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[ROTI] alcoholic drinks of preference (or none)1
Eugene Beil kiwimate@msn.com [Rotarians]
To Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Oct 3 at 2:40 AM
We used to want our thread heading to clearly identify the subject of the banter so disinterested folks could easily delete. I have changed the subject header.

Switching from liquor to beer, I prefer dark beers or ales. I do not like wheat bears. The only Anheiser-Bush product I feel is fit to drink is Amberbock. I would almost rather not drink, than have lite beers (Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Bud Lite, etc).

Gene

Eugene L. Beil, Esq.
Centennial PDG 6950;
Rotary Club of Hudson, FL
Treasurer Rotarians On The Internet Fellowship

To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
From: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:26:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Gene,

I am in 110% agreement.

If you do not scotch and do not try to convert me, you have two choices, talk about Bourbon (SE USA wiskey) or use the delete key.

I like knowing that there are five regions that make scotch under the legal definition of scotch and all have their own distinctive taste.

Say, should we talk about the new rage of craft beer??? I had a cinnamon beer tonight. There should be a law against brewing something that bad!

Have we ever discussed Ron Rico Purple Label – almost as strong as EverClear.

Steve

—–Original Message—–
From: “Eugene Beil kiwimate@msn.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 9:13 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Lets not fight. The neat thing about ROTI is that you do not need to participate in every thread.

Gene Beil

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 2, 2014, at 9:00 PM, Steve Sokol ssokol@ix.netcom.com [Rotarians] wrote:

Let me get this straight: I is wrong to compare tastes in adult beverage. No one proposed drinking to excess or such. Would seem like an attack on individuals.

This is the same group that found trying to hold down evangelism was okay and should not be censored

How do you spell hypocrite.

S

Does this mean back to a dead list???

—–Original Message—–
From: “Jon Deisher jondeisher@yahoo.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 2:43 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Hello Folks,

I’m all for light-hearted sharing of the enjoyments of life. However, there are among us those who are not enamored of the virtues of fermentation or the products of distillery. It’s perfectly acceptable, and personally preferable, to promote and enhance fellowship in the absence of ETOH. I suppose a nip here and there, a glass of wine with dinner, or an after-the-event aperitif, is tolerable even enjoyable: on occasion I enjoy such things myself. But Rotarians into their cups and all that that implies, during the course of conversation or stabbing at a keyboard, is no more attractive to me than anyone else who over-indulges. I don’t believe that alcohol genuinely enhances fellowship, creates friendships, solves problems, or promotes international understanding and world peace: often it’s to the contrary. Maybe others disagree … fine.

Now, in the interests of self-disclosure so that it does not appear than I’m “holier” than anyone else here, I’ve have people step on the backs of my hands with the best of them, not that I’m either proud or ashamed to say it. Excessive dwelling upon the virtues of one form of booze over another has the flavor of a kind of fellowship that leaves me wanting a more clear minded interaction. There is a finer levity, intoxication even, in the fermentation and distillation of genuine friendship and fellowship.

Okay, I know … it’s all in fun. I get it. Just sayin’ … and I don’t think I’m alone on this one.

Here’s to your health … You might enjoy the quote below (You might even have seen it before):
– – – – – – – – – – – – – -

By Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr., a lawmaker from the U.S. state of Mississippi. In 1952 he fielded the question, “What about Whiskey?” related to whether Mississippi should continue to prohibit (which it did until 1966), or finally legalize, alcoholic beverages.

“My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:

“If when you say whiskey you mean the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

“But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

“This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.”

Onward and upward,

Jon Deisher, PP
Anchorage Rotary/D5010
Anchorage, Alaska

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:02 AM, “Amb James Lawson jjameslawson@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” wrote:

Whiskey does it. Just any of the Johnnie Walker family. Black. Red. Gold. Silver. Green. Blue.

James Lawson
ECLUB 7500

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
From: Venkatraman G gvenkatraman99@hotmail.com [Rotarians]
Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Reply To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Balvenie 14 is the best I have tasted but am really not a whiskey drinker..give me a good vodka and tonic any day
Mita venkatraman
Rotary club of Chennai Kilpauk
District 3230
India

