And so at last the long awaited day is nearly here. Last June the latest round in this process began, and now, the knee replacement surgery is three days and a wake up from happening.
Back in 2008, just days after the debut of Afternoons Live, an event happened that effected Dave deeply. A good friend passed away quite suddenly and completely unexpectedly. Then, just a few months later, he learned that one of his High School friends with whom he had not spoken in many, many years had died some time before.
From those events came elements of the show which have remained to this day. First, a small salute to the high school friend; then a reminder to each and everyone of us, that time is limited and we simply do not know what the next moments hold. Never was this more clearly driven home again than in the passing of Dave’s Uncle last month. Family members including Dave, were left to consider their final conversations with the man. Some of those conversations were left in a bad place. Now, they cannot be changed.
Somehow that becomes even more relevant when one is filling out an advanced directive prior to surgery, as Dave did yesterday.
For the next 8-10 weeks Dave is going to take time away from the podcast. The original thought was that he would still be able to do it, but the truth is that requires a great deal of sitting. That is the one thing he will not be able to do a lot of during the recovery. So while there will no regular podcasts until June, there will be occasional short ones and plenty of updates, commentary and sharing about events, news and what’s happening on the Facebook Page. If you’re not already a fan, head on over and become one. Updates will also happen on Twitter and here on the website, but most of them will be on Facebook, just because it’s the easiest way to do things. The Text Machine will still be on for texts and Voice Mails (565-DAVE) and of course you can always eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So for the next couple of months, hang tight, Dave will be back full steam in just a few weeks. In the meanwhile enjoy the moments and the updates. Most of all, tell the people that you care about that you love them and that you would miss them if they were gone. You don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow and you don’t want to have any regrets.
Did you know that there was another “mass shooting” yesterday? This one on the streets of America’s premiere city. Why haven’t you heard about it? Why hasn’t the President pounded his podium and complained about being angry? Why hasn’t Hillary proclaimed that she will forever end such violence? Why haven’t Liberal Congressmen accused “gun nuts” of committing another mass shooting? The answer is simple: because this mass shooting – which WILL be counted as such in the stats – doesn’t fit the political agenda and it proves the one thing about “gun control” that liberals can’t hide.
You know that the “meeting” between Kim Davis and the Pope was played up by her lawyer into something that it was not. But did you know why and how many times he’s done this before? I really don’t care what your political position is on a given issue, but if you are going to invoke G-d as the reason for your position, you’d better be 100% honest. Otherwise, you’re no different than the guy predicting that the Earth will be destroyed today.