I was a little torn as to what to call this edition of FTV. ‘Mountain Climbing’ is a little misleading because it sounds like it will be about Leslie West and his band called Mountain. That will be a topic for another day. I almost called it ‘Climb Every Mountain’ but that made me think […]
Having heard the Ontonagon High School school song enough times, I absolutely can not remember the school song from my days at Marquette Senior High. I do remember that it wasn’t just a converted college anthem reworked for our school but it had actually been written by my first high school band […]
E-Mail? Sure. It is pretty much a necessity in my main job and my side gig as the manager of WOAS-FM. Twitter? Nope. I don’t Twitter. As for (feel free to insert any social media outlet of your choice here), I don’t do that (or them) either. I do get sucked into watching […]
The fateful day that Ray (the Human Jukebox, guitar player, vocalist) called to tell me that he was mustering out of the Air Force hit me like a ton of bricks. He said that he would be heading back to his old stomping grounds in southern Illinois in early May so his last band jobs […]
Not the end of the world. This FTV will be about a band coming to the end of its run. I am sorry, if the title sounds a little too ‘apocalyptic’ sounding, but in some ways, the end of a band is a bit jarring. I was dumped twice by the same girlfriend in […]
Marquette’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea (A Marquette Mining Journal editorial) Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip , and possibly no UFOs – but that is fodder for another editorial. What we really wanted to see is if anyone intended on reading past the headline. In 2014, a […]
We were playing Euchre after dinner one evening when I told everyone my tale of the ‘giant sandhill crane’ that I briefly thought might carry me off like a pterodactyl swooping down on a hapless animal. It turned out to be an illusion caused by two birds flying side by side behind a spruce tree. […]
Near the end of our unusually mild February of 2016, our old NASA buddy Ralph emailed from southern Wisconsin that he and his daughter had seen some sandhill cranes. We went back and forth a bit on the topic of sandhill cranes and the conversation transported me back to my introduction to them back in […]
Thanks to our buddy Ralph Winrich for pointing out the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) entry about the transit of Mercury – May 9, 2016. Those of us without proper telescope filters say ‘thank you’ to those who do!
Join Dr. Bruce B as he unravels more mysteries of the cosmos . . . with a dash of humor!