Surveyor of the Passing Scene


Favorite Quotes

I smile because they are my children; I laugh because there is nothing they can do about it.

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From The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Death is speaking to the reader about war: "I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They’re running at me."

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Welcome To My World

Here you will find links to things to do in my hometown, Louisville, KY, the Rusty Diaries, photos from our vacations, links to the web sites of friends and family, and links to sites of interest to me.

11/12/16—updated reading list 

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Shop locally year round. Click here to see some of my favorite local retailers.


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Check out my homage to the December Gift Giving Season

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In 1981, Sherry and I adopted our son, Keith. He was just shy of 9 yrs. old when he came to live with us. He was a WLKY Wednesday's child. Although we didn't see him on Wednesday's child, Liz Everman followed Keith's and our progress over the years.

Liz did a follow up piece with Keith after he came to live with us. Then when he was around 16 we all appeared on a Wednesday's Child Adoptathon. We appeared on a 2nd adoptathon a few years later.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving Liz brought a photographer to our house and spent two hours interviewing us and Keith and his family (they were in town for Thanksgiving).

This past Monday, Sherry and I appeared on the 35 anniversary Adoptathon. I TIVOed the one hour broadcast and then edited out everything except the segment in which we appeared. 

I put it here for your amusement and enjoyment. Thanks Liz and WLKY. 

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WKRP in Cincinnati

One of the funniest shows ever on TV

Here I am as Elvis Presley. I attended my cousin Rachel's wedding in Las Vegas and dressed as Elvis for the rehearsal dinner. The woman is not Priscilla Presley but Audra Coulter Cona, a friend of Rachels and also a guest at the wedding.(photo by Steve Cona)

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