Archive for July, 2009
Forty years ago my friends and I were complete engrossed in yet another baseball game in our front yard. It was a daily ritual that lasted from the moment the sun began peeking over the horizon and ended with the last player’s mom called from a far off porch telling us it was time for bed. There was very little that could disrupt our continuous ball game. But on a fateful day in mid-July 1969; all play stopped.
After nearly three years of using Movable Type as the engine for my personal blog I have decided to change direction. It is not that I disliked Movable Type or that I found it incapable of doing the job. It just seemed like whenever I needed to change something it took longer for me to do than it really should. Although I am a card-carrying geek that doesn’t mean I want to spend all of my time learning and relearning how to get something done.
Idaho Falls, Idaho is a small community nestled in the southeastern corner of the state. Small is a relative term; with a population of 50,730 it is the second largest city in the state yet it still feels like small town America. To most people this little town is but a dot on a road atlas or perhaps a passing sight on a GPS screen. To me; it is “my home town”. I was born here and more importantly I met the woman I’ll spend time and all eternity loving. I’m not here to write my life history, instead I wanted to bring awareness to an event that is staged in this area each year.