Sent from Samsung Mobile

——– Original message ——–
From: “Rakesh Jain rjain.rjc@gmail.com [Rotarians]“
Date:01/10/2014 21:03 (GMT+05:30)
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Yes after a long time I have seen an active Roti discussion.
Along with serious Roti / Rotary topics , Rotians please share some light moments of your life too.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Douglas Maymon dougmaymon@bellsouth.net [Rotarians] wrote:
>
>
> Great idea Ron. We should start with a really serious subject, like what is the best Bourbon you have ever sampled? For me it would be Knob Creek Reserve. Not the smoothest around, but at 120 proof, certainly the most bang. Sipping stuff by all means.
> Best to all who are still on the list.
>
> DRM
> Douglas R. Maymon PDG
> Rotary Florida PETS Chair
> RC Weston D6990
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:26 AM, “yamahajazz@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” wrote:
>
>
>
> Nice to see that ROTI is not dead! Let’s keep digging and find more life with our shovel.
> September ended with 214 posts and having only 23 late in the month. lt would be nice to see the cooking, banter, and even serious Rotary discussions….and YES, everyone should express their own opinion.Try to attack the problem and not the person.
> Oh, please sign your name, club, district, city, and country. It is not only posted on the ROTI netiquette rules, but will help others understand different cultures more easily.
> Ron
> Ron Nethercutt
> RC Mabalacat D 3790
> Angeles City, Philippines
>
>


Warm Regards,

PP Rtn Rakesh Jain,
Charter President (2011-12),
RC Jhumri Telaiya Couples
Asst. Governor, Zone II, RID 3250 (2014-15)
Club Director-Foundation, (2014-15)
Zonal Secretary, Zone XVI, RID 3250 (2013-14)
Club Director-Public Relation, (2013-14)

The Centre Square Hotel,
Main Road, Jhumri Telaiya – 825409 (Koderma,JH,India)
M: +91 – 9334363804, 9128723951

Steve Sokol
Rotary Club of Walhalla, South Carolina, USA
Garden of the Gods
District 7750
District Webmaster 2000-2008
District Secretary 2007-2011
District Fellowship Chair 2010-2012
Rotarians on the Internet S@A 2007-11
Rotarians on the Internet Chair 2011-13
Club President 2014-15

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Steve Sokol ssokol@ix.netcom.com [Rotarians]
To Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Oct 3 at 2:51 AM
Do you drink your beer correctly? Room temperature. That is actually that is a misnomer. Room temperature beer is around 50 F. Cool but not cold. Sounds funny but has a very different taste. Learned that from an English lady when I was in grad school

Anyone in addition to me old enough to remember how you make beer in a Jerry can. My mate Norm must be with his military career. I has to be the old metal 20L cans.

Steve

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Steve Sokol ssokol@ix.netcom.com [Rotarians]
To Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Oct 3 at 2:51 AM
Do you drink your beer correctly? Room temperature. That is actually that is a misnomer. Room temperature beer is around 50 F. Cool but not cold. Sounds funny but has a very different taste. Learned that from an English lady when I was in grad school

Anyone in addition to me old enough to remember how you make beer in a Jerry can. My mate Norm must be with his military career. I has to be the old metal 20L cans.

Steve

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‘Norm Winterbottom’ normw13@xtra.co.nz [Rotarians]
To Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Oct 3 at 4:00 AM
Like any social drink, it always comes down to a matter of horses for courses. Over time, I guess I’ve tasted a fair number through home brews, Aussie beers, English beers, Egyptian beers from “Stella” brand to some that must have been a mixture of Nile water and onions and beers from the USA, for which I didn’t much care, because they seem too light. I understand that it is available in parts of the US, and I am very comfortable with Monteith’s Original, a darkish beer made in Greymouth, a town on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This is a region of coal and gold mining and hard men who wanted a good beer at the end of a day’s work. I’m told that the secret is in the malting of the grain and the origin of the hops.

Norm Winterbottom

Rotary Club of Milford, Auckland, NZ (D9910)

From: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Rotarians@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, 3 October 2014 2:40 p.m.
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ROTI] alcoholic drinks of preference (or none)

We used to want our thread heading to clearly identify the subject of the banter so disinterested folks could easily delete. I have changed the subject header.

Switching from liquor to beer, I prefer dark beers or ales. I do not like wheat bears. The only Anheiser-Bush product I feel is fit to drink is Amberbock. I would almost rather not drink, than have lite beers (Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Bud Lite, etc).

Gene

Eugene L. Beil, Esq.
Centennial PDG 6950;
Rotary Club of Hudson, FL
Treasurer Rotarians On The Internet Fellowship

To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
From: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:26:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Gene,

I am in 110% agreement.

If you do not scotch and do not try to convert me, you have two choices, talk about Bourbon (SE USA wiskey) or use the delete key.

I like knowing that there are five regions that make scotch under the legal definition of scotch and all have their own distinctive taste.

