As I listen to Delilah each night on WIKY, I've begun to look at relationships as a spectator sport. With social media ever present, it's easier than ever -- and more fascinating than ever -- to see how people react to the calls and letters she receives.
The amazing story of the Chilean miners being brought to the surface one at a time from the mine they've been trapped in for 69 days has us riveted.
But it's also one of those stories that features a word that we've all pronounced one way and then suddenly are required to pronounce differently. In the miners' story, the country is Chile - forever pronounced "chilly" by the rest of us - but newscasters call it "chee-lay."
Last night as Jeff and I were riveted to the TV watching the first of the Chilean miners being rescued, I realized something. I realized how rare it is to watch "good" news on television. It's not just rare, it's darn near impossible.
I can't help but swell with pride as one by one, the miners trapped for two months are lifted out of the shaft in Chile. How many times have mine accidents ended in tragedy? Most people in this area have a relative, friend, schoolmate or neighbor personally tied to the coal industry. It's a blessing to have good news to contemplate.
So what would you like to see on the new WIKY web page? We're working on contests, more content and reasons to come back every day... but we want all your suggestions. Send them to email@example.com.
I think that the DVR has completely changed the way we watch television. I know it has in my house.
For instance, only a select few shows are what we call "DVR-Worthy." It's funny how my hubby Jeff and I each have our favorites....while I love me some "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries," Jeff's gotta watch his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "BBQ Pitmasters!"
I went to my sister's wedding this weekend. I had a really good time, but there is a rumor that a video of me dancing the Macarena is now somewhere on You Tube. Great!
At this year's Fall Festival, I got everything - a pronto pup, chicken and dumplings, pink eye. I got everything.
As I was shaking the man's hand, I said to myself, "Hey, he looks like he has pink eye." I am the master of observation.
My wife Lora and I have three kids and have had pink eye carried home from school a dozen times over the years but this is the first time I've caught it.
Joyful Noise will be coming in November! We will feature great, new Christian music, local church and community events and concerts coming to the area. Churches and businesses have the opportunity to get involved. Email Ben Smith for more information. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Flashback Weekends start every Friday at 3pm and continue all weekend long. Soon, you will be able to email and tweet requests into the studio. Stay tuned.