This title could just as easily refer to my absence on this blog too. It's been for good reason. Just been hella busy with a visit to Des Moines that had me editing photos for three weeks straight. The whole trip had me re-evaluating all my different extra curricular activities. Thinking that maybe this blog was too much work and/or not focused enough? Still contemplating whether I will phase it out completely and replace it with a photography blog. We will see what happens in the next few weeks.
For now, it goes without saying that a lot has happened since I last posted here. A lot of passings that I didn't cover. One very big one recently, but we'll get to that on in a separate post Only because I have to vent a bit regarding a few things about that one. Meanwhile, here's a quick blurb on some others that I forgot to touch on...
Marcia Wallace actress from "The Bob Newhart Show", 70 - I guess she was also the voice of the character Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons"? Not a Simpson-head so had no clue. Definitely remember her from the Newhart show though.
Bud Adams, Tennessee Titans owner, 90 - He was one of the co-founders of the American Football League. My Chiefs came from the league. Therefore, Bud was alright with me.
Lou Schiemer, cartoon pioneer, 84 - dude gave us such classics as "Fat Albert", "He-Man", "Shazam" and several others that my generation grew up with. This cat helped make my Saturday mornings as a kid EPIC!
Bum Phillips, former NFL head coach, 90 - He helped put the Houston Oilers on the map then struggled with the Saints. He's from a long lost regime when head coaches actually stayed with a team more than just a couple of years.
Ed Lauter, character actor, 74 - Remember the crooked head security guard in the original "The Longest Yard"? Yeah, that was him. As well as several other memorable roles in joints such as "King Kong", "Real Genius" and "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise". Yep..I included that one.
Maxine Powell, sylist, 98 - She helped nurture the style of Motown legends like Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross before any of us (well...our parents) really knew how they were. If only some of the artists today had similar classy elders showing them what they should and shouldn't be doing.
Tom Clancy, author, 66 - Never read a single one of his books. But of course I saw the movies based on his work though. As someone who once had aspirations to be an author, I can definitely appreciate the greatness he left behind.
Ray Dolby, inventor, 80 - The last name alone should tell you what he was best known for. Definitely appreciate him enhancing my cinematic experience.
Tommy Morrison, former heavyweight champion, 44 - He was one of the last known heavyweights back when boxing's heavyweight division wasn't the joke it is now. Oh yeah...and he was in "Rocky V". We can't hold that against him though.
May all of you rest in peace.