Say, should we talk about the new rage of craft beer??? I had a cinnamon beer tonight. There should be a law against brewing something that bad!

Have we ever discussed Ron Rico Purple Label – almost as strong as EverClear.

Steve

—–Original Message—–
From: “Eugene Beil kiwimate@msn.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 9:13 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Lets not fight. The neat thing about ROTI is that you do not need to participate in every thread.

Gene Beil

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 2, 2014, at 9:00 PM, Steve Sokol ssokol@ix.netcom.com [Rotarians] wrote:

Let me get this straight: I is wrong to compare tastes in adult beverage. No one proposed drinking to excess or such. Would seem like an attack on individuals.

This is the same group that found trying to hold down evangelism was okay and should not be censored

How do you spell hypocrite.

S

Does this mean back to a dead list???

—–Original Message—–
From: “Jon Deisher jondeisher@yahoo.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 2:43 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Hello Folks,

I’m all for light-hearted sharing of the enjoyments of life. However, there are among us those who are not enamored of the virtues of fermentation or the products of distillery. It’s perfectly acceptable, and personally preferable, to promote and enhance fellowship in the absence of ETOH. I suppose a nip here and there, a glass of wine with dinner, or an after-the-event aperitif, is tolerable even enjoyable: on occasion I enjoy such things myself. But Rotarians into their cups and all that that implies, during the course of conversation or stabbing at a keyboard, is no more attractive to me than anyone else who over-indulges. I don’t believe that alcohol genuinely enhances fellowship, creates friendships, solves problems, or promotes international understanding and world peace: often it’s to the contrary. Maybe others disagree … fine.

Now, in the interests of self-disclosure so that it does not appear than I’m “holier” than anyone else here, I’ve have people step on the backs of my hands with the best of them, not that I’m either proud or ashamed to say it. Excessive dwelling upon the virtues of one form of booze over another has the flavor of a kind of fellowship that leaves me wanting a more clear minded interaction. There is a finer levity, intoxication even, in the fermentation and distillation of genuine friendship and fellowship.

Okay, I know …. it’s all in fun. I get it. Just sayin’ … and I don’t think I’m alone on this one.

Here’s to your health … You might enjoy the quote below (You might even have seen it before):

- – – – – – – – – – – – – -

By Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr., a lawmaker from the U.S. state of Mississippi. In 1952 he fielded the question, “What about Whiskey?” related to whether Mississippi should continue to prohibit (which it did until 1966), or finally legalize, alcoholic beverages.

“My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:

“If when you say whiskey you mean the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

“But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

“This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.”

Onward and upward,

Jon Deisher, PP

Anchorage Rotary/D5010

Anchorage, Alaska

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:02 AM, “Amb James Lawson jjameslawson@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” wrote:

Whiskey does it. Just any of the Johnnie Walker family. Black. Red. Gold. Silver. Green. Blue.

James Lawson

ECLUB 7500

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

From: Venkatraman G gvenkatraman99@hotmail.com [Rotarians]

Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM

To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com

Reply To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Balvenie 14 is the best I have tasted but am really not a whiskey drinker..give me a good vodka and tonic any day

Mita venkatraman

Rotary club of Chennai Kilpauk

District 3230

India

Sent from Samsung Mobile

——– Original message ——–

From: “Rakesh Jain rjain.rjc@gmail.com [Rotarians]“

Date:01/10/2014 21:03 (GMT+05:30)

To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Yes after a long time I have seen an active Roti discussion.
Along with serious Roti / Rotary topics , Rotians please share some light moments of your life too.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Douglas Maymon dougmaymon@bellsouth.net [Rotarians] wrote:
>
>
> Great idea Ron. We should start with a really serious subject, like what is the best Bourbon you have ever sampled? For me it would be Knob Creek Reserve. Not the smoothest around, but at 120 proof, certainly the most bang. Sipping stuff by all means.
> Best to all who are still on the list.
>
> DRM
> Douglas R. Maymon PDG
> Rotary Florida PETS Chair
> RC Weston D6990
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:26 AM, “yamahajazz@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” wrote:
>
>
>
> Nice to see that ROTI is not dead! Let’s keep digging and find more life with our shovel.
> September ended with 214 posts and having only 23 late in the month. lt would be nice to see the cooking, banter, and even serious Rotary discussions….and YES, everyone should express their own opinion.Try to attack the problem and not the person.
> Oh, please sign your name, club, district, city, and country. It is not only posted on the ROTI netiquette rules, but will help others understand different cultures more easily.
> Ron
> Ron Nethercutt
> RC Mabalacat D 3790
> Angeles City, Philippines
>
>

