Short Notes – 10.11.13

Celine Dion

GLEE – Farewell to Finn Review

Friday’s Hero


QUESTION OF THE DAY….. IKEA, good value or good product?


Friday’s Hero – Len McWilliams, 10.11.13


As I get older I find that “just because” is as good a reason as any when it comes to doing something right.  I think today’s Friday’s Hero honoree has that same attitude…. ‘just because.”

Len McWilliams is headmaster at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, GA, he is retiring at the end of the school year.

Today, Friday, October 11th, Len McWilliams has cancelled school for his students and staff because of “great weather,” or as I like to think…. just because.

McWilliams states that for years he has cancelled school for bad weather, today he gives his students a reason to get out in nature and enjoy.  What’s better than that?  I believe at the end of the day, the students who attend Calvary Christian won’t remember the bad weather days, but will tell their children and grandchildren about the day Mr. McWilliams called off school for no other reason that great weather.

Thanks to Len McWilliams for the example of teaching awesome lessons learned in life, in great weather and just because, this week’s Friday’s Hero.




GA school cancels classes because of great weather

The Associated Press


The headmaster of a school in Columbus says he plans to cancel classes Friday because of great weather.

The off day at Calvary Christian School is the result of a commitment headmaster Len McWilliams said he made to find a positive reason to cancel classes before he retires at the end of the year.

McWilliams told the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus he’s canceled school because of bad weather for years, and thought he should eventually cancel classes because the weather is just too nice for students and staff to be cooped up all day.

“This is a once in a lifetime thing, I really don’t know of other places that have done that, but it was something the Lord put on my heart just to bless the families and the children and the teachers,” McWilliams told local television station WTVM. “I don’t know who’s the most excited about that, just to have that time to be together and to focus on doing something special with their families

The forecast for the Columbus area calls for sunny skies and a temperature of more than 80 degrees.

GLEE – Farewell

glee-farewell-to-finnLast night was the farewell episode to Finn on GLEE.  I thought it was good, wasn’t great but it did what it needed to do and probably couldn’t have been any better under the circumstances.  Last night wasn’t about being “good” it was about farewell.

All of the musical performances were exceptional with stand-outs being “Seasons of Love” by the entire cast; “Fire and Rain” by Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale and the emotional high-point “Make You Feel My Love” by Lea Michelle.

Some of the acting was a bit underwhelming, but if the rumors are true that most of the show was done in one-take, it is understandable.  The raw emotion these young actors put on the screen was beautiful and at times difficult to watch.

Parts of the story seemed out-of-place within the episode and some character decisions were odd, but overall I thought this episode worked for the actors and the viewer.

Ryan Murphy and crew did what they needed to do, they bid farewell to a key character without over simplifying or making a statement.  They sent their Quarterback off with dignity.

Life’s Playlist…. Call the Man by Celine Dion

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Life’s Playlist…. Call the Man by Celine Dion