Life’s Playlist….. We Are the Champions by Queen

On this date in 1984, the United States Men’s Gymnastics team climbed to the top of the mountaintop by winning the Olympic Team Gold Medal.

The Olympics which were held in Los Angeles, were boycotted by the Soviet Union in retaliation for the US boycott of 1980.

The United States team became instant celebrities.  The team consisted of Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Mitch Gaylord, James Hartung, Scott Johnson and Peter Vidmar.

In the spring following the Olympics, I attended a Public Relations Student Society of America conference in Detroit along with a group of my fellow students from Georgia Southern.

At the conference, Bart Conner was our Keynote Speaker, he was gracious and kind; his words were inspiring.

The victory by the 1984 Men’s Team, placed a new spotlight on men’s gymnastic in the US and their legacy continues today through their work in coaching and commentary.


Time Out..

My friend Susy is visiting for a few days so I am going to take a few days off too.

See you Monday.

Life’s Playlist….. Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland

Life’s Playlist…. Keep Your Hands to Yourself by The Georgia Satellites

On this date in in 1991 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) was arrested for “keeping his hands to himself” in an adult movie theater in Florida.

What better song for today?  IJS









Life’s Playlist…. Southern Cross by Crosby Stills and Nash

On this date in 1969 Crosby, Stills and Nash had their first public performance.

With a career filled with hits, this band epitomizes the sound of the 70’s.  Smooth harmonies and soaring melodies.

Their history is filled with torment but their songs continue to inspire.

Southern Cross was released in 1982, as a free-spirited teen this song was one of my favorites.

The band seemed to never have gotten the respect they deserve,  their playlist is filled with the sounds of a generation, my generation!