Warm Regards,

PP Rtn Rakesh Jain,

Charter President (2011-12),
RC Jhumri Telaiya Couples

Asst. Governor, Zone II, RID 3250 (2014-15)

Club Director-Foundation, (2014-15)
Zonal Secretary, Zone XVI, RID 3250 (2013-14)

Club Director-Public Relation, (2013-14)

The Centre Square Hotel,
Main Road, Jhumri Telaiya – 825409 (Koderma,JH,India)
M: +91 – 9334363804, 9128723951

Steve Sokol
Rotary Club of Walhalla, South Carolina, USA
Garden of the Gods
District 7750
District Webmaster 2000-2008
District Secretary 2007-2011
District Fellowship Chair 2010-2012
Rotarians on the Internet S@A 2007-11
Rotarians on the Internet Chair 2011-13
Club President 2014-15

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Chris Stubbs cstubbs@linkstaffing.com [Rotarians]
To Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Oct 3 at 6:22 PM
Gene, I love all kinds of adult beverages, but I also have a fondness for ales and dark beers. My favorite red ale is Henry Winehard, which is brewed in Oregon, and I acquired a taste for when I lived in Southern California. You could get it here when I moved back in 1996, but about six months later they stopped bringing it into Florida. Also love St. Pauli Girl.

Chris Stubbs
Rotary District 6980
Group Study Exchange Chair, 2014 – 15
Paul Harris Fellow +8, DSA, MSA
4029 W. State Road 46
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 936-1536

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From: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Rotarians@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:40 PM
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ROTI] alcoholic drinks of preference (or none)

We used to want our thread heading to clearly identify the subject of the banter so disinterested folks could easily delete. I have changed the subject header.

Switching from liquor to beer, I prefer dark beers or ales. I do not like wheat bears. The only Anheiser-Bush product I feel is fit to drink is Amberbock. I would almost rather not drink, than have lite beers (Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Bud Lite, etc).

Gene

Eugene L. Beil, Esq.
Centennial PDG 6950;
Rotary Club of Hudson, FL
Treasurer Rotarians On The Internet Fellowship

________________________________
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
From: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:26:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Gene,

I am in 110% agreement.

If you do not scotch and do not try to convert me, you have two choices, talk about Bourbon (SE USA wiskey) or use the delete key.

I like knowing that there are five regions that make scotch under the legal definition of scotch and all have their own distinctive taste.

Say, should we talk about the new rage of craft beer??? I had a cinnamon beer tonight. There should be a law against brewing something that bad!

Have we ever discussed Ron Rico Purple Label – almost as strong as EverClear.

Steve
—–Original Message—–
From: “Eugene Beil kiwimate@msn.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 9:13 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Lets not fight. The neat thing about ROTI is that you do not need to participate in every thread.

Gene Beil

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 2, 2014, at 9:00 PM, Steve Sokol ssokol@ix.netcom.com [Rotarians] <Rotarians@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Let me get this straight: I is wrong to compare tastes in adult beverage. No one proposed drinking to excess or such. Would seem like an attack on individuals.

This is the same group that found trying to hold down evangelism was okay and should not be censored

How do you spell hypocrite.

S

Does this mean back to a dead list???
—–Original Message—–
From: “Jon Deisher jondeisher@yahoo.com [Rotarians]“
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 2:43 PM
To: “Rotarians@yahoogroups.com”
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Hello Folks,

I’m all for light-hearted sharing of the enjoyments of life. However, there are among us those who are not enamored of the virtues of fermentation or the products of distillery. It’s perfectly acceptable, and personally preferable, to promote and enhance fellowship in the absence of ETOH. I suppose a nip here and there, a glass of wine with dinner, or an after-the-event aperitif, is tolerable even enjoyable: on occasion I enjoy such things myself. But Rotarians into their cups and all that that implies, during the course of conversation or stabbing at a keyboard, is no more attractive to me than anyone else who over-indulges. I don’t believe that alcohol genuinely enhances fellowship, creates friendships, solves problems, or promotes international understanding and world peace: often it’s to the contrary. Maybe others disagree … fine.

Now, in the interests of self-disclosure so that it does not appear than I’m “holier” than anyone else here, I’ve have people step on the backs of my hands with the best of them, not that I’m either proud or ashamed to say it. Excessive dwelling upon the virtues of one form of booze over another has the flavor of a kind of fellowship that leaves me wanting a more clear minded interaction. There is a finer levity, intoxication even, in the fermentation and distillation of genuine friendship and fellowship.

