Hopeful Walk Around Glen Meadow Park

Glen Meadow Park

I was at the park this evening with my two older boys and I took a walk around. There was a group practicing soccer. There was another group playing basketball. There was a third playing softball and yet and fourth practicing cricket. These groups were made up of young and old people. Black and white people. Males and females. The were all there… and it got me to thinking. This is the America I’m proud … Continue reading

Election Date – Exercise Your Right To Vote

Election 2014

Ran across this via email forward the other day and wanted to add it here to the blog. Hope everyone got out today and exercised their right to vote! While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is … Continue reading

Why America Isn’t The Greatest Country In The World

The Newsroom - HBO

The Newsroom is a political drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It stars Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who sets out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements”. The Newsroom concluded its second season on September 15, 2013. … Continue reading

Today We Should Absolutely Be Ashamed Of Our Government

America Closed

I posted this on Facebook earlier today.  406 isn’t a political blog and I never intend it to be.  Politics sucks.  But I wanted to re-post this here.  I’m hoping against hope, that I can look back in the not too distant future and see just how far we’ve come from the day I wrote this: I don’t care what side of the political aisle you sit on… Today we should absolutely be ashamed of … Continue reading

The Morning After – Observations On Election 2012

The Election 2012

406 is typically an apolitical site.  And even though this post is touching on the topic of politics, it’s not going to be a “political” post (at least that’s not my intent).  This isn’t about who won, who lost, who I voted for or who I didn’t.  This is just some observations I have the morning after President Obama got reelected as this great nation’s leader. Nearly 2 billion dollars were spent on the presidential … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Musings

Memorial Day

Today is the Tuesday after the long Memorial Day weekend.  For my money there’s nothing better than a long holiday weekend when the weather is nice.  Here’s a couple of observations from ol Chewie: People don’t recognize the importance of Memorial Day nearly often enough.  One day per year is not often enough to thank the men and women who’ve died defending this country.  Each and every time I see someone in uniform I attempt … Continue reading

A Movie That Did Not Disappoint – ‘Vantage Point’

Vantage Point

When I first saw this flick back in February of 08 I said that it very well may end up being the “best movie of the year” in my opinion.  Well it didn’t quite get there (as The Dark Knight definitely stole that show) but it was DAMN close in the end. This was an absolutely incredible movie!  A great way of telling the story with some great actors turning in outstanding performances.  While this … Continue reading