Inspiration for unlimited potential…
We’ve just gotten back from our trip to Chicago last night. I did post a few images of Millennium Park on Sunday morning, leading to inspire this post by Charles. Go on over and check it out, and even though most of the plans have been set and approved as the basis for moving forward, it is still a great exercise in getting people to say what they want. Don’t forget, we do have at least one additional large park coming on line in the hopefully not too distant future.
As promised in that Sunday post, look for a post comparing the Second City to the Magic City later this week. The similarities may surprise some that do not always think of Chicago as the city to view as the benchmark. Before I go on, I will clarify that last sentence. I always say that Birmingham needs to be Birmingham and not anybody else. The comparison piece is not meant to say that one is better than the other, but to hopefully point out just how good we already are. Stay tuned…
It’s National Night Out tonight!
Tonight is National Night Out. Local neighborhood associations are having cookouts and get togethers throughout the city and the metro region. It should be a great time to get out and meet your neighbors and community leaders if possible. If there’s not a party in your neighborhood or if you don’t know where one is, go ahead and call one. I’m still trying to play catch up at work, but I may check out the Central City event at Marconi Park.
This weekend’s posts
For those that haven’t read the posts from last week as of yet, here’s the list (including a post celebrating the blog’s 1st anniversary this past Friday).
- One year later: Just cruising along…
- Random Shots: Staying Cool in Chi-Town
- Neon in B’ham: A guiding light
Twilight of a Hall of Fame career now staged out west
For some of the newer readers of the Ramblings, I am a huge baseball fan, though I have not posted about the sport as frequently as I thought I was going to. I felt compelled to talk about the classy way that now former Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux was bid farewell after his final appear at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field on Saturday. We’ve written about Maddux before when talking about one of his former teammates. Both he and Sandberg are class acts and still give me hope for the future of the game. All of his fans hope that he has the opportunity to go to the postseaon at least one more time (this season if possible now that he’s with the Los Angeles Dodgers). I’ll try to update later with a story about that send off.
Some more changes
Some of you may have already figured out that I now own the domain name www.dresramblings.com, making it easier than ever to find this place in the blogosphere. I also started a silly attempt at setting up one of those CafePress stores. Click here to take a look at it. No, I’m not trying to become a greedy blogger, just one that has a cool ringer T-shirt available with their masthead on it.
Keep an eye out during the week for The Stand Against MS. Today I stumbled across one of their lemonade stands in front of the downtown YMCA. Click on the link to learn more about this worthwhile cause. Stop by and help an important cause.
Enjoy the evening,