Life’s Playlist…. The Last Song by Elton John

On this date in 1991, Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers due to his contracting the HIV Virus.

The HIV Virus which is a precursor to AIDS has taken too many of my friends.  I give thanks every day that I am healthy and that the virus never touched me in a personal way.

I have seen the horrors the virus takes on a life and during the 80’s and 90’s too many people suffered.  Thankfully for those affected today, the HIV Virus is no longer a death sentence but a disease that can be managed.

Magic Johnson is a testament to living with the virus and what medications do.

I remember my friends, those gone too soon.

 

Short Notes – 9.26.13

Reason 2,375,940 why I cannot wait for Jimmy Fallon to take over as host of  the Tonight Show!

Real Thing

Evelyn Lowery wife of Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Joseph Lowery died in Atlanta overnight.  I had the privilege of meeting and working with Mrs. Lowery in the mid- 90’s.  A project for AIDS Research, we served on the steering committee together, she was a vibrant, kind woman whose heart was in the right place.  The world was a better place with her in it.

Words

I heard such great things about NBC’s The Blacklist that I set my DVR to record the Pilot.  Last night I got around to watching.  WOW, within 10 minutes my DVR was set to record the entire season.  James Spader is awesome and the twists and turns pretty amazing!  This is the kind of television I love, suspenseful, intelligent, well acted and written, BRAVO to you NBC for a great new scripted show for the Fall season.

Speaking of awesome television, I am almost finished with Season 2 of Scandal on ABC, I should be caught up by the time Season 3 hits the airwaves.

How cool is 41?!?!?!?

Selig to retire.

Question of the Day – Will Condoleezza Rice be the next Commissioner of Baseball?

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Osage Farms, Rabun Gap, GA. 9-11-13