Okay, I know … it’s all in fun. I get it. Just sayin’ … and I don’t think I’m alone on this one.

Here’s to your health … You might enjoy the quote below (You might even have seen it before):
– – – – – – – – – – – – – -

By Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr., a lawmaker from the U.S. state of Mississippi. In 1952 he fielded the question, “What about Whiskey?” related to whether Mississippi should continue to prohibit (which it did until 1966), or finally legalize, alcoholic beverages.

“My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:

“If when you say whiskey you mean the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

“But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

“This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.”

Onward and upward,

Jon Deisher, PP
Anchorage Rotary/D5010
Anchorage, Alaska

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:02 AM, “Amb James Lawson jjameslawson@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” <Rotarians@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Whiskey does it. Just any of the Johnnie Walker family. Black. Red. Gold. Silver. Green. Blue.

James Lawson
ECLUB 7500

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
From: Venkatraman G gvenkatraman99@hotmail.com [Rotarians]
Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Reply To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Balvenie 14 is the best I have tasted but am really not a whiskey drinker..give me a good vodka and tonic any day
Mita venkatraman
Rotary club of Chennai Kilpauk
District 3230
India

Sent from Samsung Mobile

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From: “Rakesh Jain rjain.rjc@gmail.com [Rotarians]“
Date:01/10/2014 21:03 (GMT+05:30)
To: Rotarians@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ROTI] Keep the Conversation Going

Yes after a long time I have seen an active Roti discussion.
Along with serious Roti / Rotary topics , Rotians please share some light moments of your life too.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Douglas Maymon dougmaymon@bellsouth.net [Rotarians] <Rotarians@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> Great idea Ron. We should start with a really serious subject, like what is the best Bourbon you have ever sampled? For me it would be Knob Creek Reserve. Not the smoothest around, but at 120 proof, certainly the most bang. Sipping stuff by all means.
> Best to all who are still on the list.
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> On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:26 AM, “yamahajazz@yahoo.com [Rotarians]” <Rotarians@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> Nice to see that ROTI is not dead! Let’s keep digging and find more life with our shovel.
> September ended with 214 posts and having only 23 late in the month. lt would be nice to see the cooking, banter, and even serious Rotary discussions….and YES, everyone should express their own opinion.Try to attack the problem and not the person.
> Oh, please sign your name, club, district, city, and country. It is not only posted on the ROTI netiquette rules, but will help others understand different cultures more easily.
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I remember a Steak and Ale place near Austin. By the old Bergstrom AFB.

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Interesting:the world peoples -Rotarians inclusive have diverse tastes and attitude to beer,ales whiskey….Only yesterday a new friend a powerful politician hugely stout declined to take beer at a feasting in a friend -aka Spencer ‘s place.I wasn’t too shocked because i did too but i mixed my red wine with a soft malted brand drink freely offered for us all-all after the almighty wise water & food-imported fried ,jolof Thai rice!
TILL Now despite caveat on fatty & lean meat which free radicals celebrate a lot-we all chewed the properly fried ram meat.I noticed all my two other gorgeous skin friends & well -traveled about cuisine did it much easier than I.My grandmom wont be surprised.I used to be a slow eater except its my favorite dish…s for alcoholic drinks we were not brought up at teens with drinks except post college days when we got acquainted with classmates of urban and richer guys & gals -who are already used to wines & winery right in their mansions….especially the political class -not the middle class!
Rotary re-winded this experience of diverse attitudes to drinks….Gbemisoye Tijani,Sunday,05/10/2014,1242pm

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o Rotarians@yahoogroups.com Today at 12:42 PM
Interesting:the world peoples -Rotarians inclusive have diverse tastes and attitude to beer,ales whiskey….Only yesterday a new friend a powerful politician hugely stout declined to take beer at a feasting in a friend -aka Spencer ‘s place.I wasn’t too shocked because i did too but i mixed my red wine with a soft malted brand drink freely offered for us all-all after the almighty wise water & food-imported fried ,jolof Thai rice!
TILL Now despite caveat on fatty & lean meat which free radicals celebrate a lot-we all chewed the properly fried ram meat.I noticed all my two other gorgeous skin friends & well -traveled about cuisine did it much easier than I.My grandmom wont be surprised.I used to be a slow eater except its my favorite dish…s for alcoholic drinks we were not brought up at teens with drinks except post college days when we got acquainted with classmates of urban and richer guys & gals -who are already used to wines & winery right in their mansions….especially the political class -not the middle class!
Rotary re-winded this experience of diverse attitudes to drinks….Gbemisoye Tijani,Sunday,05/10/2014,1242pm

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Hi ALL Here s excerpt of the conversation only Gbemi for wordpress bloggers/readers

“If when you say whiskey you mean the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

“But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman’s step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life’s great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

“This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.”

