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BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale Of 9/11 Resilience.

America and Americans at their finest.

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan.

“I have one theory in life: I never want to say the words ‘I should have.’ If I do and I fail, I tried. If I do it and I succeed, better for me.”

– Vincent Ardolino
Captain, Amberjack V

How To Deal With Pesky Trespassing Kids.

Every night I would get an alert from my driveway security camera, and at first I was a bit annoyed, but then I found myself looking forward to the evening alert. And then inspiration struck, in the form of my wife giving me this great idea. What transpired has turned into the best part of an otherwise dreary pandemic summer.

This video almost brought tears to our eyes.

In the age of “Karens,” and “Darrens,” and division amongst everyone it seems, this guy and his wife went a different route.

Looking Back At A United Country.

We had forgotten about this and the time when as a country, we were united.

We didn’t always agree, but we loved America and wouldn’t let anyone – foreign nations or internal dissent – ruin America.

We miss those days.

President Bush’s Opening Pitch at Yankee Stadium After 9-11

P.S. Make sure you have voted!

What Should Be.

Devonte Cafferkey, 13, Sammy Farah, 14, and Shawn Young, 12

Remember way back when in July of 2017 when five Cocoa teens stood by and watched a disabled man drown in a pond? The incident raised lots of eyebrows as the teens mocked the man before he slipped under the water to never surface again. No charges were ever filed and although some people wanted new laws to be made that would force people to help others, that didn’t happen either. (Frankly, it shouldn’t.)

In 2018 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire which is near London, England three teens came upon a situation where instead of laughing and mocking, they took action.

Three boys were coming home from school when they found themselves in the middle of a harrowing situation.

A deeply troubled man was sitting on the edge of an overpass with a rope around his neck about to take his own life.

Which Door Will The Ball Hit?

It’s Sunday, so take a day off from politics, pandemics, and storms and figure out the puzzles in this Rube-Goldberg-eqsque challenge of “Which Door Will the Ball Hit?”

I Wanna Be Rich.

Something to think about…..


Now I was born with the nature of a driven man
If I could dream it I could reach it, gotta thank my Dad
And when the odds are against, step up and knock it to the fence
Push away all the doubt that is coming at ya
Who could blame me
For trying to reach your stars
And who could blame me
For trying to top those charts
I’ve always heard dead presidents can’t buy love
And all the riches of the world ain’t ever gonna be enough

Buffalo Roses.

Antonio Gwynn, Jr and Matt Block Courtesy Matt Block

The other day we wrote about the protests and the actions of police and protestors in Buffalo.

We were trying to point out how someone has to break the cycle and come together and yet listen to each other.

One person who gets that message is Antonio Gwynn, Jr. of Buffalo, NY.

University of Florida Football Coach Arrested.

The head football coach of the University of Florida Gators was arrested after causing an international incident. He was released and told to leave the foreign country in which he was playing and to take his team with him.

If you haven’t heard of this incident, it is because it happened a few years ago. (Quite a few if we are being honest.)

According to

In 1912, Florida was in Havana, Cuba, playing a two-game series that included games against Vedado Tennis Club and then against the Cuban Athletic Club of Havana, a setup now known as the Bacardi Bowl. The Gators won the first game, which took place on Christmas Day.

The second came on Dec. 28 and was much more contentious than the first. Florida coach George E. Pyle allegedly spent most of the first quarter arguing with officials over holding penalties and the officials’ failure to fully enforce penalties against the Cuban Athletic Club. Pyle eventually refused to continue after he learned that the referee was a former coach of the Cuban Athletic Club.

As a result, Cuban authorities arrested Pyle at the game for “forbidding the suspension of a game for which gate money has been charged.” A judge ordered Pyle to take his team out of town “before he put them all in jail.”

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