I woke up today listening to “Morning Edition” on NPR. The feature story was about a friend of Fishwreck and me who we went to college with. What has he been doing since college while we were striving to learn where all the secret levels were on Super Mario? Apparently going to Yale law School, Oxford for graduate work and getting elected mayor of Newark, NJ. Now, as a staunch champion for the rights of the underprivileged, he is serving as mayor while still voluntarily living in a public housing project, despite death threats from gang-member “neighbors” and no hot water. He admits to being a “trekkie sci-fi nerd,” [hence his friendship with Fishwreck 8^)] but he had to recently sell his TV to concentrate more on running the city.
I guess my once-a-week bus ride kinda pales in comparison to what Cory Booker is doing for society. Go here to hear about him. What a stud!
On a lighter note, here’s a fun music video produced by my good friend Roger Nichols. RUABelle and I have known Roger for years since he was the creative force behind one of our favorite dearly departed Nashville bands, Dreaming in English. Check out his newest project with MixMasterMandy as she professes her love for a certain toupee-wearing, ex-Bozo, semi-retired Today Show weatherman.