My friend the late Hilton Yow and I talked often, mostly about sports, his beloved daughters, his areally bad hip, a and religion. Hilton was a strong aborn again.a My dad was a Southern Baptist Minister. Hilton got my attention on TV. While channel-hopping, I spied him, next in line to be ahealed.a The would-be ahealera called Hilton up. He put it like this: aCome on up, sir, and tell us what is wrong.a Iam thinking ahipa all the way. But just as Hilton started to speak, the healer admonished my friend, aNo, donat say anything. Iall tell you where it is!a My initial thought was that that was a little risky, even for a healer. Without a word from Hilton, the reverend began to trace with his forefinger parts of Hiltonas lower face, his neck, and his upper shoulders. He looked confidently at Hilton and suggested, aIam getting it, arenat I?a Hilton looked chagrined yet still hopeful, adding this, his only comment: aWell, no. But go ahead and get all of it while you are in there!a My first attempt at writing a book (Play Is Where Life Is ) included a variation of this true story. But I didnat get it aall.a Allathis time includes parts of Play Is Where Life Is that bear repeating. And large portions of a blog (www.tomparham.wordpress.com), which has nearly one hundred articles on a variety of subjects. With the help of Johnnie aBoneheada Dennis, I produced Nearly Fifty in 2013. A coffee-tableastyled book, I tried to portray almost fifty years of friendship among a group of buddies who held the first of these gatherings with a aSuper Bowl party, a the first Super Bowl. We havenat missed a year, Classic Americana and friendship. Included is a ahistorya in text and photos. I have to apologize for the blog guide. I tried to set it up myself, and that didnat work too well. The best I can offer is that all of the articles can eventually be found on the blog. In this book, I put the blog articles used in the text in the text order they are used. Additional blog articles that seemed appropriate for this book then appear as a group at the end of the text. That confuses even the author. Now to piss you off. There are two parts (A and B) that are new. Part A deals with aserious stuff, a while Part B is much lighter and hopefully afun stuff.a The old coach in me couldn't resist several new tennis thoughts. As well as considerable classic information some may not have seen. Getting it all is tough work. Some are serious as a heart attack. Some are trivial. No one will get it all. Or like it all, but ayou may not like all my music, but stay with me. Iall find youa (Ray Charles).This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Will you be dead in 50 years? I will. Should we even care about Jared Diamonda#39;s prediction? Tom Shadyac is a film maker: ACE VENTURA, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, otheranbsp;...
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