“He is a just a kid, but he is going to be the great broadcaster,” I remember that is what Red said about him in 1958.
You were right, Red: The Greatest Sportscaster ever.
Ok, I am biased. I am from Southern California born in 1950. It was a slower time, a simpler time for us kids.
He has been a Sportscaster ALL MY LIFETIME, he has been my favorite Sportscaster ALL MY LIFE ever since I became aware of the outside world of sports. But EVERYBODY agrees with me. (They better).
“It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (afternoon/evening) to you, wherever you may be.”
In 1958 and onward that Golden Voice was heard by us in Southern California. Koufax, Wills, The Duke… Sutton, Garvey, Fernando, Hershiser…
There were few constants in the world.
She taught herself.
How to renovate homes and to use nearly every tool in her toolbelt.
‘A self-taught home rehabber and designer, Nicole Curtis is also a mom, a master of salvage picking and a spirited advocate for saving old houses and rebuilding communities. Resourceful, creative and always in motion, Nicole is hands-on with all of her projects and wouldn’t have it any other way. Her work reflects her passion for repurposing and creating amazing budget-minded designs. In Rehab Addict, her series that airs on DIY Network and HGTV, Nicole harnesses her experience with interior design, contracting and real estate to rebuild neighborhoods one house at a time in Detroit and Minneapolis.’
She does what she loves
She does what she does best.
She is a Rehab Addict.
She sure could.
“I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.”
“People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.”
“I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.”
And her friend Barbara Walters accused her of “Frankly, she did almost anything for a laugh” — but Joan would definitely disagree, for she said of herself “I will do Anything for a laugh.”
[June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014]
That’s not easy to do.Especially for the talented Performer Artisans.
For they are the happiest people in the world, but…
On the side of light: There are the highs, the higher highs, and the highest high.
On the side of dark: Then there are the lows, the lower lows, and the lowest of lows.
Creativity can be an addiction.
— Robin Williams
What happens when you feel that your creativity and grace disappeared, not to be found ever again? There is no faking(acting) a fix. No, the quick fix of drugs and alcohol can’t solve the problem, either.
The curtain rises on the scene
With someone shouting to be free
The play unfolds before my eyes
There stands the actor who is me.
The Word that Dr. Keirsey used for this is Latin (via French): ENNUI
Freedom just another word for,
nothing left to lose.
a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
||boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy, lassitude, languor, weariness, enervation;
malaise, dissatisfaction, melancholy, depression, world-weariness, Weltschmerz
“an ennui bred of long familiarity”
“Ennui” is how the Artisans become “depressed.” There are two kinds of “depression” (for two of the Temperaments) and they are quite different. Depression for the Guardian is painful and “red”: they are very sick and very tired: they are demobilized. The Artisan “ennui” is akin to boredom — they find themselves in grey and fog filled landscape, they are beguiled. To them, they feel in their gut, nothing exciting will ever happen again. It scares the Artisan…
Who is the tall, dark stranger there?
Maverick is his name
Riding the trail to who-knows-where
Luck is his companion
Gambling is his game
Wild as a wind in Oregon,
blowing up the canyon.
Easier to tame
River boat, ring your bell!
Fare thee well, Annabelle
Luck is the lady that he loves the best
Traveling ’round New Orleans,
living on jacks and queens
Maverick ïs the legend of the West
Yes, he was a natural.
He never did memorize the exact lines, but he was better than the writers, at what he said at the moment. In the moment.
He didn’t need to act as Maverick, he was an original Maverick. James Bumgarner, was a self-described “scrounger” for his army company in the Korean War.
The Natural Operator. It’s called Temperament.
NO, THAT’S NOT MICKEY MOUSE, he would come much later.
When he was fourteen months old, unknown to everyone, he crawled onstage wearing overalls and a little harmonica around his neck. He sneezed and his father, Joe Sr., grabbed him up, introducing him to the audience as Sonny Yule. He felt the spotlight on him and described it as his mother’s womb. From that moment on, the stage was his home.
He was a natural Performer, from the beginning.
He can make you cry or get you very angry.
He is tough.
He is exacting.
He is very smart.
He knows his business.
He knows people.
He knows value.
Bottom Line: He is good business.
He tells as he sees it.
He is very observant.
And he will get everybodies’ butt moving, whether they like it or not.
“I like you — Just the way you are.”
Yes Fred, you have got it. It’s called Temperament.
I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, your friend, or your colleague. If you will allow me any of my own wants, or emotions, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself, so that some day these ways of mine might not seem so wrong, and might finally appear to you as right — for me. To put up with me is the first step to understanding me. Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness. And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and, far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences. — David Keirsey [Different Drummers, Please Understand Me II]
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela
Fred Rogers would say it in some way, “I like you just the way your are” every day of the week on his children’s TV show.
“He was basically a very shy man. He wasn’t the sort of fellow who got up and made bold statements about what we should be doing for children’s television. He did it in his own way and did it very effectively.”
—Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood began airing in 1968 and ran for 895 episodes; the last set of new episodes was taped in December 2000 and began airing in August 2001. At its peak, in 1985, 8% of U.S households tuned into the show.
I was alone with him the bedroom; his mind was alert but his body was failing. He said, almost buoyantly, “I’m ready now.” I sat on the edge of the bed, and another silence fell over us. Then he said, “I wish I could cry. I wish I could cry.”
At first I took this as a comment on his condition, but I am forever thankful that I pushed on. “What do you want to cry about?” I said.
“For all the love I received and couldn’t return.”
I felt a chill of familiarity. There was another lengthy silence as we looked into each other’s eyes. At last he said, “You did everything I wanted to do.”
“I did it for you.” I said. Then we wept for the lost years. I was glad I didn’t say the more complicated truth. “I did it because of you.” [Editor’s emphasis]
You know Steve, actually, you are not exactly correct. It’s even more complicated. You did it because of your father — and you. It’s called Character and Temperament.
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