Onward and upward,

Jon Deisher, PP
Anchorage Rotary/D5010
Anchorage, Alaska

gbemisoyetijani:

..I wish i can replicate this memoir in another different sudden plight that was thrown in my bio-life during election 2011 in my country.i saw a sudden swelling on one of my elbows.Clinical vs Pharmaceuticals couldnt improve it for 2 weeks until i jam into aposter of Back To Nature group which link me with ReV Dr Mike Oye who had two Ph.Ds in natural medicine & Agric from Alabama & u.of ife.His rx was sour sop aka Graviola -this tea melted away the lump another physician called bursitis within or exactly 4 weeks of 3ce

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee suffered a stroke when she was 33, and she has written about her experience in an inspiring personal essay for BuzzFeed.

Before that, she was using a pseudonym on WordPress.com to blog about her experiences, share details about her life, and practice her writing. In 2007, shortly after New Year’s Day, Lee wrote the following in a blog post:

something in my brain burped. most of what i want to do is just out of my grasp. i feel like i know how to do them, but then when i go to do them, i just…CAN’T. day by day, i’m regaining my abilities, so i hope this is just temporary.

Lee’s commenters urged her to see a doctor, and the next day, she responded to them from a hospital bed: “I had a stroke! Will be better.”

I spoke with Lee about her experience, and…

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reference LEE s interview with Mark Strong – I found the confession of the writer typical especially the therapeutic effect of blogging prior to and after her stroke and the lapse in her brain functions…I wish i can replicate this memoir in another different sudden plight that was thrown in my bio-life during election 2011 in my country.i saw a sudden swelling on one of my elbows.Clinical vs Pharmaceuticals couldnt improve it for 2 weeks until i jam into aposter of Back To Nature group which link me with ReV Dr Mike Oye who had two Ph.Ds in natural medicine & Agric from Alabama,USA & University of ife,Nigeria.His rx was sour sop aka Graviola -this tea melted away the lump another physician called bursitis within or exactly 4 weeks of 3ce dosage
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Lee –mark wordpress
And what about your writing?
Once you go through something like that, when so many of your abilities are taken away, your life is pared down to what it is you really want to get back.

I went through a very dark place at some point in my recovery — and although I don’t look upon that phase with fondness, I did learn what was most important to me, and what it is I most desired out of my life. And my writing became a front-and-center goal. I’d always known writing was important to me, but after the stroke, I knew I would channel everything I had to get back to writing.

Now that I’m writing again, I’ve more a sense of structure with regard to my writing projects; in fact, I’m obsessed with structure, because recovery is so much about stages and regaining structure. Because my brain was injured, I understood how writing happens, in my brain at least — that stories are modular, that I need quiet, that layers come with each retelling.

