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Saturday, February 04, 2006

I was driving to the store the other day

and on the way there, I looked at where the old store had been, and it was gone. Funny how a very small town can become a suburb of two major cities. I miss those days, but what lies ahead is also exciting.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It is long past time for this to be addressed

I wonder how Mayor Brewer will respond.


Lebanon City Council approved an update to the city’s temporary sign ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.

Last year, some residents complained to council members that the existing ordinance was being flouted during election seasons, and Mark Yurick, city attorney, expressed some concerns that the law was unconstitutional.

The city had individual rules for political signs, which could only be displayed 30 days before an election.




Excitement

And what is new and exciting today?

Excitement

And what is new and exciting today?

Monday, January 30, 2006

A message to the youngsters.

I don't know if I have some younger fans, but if you are young, listen to me right now. Stop smoking that marijuana, and look for a job.

Happy Birthday, Mozart

January 27th was Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart's 250th birthday. And I thought I was old. But I am old enough, in fact, to remember Mozart's 200th birthday, and it is a day that I remember quite well. Today, the common man on the streets may not know what day Mozart's birthday is, or even perhaps who Mozart is. It's a shame, because 50 years ago, it was completely different.

On Mozart's 200th birthday, my friends and I were excited, and we were going to celebrate. It was a big deal; it was marked on all the calendars, and on the radio, most of the music you could listen to was Mozart. I had recently bought a new car, and my friends and I put on our best clothing and prepared for the drive to the City: Cincinnati.

We went to a few pubs, and everywhere we went, I recall, Mozart was on the phonograph. The people who were not dancing were discussing his music. "What do you think of symphony number 20," or "Is not 'Leck mir den Arsch fein recht schon sauber'" Mr. Mozart's finest aria?" This was the kind of discussion which I recall hearing on that day.

After we had visited two or three pubs, I recall that we came to a dance hall which was filled with some of the most beautiful ladies I had seen. There was one girl, Mary Beth, who I think is probably the most beautiful girl I have ever met in my life. She had dark brown hair and striking blue eyes, soft skin, and poutry lips. She started talking to me about some symphony, but then I confess, that my thoughts were no longer so much on Mozart. Soon I held her in my arms, and we were dancing. I was in paradise.

But after we had danced for a couple of hours, a curious thing happened. Mary Beth grabbed me, pulled me into a corner, and said "let's get down to business." When she said that, I was shocked. I had of course never tried it myself, but I had read about the scourge that was blighting our cities, turning our bright young people into craven hedonists. I had seen the film Reefer Madness, which gave a scientific view of the effects of this hideous substance on our youth.

When Mary Beth pulled me into the corner and said "let's get down to business," I knew that she was talking about the marijuana business, and I was having none of that. "No," I yelled at her, grabbed my friends, and we left that dance hall, and its insidious secrets, and headed back to the tranquil safety of Lebanon.

Why do we not as a society, spend the same amount of time enjoying the pleasure of Mozart today? Have we forgotten the joy of Mozart? I certainly hope not.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

History

During the administration of President George Washington, the pioneers began to come to Lebanon. In the early 1800s, Broadway and Main Streets were laid out. There was a bawdy-house on Broadway, and because of high amount of traffic, the street was ordered to be "six poles wide," so that a stage-coach with six horses, or sometimes, four horses and two mules, could turn in front of it. The first settler to Lebanon was in fact Ichabod Corwin, a distiller who hastily left Kentucky when there was some confusion over whiskey taxes due the territorial government.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Life

Let's learn from each other, about each other, I will learn about me and you will learn about you. Let's learn from our mistakes. I have made many mistakes, how about you? Let's enjoy today, and look forward to tomorrow. Let's appreciate each other. You are beautiful. Lebanon is beautiful. Life is beautiful.

Life

Let's learn from each other, about each other, I will learn about me and you will learn about you. Let's learn from our mistakes. I have made many mistakes, how about you? Let's enjoy today, and look forward to tomorrow. Let's appreciate each other. You are beautiful. Lebanon is beautiful. Life is beautiful.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Welcome

Welcome to the blog. Life is a story. And my story is a long one. I grew up on a small farm here in Lebanon. I served my country. I have read the stories of many other men. The history of our great land. And the history of our great city. I was thinking the other day. I was watching the TV, and heard something about "blogs." I started reading about them, and I thought, wouldn't it be nice if I could share my story with millions of people?

So here I am and here you are. I will try to tell you a little bit about what I know about the past, my past, and our past, and I will talk to you about the goings-on in my life and the exciting things that are happening in Lebanon. And if you like, you can comment, or tell me about your life. Welcome again!


Markus


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hello.

Hello, and welcome to my new blog. Blogs are the way of the future, and this is exciting!

Hello.

Hello, and welcome to my new blog. Blogs are the way of the future, and this is exciting!