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.’

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