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But I just looked around … and he’s gone.

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 4th 2018 3:19 PM| by Tony Ludlow

My grandfather—my “Big Dad”—taught me things that would have equipped me for his world, his generation. But didn’t really help me much for the one I would be in. Much of what he taught me disappeared in polite society along him: • Hats worn with suits, • Walking on the outside, closest to the street, […]

We’re Up All Night to Get Lucky! — Tony Ludlow, 3/28/2018

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 28th 2018 10:19 AM| by Tony Ludlow

You probably don’t know Kathy Warren. You might know someone “named” Kathy Warren, because, according to Facebook, there are a ton of Kathy Warrens out there. But I’m pretty sure the one I’m talking about isn’t the one you might know. But I bet every one of you have heard the voice of Kathy Warren. […]

Zuuto Tomodachi — Tony Ludlow, 3/22/2018

Posted on Thursday, Mar. 22nd 2018 2:39 PM| by Tony Ludlow

You have to try hard to avoid seeing published articles—almost daily—explaining the far-reaching benefits of exercise. Benefits that go beyond the physical! Toward that end … APRIL IS BRING A FRIEND TO BOOT CAMP MONTH! In honor of my friend, Tom Farrar, who passed away at the tender age of 54. Tom was my accountant […]

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Posted on Thursday, Mar. 15th 2018 4:15 AM| by Tony Ludlow

Professor Stephen Hawking, PhD, has died at the age of 76. If you missed “A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes,” published in 1988, you might have been exposed to Dr. Hawking through his “appearances” on “The Simpsons” or “Futurama,” or his real appearances on “The Big Bang Theory.” And […]

Great Expectations — Tony Ludlow, 3/8/2018

Posted on Thursday, Mar. 8th 2018 12:44 PM| by Tony Ludlow

I loved school. But it didn’t always love me back. In the 8th grade I fell into a quagmire of academic quicksand. Algebra and English were conspiring against me. These two fraternal twins were dishing out misery and frustration of the worst kind and I hated them both. I was awful at Algebra and even […]

Order in the Wild West — blog post of Sgt. Tony Ludlow 3/1/2018

Posted on Friday, Mar. 2nd 2018 8:45 AM| by Tony Ludlow

The history of technology outpacing man’s ability to adapt to it successfully is full of mankind’s slow response. Humans seem to develop new technologies faster than we can understand them, accept them, and seamlessly, or usefully, absorb them and put them to their maximum use. The Luddites and Neo-Luddites just reject them out of hand. […]

Passion and Fire! — Sgt. Tony Ludlow’s blog post for 2/22/2018

Posted on Thursday, Feb. 22nd 2018 8:52 AM| by Tony Ludlow

I’m an Olympian. As many of you know. Well … not really … but sort of. I was at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway for the 2 weeks of the 1994 Games. (Translation: I was in Norway freezing my booty off!!) And at the Nagano Games in Japan in 1998. No, I wasn’t competing […]

Angels! — Sgt. Tony Ludlow’s blog post for 2/15/2018

Posted on Thursday, Feb. 15th 2018 1:48 PM| by Tony Ludlow

It’s a little misleading. The 1994 Winter Games were in Lillehammer, Norway, but really they were sort of all over a 75 mile radius of Lillehammer. Kind of like events at a “Memphis Olympics” being held in Dyersburg and Tupelo. The Korea Games haven’t been in PyeongChang only, but also at nearby mountains and other […]

A Disappearing Act! — Sgt. Tony Ludow’s blog post for 2/7/2018

Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 7th 2018 3:50 PM| by Tony Ludlow

It leaves little by little, almost imperceptibly, like the guys at the end of “Ocean’s 11” leaving the water fountain in front of the Bellagio Hotel. Fitness disappears. It slips away like the movements of a minute hand on a clock. You know the hand is moving, you just don’t see it. But in no […]

The Journey of a Thousand Miles — Sgt. Tony Ludlow’s post for 2/3/2018

Posted on Saturday, Feb. 3rd 2018 2:31 PM| by Tony Ludlow

“What’s on your bucket-list?” That’s a common question, isn’t it? Sometimes you see this question on an online dating profile. A buddy of mine, a fellow outdoorsman, said that he was hopeful when he read a lady’s profile and it said that she liked to camp. On their first, and only, date, he asked her […]

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