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|May 17th, 2006|
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|May 29th, 2006|
The following is a reprint from last year's veteran's day:
I don't typically get too political on this website at all.
And I really like it that way - politics is everywhere, and this site is dedicated to fun.
Still, I couldn't do what I do, were it not for the freedoms and liberties bestowed upon us because of the selfless sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our military, past and present.
And whether I personally agree with each and every mission on which our service people are sent is not the point: fact is, they don't get to choose.
We are far from being a perfect country; we don't have perfect policies, we don't always get things right, and we certainly don't always behave perfectly. But we are truly blessed to be free to partake in the shaping of our own policies, free to make our own mistakes and to try, try again, and free to behave how we see fit, within reason, without fear of reproach from our government.
I, for one, am a grateful citizen. And so I thank those who are serving and who have served our country. Some say, if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. I say, if you're just outraged, you're part of the problem. Use your freedoms to have a positive effect on the world.
|May 24th, 2006|
Will Joe's balloons appear on national tv in a coupla weeks?
There is definitely a rumor floating around that some of Mishkin's balloon art might soon become famous.
Apparently, while Joe was entertaining during the recent UFO Fest in Mcminnville, Oregon, a nearby filmcrew was busy capturing some ufo zaniness - hopefully including balloon hats - for a segment on an upcoming episode of ABC's the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
The segment purportedly will air in 2 or 3 weeks; needless to say, if this materializes, we'll keep you posted. In the meanwhile, please enjoy this picture of Marta, her son and "Aunt Chippy" from the show (photo courtesy of Marta).
|May 14th, 2006|
To all you moms out there:
We love you --
Happy Mother's Day!
Thanks for everything you do!
|May 9th, 2006|
New Website Banner!
I just wanted to take a moment to make mention of the cool banner
we're using nowadays... it's the handiwork of Kristin - a huge part of my
web design team known of by their ironic moniker as, Corporate Big.
Indeed, if you are in need of a powerful & easy to manage website,
the folks at Corporate Big come with my highest recommendation -
they built all of my web tools (newsletter, calendar, journal, etc.)
and I simply could not be happier with all of it! Thanks again, you guys!
|May 5th, 2006|
Cinco de Mayo: in FULL swing!
Some of you already know that Cinco de Mayo is the traditional start to Joe's busy season (what - did you think I was going to say it's traditionally "Mexican Independence Day"?! ) and this time around is no different!|
If you've yet to bring your kids to Waterfront Park to experience Cinco, then you really don't know what you're missing. There are always a lot of high-quality and often free goodies floating around, as well as a nice taste of Mexicana, from the abundant musicians, dancers, artists & other performers to - yep - all the great food and rides... although I'm not quite sure I'd mix those two...
There you have it - just two more days left, then it's going to be another whole year before we get such a grande fiesta in our own back yards again - so come and share in the fun! Maybe I'll bring my camera with me on Sunday and get some good pics for the gallery...
|May 2nd, 2006|
New Mayday pics are up!
It's been a few months since we posted a new picture in the "Joe & Clark Gallery" and we wanted to let you know that there are a couple of new good ones up now from the Mayday celebration yesterday at The Kennedy School.
The Joe & Clark Gallery