I was just listening to « We Didn’t Start the Fire » written and sung by Billy Joel. I am unabashadly a fan of Mr. Joel’s and I love listening to that song because, as a former History teacher, I know of every object or event about which is sung. « Space Monkey and Mafia » stand out in « Life » magazine’s photos of the early sixties and late fifties. « Ben Hur » was one of the most watched movies of my young life. Especially the chariot race. « Lawrence of Arabia » was another popular movie but, as a six year old, it did not compare to « Ben Hur ». Later, as I grew older, I appreciated it, but at that time I preferred the chaos of that chariot race to the actions of « Lawrence of Arabia ».
I now have a television show. It too is called « Peters’ Principles » and it is difficult to edit, which is something that I am learning slowly. Too slowly for the LTC, I am afraid. I need an editor, someone who knows how to edit shows. I have a couple of potential candidates, but no one is firm at this point-in-time.
Strangely enough, I have given up landscaping due to my heart pacemaker, but I am busy overseeing landscaping jobs. Today I have to go to Gallagher Square and pick up the litter that people love to throw on it. My only observation is that litter belongs in trash receptacles.
I went to Gallagher Square. It is a large island and I have to get it mulched. It is over-run by rose bushes, which are very pretty during the on season and large and bristly during the off season. I picked up a bag of trash, including a number of Walmart bags, which I found curious given how far away Walmart is from Gallagher Square. Anyway, it is my cross to bear, but I just hope that they change the sign soon, since it is not being maintained by Jim Peters’ Landscaping anymore.
I am having City Councilor Ed Kennedy for a guest on the show for the next two weeks. Then, I am hoping to have the Mayor, Rodney Eliot, on immediately after that. The show is on on Wednesdays at 7PM and on Mondays at 9:30AM. I am hoping this next one is a good one. I believe that it will be. Be patient with me on this. There is alot about television that I am just learning. Thanks to Cameramen Steve McCarron, and Tony Harrington, I have a great deal of background material.
For those of you who have not yet visited the Stations of the Cross Grotto at the Franco-American School, do it soon. No matter what your background or religious affiliation, it is a sight to behold. Each station is superbly detailed and the Crucifix is immense and awe-inspiring. There is also a great view of the canal from the stations. So it is nice to be a ‘tourist in your own town.’