Soye tj:
Regional Coordinator, western states & FCT@ Healthy Living Communications, Lagos(health ,medical manpower & wholesome product & service promotion consultancy firm & publishers(Healthy living Press) nb. Soye is the short form for my full name GBEMISOYE,& Gbemi is equally a times used an abstract form & TJ is short alias for TIJANI just as Phil for Phillip etc.My byline is also commonly written as GBEMI TIJANI MST or gbemi tijani mst( see google books ,Rotarian Jan.2009,Letters),(Rotary International News,June2009 online ezine),www.pregnancy-mama.com for two of my poems used as lead accessible contribution to advertise Christian pregnancy.com ,an ongoing anthology online & Trevo health drink.
I’ m also a life & health coach with TREVO LLC.I maintain keen interest in complimentary medicine especially contributions of natural medicine aka alternate medicine.This is also a wide field. I ‘m not surprised as Professor Adeoye Thomas Lambo ,ex Deputy Director, World Health Organisation & 1st black VC of University of Ibadan-every culture has its own method of healing & prayers too. See how relevant & timeless this still is!I have also reported for Life Communications Ltd publishers of 1st Health Tabloid in Nigeria titled Life Mirror edited by Sam Eferaro published between 1988 thru 1991
My main interest in natural medicine is herbal medicine & my enrolment with TREVO AFRICA CONCEPT LLC as a life coach is very recent. Though of course I have been coordinating Health Living Communications from the West since December 29,1991. I read & write blog comments relating to social –economic development issues,ethics,marketing,writings,& writers interview, poetry, Rotary or Peace or Trevo ‘s unique health supplement. I‘m yet to consolidate a lot of ideas and writing project into groups initiative or non-profit. Only grants & credible partnership is delaying. My interest in herbal scientific medicine –power of herbs and fruits & vegetables in treating human ailments – so called terminal diseases- are lending credence to blood health ,eye health, mens & women’s immune health.Trevo has evidently supported the treatment of abnormal blood pressure,detoxification,proper Ph levels,sports overexertion recovery, healthy cholesterol level,enhanced mental focus and anti-ageing benefits .Trevo‘s complete liquid formula has improved users’ active health,weight and fertility.The scientific blending of local& exotic fruits & cruciferous vegetables and powerful beverages from herbs world –wide has improved people health tremendously. I have had therapeutic experience with sour sop called Graviola one of the ingredients of Trevo.My Customer ID is gbemisoye tijani & global no. 4519543.My next focus as resources avail itself will be to drive custom to my website http://www.trevocorporate.com/coach/gbemisoyetijani/
Despite facebook & social media revolution an individual has the right to release his/her biobrief @ convenient time. Besides a neurologist Adelola Adeloye wrote in one of his numerous books that creative people are very stinging about themselves until or unless they consider it necessary to unfurl it.Even if It’s for money! I love webs subscription that allow me to blog on issues germane to my interests and allow sharing voluntarily not by durex.
Now there’s info flux -only wisdom of God, continuing internet skill & tact can allow one to sift the grains from the chaff. I apprehend this dilemma since UNESCO has been touting the new Culture, Communication & Information Order–globalisation in the mid-70s! *Prior to the The Medical Directory Project ‘s document list s job I ve contributed about 161 feature articles,interview with celebrities & poetry miscellany in Nigerian National newspapers, magazines on /off campus writings with the byline Tijani MST or Soye Tijani including Communication Is Basic To Medicine –Interview with B.O Osuntokun,D.Sc,p.20.sept20,1988,Daily Times, Meditation ,The Guardian On Sunday,Sept 22,1985(Short & Sharp column)
*More link:www.gbemisoyetijani.wordpress.com,www.trevocorporate.com/coach/gbemisoyetijani/,allpoetry, tjmusepal/column
Ps.I have to go out with friends now…Today is a celebration & vacation @Ibadan Soye TJ,04/10/2014 14:39PM

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p.s To carry pregnancy to term and deliver a bouncing baby boy or girl or twins -it require a lot of nutritional discipline-hope you heed to life coach -EAT & DRINK RIGHT & choose what favors the fetus too…There s sense in pregnancy nutrition.Gbemi Tijani as Trevo coach 1 49am 11014

It’s not easy to be indifferent to make babies as a married couple or even as uncommitted single who s undecided about coupling.Its pretty difficult to be left alone in African societies especially -to chose not to reproduce as at when due!
However the percentage of care-free gals and guys are very insignificant and just to show they could have had unresolved issues then -psycho-social or purely economic -they might turn out to be baby boomers!
More info when there s power to commend the paradox of the sin in the Garden of Eden by Adam & Eve -before Christ Jesus. Christ era positively envisioned the alacrity of children and Psalm 112:1-10 prophesized the outcome & fate of such kids as young adults that will become an abundant generation whose foes shall gnash their teeth at their bottomless treasury
Blessedly they are faithfully prayed upon servant and believers that fear the Lord and gladdened by His Commandments -to be spiritually fruitful too.
Just as real rhema -the word of God says -no one shall lack her mate ‘-its true too that no one shall lack her pregnancy! 01102014 am 142 pregmma.com

Christian Pregnancy Poem – Becoming Exceedingly More
by Gbemi Tijani
(Ibadan, Nigeria)

(A Monologue)

Alleluia…
My most resplendent courier –My Lord has done a good job
He’s helped me to release it and deliver it at the right time
This’is interesting beyond the destination of a part of me
Something significant is happening beyond my hubby s sperm travels’
His promise is fulfilled. His friend will be mighty in the land
His love is unrivaled, incomparable
The glory has arrived there!
Undergoing transformation beyond
Human comprehension except-
The test -tube formatting alternative
I have taken -in the fecund glory
My Isaac will soon be dropped
As viviparous as He‘s faithfully
Formed it. I didn’t expect less…
I had been longing to become more!
The Provider has done it
I shall not be barren
No woman should be unfruitful
My gender has established it
I’ m a compendium of womanhood
A primordial helpmate to mankind
The long expected biological pause has happened.
It‘s clicked and stayed successfully
Lots of laughs for this generous physiology-
It’s done!
Blessed you!
Lord of lords for this sequel biochemistry
No reverse action -in Jesus Mighty name
It’ll bring forth another human or even triplet
Beyond the microscopic egg…

