We had a great time this past Sunday in NYC at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant, talking to Kerel Cooper of www.ontheblack.com.
Check out his Met’s blog if you have a chance.
He took some time to interview us over some wings and brews. Make sure you turn up the volume… it was really loud at the restaurant, so it’s a little hard to hear. Fun interview though, and a great restaurant, in spite of the fact that I’m a huge Red Sox fan.
We just heard from our BLWB Wisconsin branch. Our boys Ben and Cory are headed to combat in Iraq right now. Wish them the best of luck and thank them tremendously for their service. God Bless you fellas.
Here’s a little article pertaining to wiffle overseas:
As published on thefatherlife.com…
The Crack of the Plastic
When you are embedded in a group of soldiers, you learn a lot about the American identity. This is particularly true if the soldiers are going to war. I listen to these young men and women trade friendly insults, curse in frustration, marvel cynically about instances devoid of common sense, and crack up after a stupid joke levels mounting stress and tension. After spending time with them, the civilian world takes on an entirely new hue. One begins to care intensely about current events, politics, and the shape and direction of foreign policy when watching them care for another as they progress toward palpable danger and the ultimate test. Irrationality and an entitlement attitude is rejected and jettisoned when survival is dependent on your actions and the actions of those around you.