1. Meeting a brother I had not met before.
2. Encountering this, purchasing a video cam to do the interviews and booking two WWII vets for interviews.
3. Silently celebrating the retirement of a classmate - Peter Ruscoe and wishing him the best.
Attending the 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and seeing Tony Gwynn take his rightful spot in the Hall. The ceremony was attended by more than double the amount of people that little town in New York gets every summer but the trip, meeting so many people, experiencing first hand such an amazing event was pretty memorable. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Also, getting to Las Vegas for the first time was memorable. I love the "stay up all night" attitude there but I'm not much of a gambler. I think I prefer NYC energy to Vegas energy. Vegas was too much stimulation all at once.
And finally my quick trip to NYC at Thanksgiving time to watch one of my favorite College Basketball teams play live for the first time, in Madison Square Garden. I hadn't been at the Garden since the '80s when I saw Pitino's Knicks crush Bird, Johnson, Ainge, Parrish and McHale by 30 points. That was fun. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I miss those Knicks!
Wonder what kind of travelling is in store for 2008?
Forgot one big moment for me - visiting with a college professor who I hadn't seen in 23yrs. He is a former CIA Intelligence officer who fought in the Vietnam War among other things and currently working on his 43 book about military history. His influence on me and my career is immeasurable and I was happy to not only tell him but prove to him what that influence has done. That was an afternoon I won't forget soon. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Going out of your comfort zone requires failure. True genius is measured by your recovery.
A local furniture company, Jordan's furniture, had a special that if you bought something at their store (mostly big items like sofas and dining tables and such) in spring that it would be free if the Red Sox won the series this year. When they pulled it off then it became the "free" sofa.
This was really the only year I ever followed sports.
Nothing learns better than experience.
"So as I struggle with this issue I am confronted with the reality that noting is perfect."