Saturday 10am - 3pm
I'm originally from Panama City, Florida... but my family moved to Mobile when I was seven. I graduated from Murphy High School in 1983 and ended up working and going to college in Oklahoma, Texas and again in Panama City... then I finally made it back to Mobile in 1990. I'm married to the most amazing woman I've ever known, Lisa! I'm a father of six wonderful children... Alana (25), Cecily (25), Jenna (20), David (19), William (17), and Kayleigh (14). Alana lives in New Hampshire with her sons Mikey and twins Eddie and Chris... yes, I'm a grampa, and I love it! Cecily has two children, so I have two new grandkids: Caleb (8) and Carlie (1). I am truly blessed beyond measure!
I came to work at KSJ in October of 1999. I really enjoy what I'm doing... and I plan on staying here as long as I can!
Favorite Female Country Singers: Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba
Favorite Male Country Singers: Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Toby Keith
Favorite Country Groups: Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Lady Antebellum
Favorite TV Shows: The Walking Dead, The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Seinfeld, Monk, Psych, Star Trek TOS, Space:1999, Miami Vice
Favorite Movies: Blade Runner, Minority Report, The Island, 2001: A Space Odyssey
To Sum It Up: I consider myself a very blessed man... as a husband, father (and grandpa), and being a part of 95KSJ. I promise to always give you my best, and to always be myself!
Buying a smartphone is a huge commitment. I know, you're probably thinking about the 2 year contract you have to sign (or renew) with your wireless carrier... but no, this is something completely different. And it makes a whole lot of sense to me.
One mom, Jannel Hofmann, bought her 13-year old son Gregory an iPhone for Christmas, and wrote the following letter / contract to accompany his gift:
Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. You are a good & responsible 13 year old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.
I love you madly & look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.
1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?
2. I will always know the password.
3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad”. Not ever.
4. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30pm every school night & every weekend night at 9:00pm. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30am. If you would not make a call to someone’s land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.
5. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It’s a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.
6. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.
7. Do not use this technology to lie, fool, or deceive another human being. Do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. Be a good friend first or stay the hell out of the crossfire.
8. Do not text, email, or say anything through this device you would not say in person.
9. Do not text, email, or say anything to someone that you would not say out loud with their parents in the room. Censor yourself.
10. No porn. Search the web for information you would openly share with me. If you have a question about anything, ask a person – preferably me or your father.
11. Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public. Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.
12. Do not send or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else’s private parts. Don’t laugh. Someday you will be tempted to do this despite your high intelligence. It is risky and could ruin your teenage/college/adult life. It is always a bad idea. Cyberspace is vast and more powerful than you. And it is hard to make anything of this magnitude disappear – including a bad reputation.
13. Don’t take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity.
14. Leave your phone home sometimes and feel safe and secure in that decision. It is not alive or an extension of you. Learn to live without it. Be bigger and more powerful than FOMO – fear of missing out.
15. Download music that is new or classic or different than the millions of your peers that listen to the same exact stuff. Your generation has access to music like never before in history. Take advantage of that gift. Expand your horizons.
16. Play a game with words or puzzles or brain teasers every now and then.
17. Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you. Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without googling.
18. You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You & I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.
It is my hope that you can agree to these terms. Most of the lessons listed here do not just apply to the iPhone, but to life. You are growing up in a fast and ever changing world. It is exciting and enticing. Keep it simple every chance you get. Trust your powerful mind and giant heart above any machine. I love you. I hope you enjoy your awesome new iPhone. Merry Christmas!
(courtesy of zagg.com/community/blog)
For some, it's three to four hours. For you, it's three minutes. That's all you need to be in solid physical shape, according to researchers. They say 30-second bursts of intense exercise delivers the same results as hours in the gym. The results are being called "ground breaking" and will lead to conventional medical textbooks on exercise being torn up.
So why do short bursts of energy do just as much as long a long exercise session? Scientists aren't exactly sure, but they think it may have something to do with the ravenous appetite that is built up during many hours in the gym. The same appetite is not as demanding after a short burst workout.
Here's how it works:
Star Trek: Into Darkness... May 17th, 2013. I have to buy a new calendar so I can mark that date, because I will be there!
On Thursday, America stopped to give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings we've received over the past year.
Later that night, "Black Friday" began... and the greed returned. This video was made at a store in Georgia, but it really could have been anywhere.
Come on, people. It's a pre-paid Android phone.
After all this time, it feels so good to hear a new Faith Hill song on 95KSJ... it helps that it's actually a great song! Here's the official lyric video... enjoy!
I'll be the first to admit I am not a "cat person". I'm allergic to them, so any other reasons would be purely academic.
That said, this video is pretty darned cute. Enjoy!
Yes, it's been way too long, but I'm back on 95KSJ weeknights from 7 to midnight! This seems very familiar, and it should; I was here in this very spot, spending weeknights with you from 2003 until 2010. I can promise you one thing: I will never, ever take being here for granted (not that I ever would, but being away has a way of making you truly appreciate every aspect of being where I am now).
I'm thrilled to be here, and I hope to hear from you! We can connect via facebook... the link to my page is to your left. It feels great to be home!