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Welcome To Case's Column

Since this will be my first venture into the mysterious world of blogging, let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings "Case's Column". I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, I'll set aside a place here for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Here you are. My very first blog page. Come on in and share in the experience. I'm interested in seeing where this is all going. And thanks in advance for dropping by!




When Lightning Strikes, There's Reason For Alarm

Posted 05-17-2015 at 02:13 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Nothing like the wild, wacky world of work to go back to on a Sunday. That's especially true in the event of a thunderstorm, and the fact that, upon my arrival, the building's fire alarm was going off!

Now, why, pray tell, did that go on? Turns out that the building was hit by lightning during the night of the thunderstorm and it fritzed out the alarm system. The thing was just going off every hour for a few hours and it took one of the managers to try...
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Scattershooting Yet Again / Two Kings Gone From The Music World

Posted 05-15-2015 at 11:20 AM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Here we go again on City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive, and we are gathering together for more Scattershooting on Case's Column. Lots of goings-on in this world, and you'll hear about just a smidgen of it all right here, because Case has only so much space....


The music world is ever poorer today. It happens every time a singer, musician, or songwriter dies. This week, we have lost two artists whose last name just happens to...
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And That's The Way It Is? Probably Not Now

Posted 05-15-2015 at 08:05 AM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 05-16-2015 at 05:08 AM by case44

If you are as advanced in years as I am, then you may remember a fellow by the name of Walter Cronkite, native Missourian-turned-fellow Texan who once anchored The CBS Evening News for about eighteen years. He's television's most famous news anchor, and every newscast he did would conclude with these words: "And that's the way it is, (day, date, and year here). This is Walter Cronkite, CBS News. Good night."

Ahhhh, the good old days.

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So Much For Sabbaticals -- City-Data Just Too Addictive

Posted 05-14-2015 at 03:44 AM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Once upon a February 1, this writer was taking a sabbatical from posting on this wonderful website. I had been just burned out and was tired and needed time off to refresh and regroup. You know, when you post here, sometimes, you just can't stop. In the case of said sabbatical, it had been something that I needed to do. I tested myself to see how long such an endeavor would really last.

Apparently, not very long.

Gradually, I posted once...
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Mission Control, The (Eagle) Cardinal Has Landed....

Posted 05-10-2015 at 02:40 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Okay, I didn't take off into space, but instead, something beautiful came out of the sky and landed on my car. That's right; it happened right in front of me at the cusp of the windshield right on top of one of the wipers. This was right as I was starting my car and leaving work for the day.

It was a little cardinal. A redbird, if you will. Just a beautiful little creature taking a respite from flying and spending his break on my windshield. It was all...
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