Will I be asking too much if I wish the ovum splits into commodious three?
No qualms we have oil –the best grade and the sixth supplier in the world
Infinite natural gas beyond measure, we‘re largest cultivator of cassava the largest in the world
And beans galore, in particular, Cajanus cajan, black eye beans,sword beans
And numerous species native to Nigeria –their fatherland
To herald the triplet ‘s august arrival
To justify those nations who have melted into my biology across
The prosaic unmarried years
Salute to Mother Nature for Her unfathomable skills in natural replication
An’ selective favour in giving meaning and marvel
To sexual actions in marriage or para-marriage.
He decides which of the quadrillions
Of daily licit or illicit coition will be productive beyond salt an’ sweet talk
He has the discretion to empower one special egg
Exceptionally mobile enough beyond Wilson Bolt speed
And to enter the largest cell known to the science of biology
To commence the making of man or woman
In my own case an embryonic normal man
I laugh and laugh unbelievably as Mary and biblical Lizzy did
Alleluai to infinity I should gratefully croon now
Not just tarry till His second coming…
Alleluai to`His eternal reign
With signs and wonder and enlargement
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cheating is an issue but a few smartly dealt with it maturely!
Ignore it though -somehow anguishing yet its based
on marital faith that he might change
.Who knows if I as the she spouse is realy
the cause of his cheating!! Consistent cleanliness
,sustainable femininity and mutual fragrance treasury
are vital.Not giving him enough good sex is another BIG problem
25/09/2014

Vanessa is a bundle of biological beauty-Comments by Gbemisoye Tijani MST,ADDENDA TO INITIAL POST
I don’t think i can be fulfilled without writing miscellaneously in this advent. I always like to write on many topics and themes. I also love beauty & brains when I was privileged to lodge with medical students years back. Most of them are my boosters -as writers, poets and amateur dramatists.Dr Damitha Ratnasinghe till today as a Consultant Paediatrician & director of Direct Remedies in U.K still engage drama to popularise immunisation for children in UK.His compatriots while at ABH,UCH in Nigeria’s Nobel Laureat ‘s Wole Soyinka’s place Gals,guys like Anita Pandey from ABU,Anand Pandey,Saliu Egunjobi now a medical boss of a private hospital as gigantic as The Mayo Clinic and several medicos ,dons encouraged me a lot to poetise and write on issues of the time –the 80s.For instance when a statesman,Obafemi Awolowo,-aka Barrister To Eternity passed on@78 I was impelled to write not only an elegy but all forms naively exposed to me then– dirge, threnody and longer free verse and they were published in several Sunday & National newspapers of the time.
Melancholy galore for long poster poems lost to almost nomadic guest – house apartments I had lived due to amenity shortfall in makeshift urban flats or ejection threat by needy landlords. All these oddities are actually to position me to stabilise my thoughts beyond writings that will be merely masturbated by me or friends or the Writers Association and allied fellowships. My influences include: Isaac Asimov,the prolific American writer and biochemistry author,prof and writer of several scifi articles,column like Comet Fishing in American Topic Magazine then and a fat book,Mind Over Matter besides many Shakespeare annotations also by Asimov,who has been writing for publication in science mag since age 11.Ray Bradbury Arthur C.Clarke too catalysed my meticulously using science and medical imageries in my writings and snippets. There wasn’t internet then in Nigeria to provoke imprommtu musings & cerebral fires-their works in American libraries and elsewhere in A level libraries availed the tutelage.There were also established lecturers in the city who are buoyed mentoring pcoming writers of all genre. Dele Ajayi of the Nigerian Television Authority,1st in Africa,Uncle Famuriyo who donated a drama script of an icon ,Niyi Osundare,Prof and mentor since my early media worthy submissions. When I penned Christmas Trees at U.i Art s Faculty quadrangle he said, ‘Let’s see where you mused more metaphorically like this’Professor Dapo Adelugba was hugely condescending and very mentoring. He would accept scripts to be edited yet I, inured in my regular work also germane to medical publishing- will not take steps to publish such novella manuscript already baptised as a literary piece.Many other peers and friends helped to read my initial productions,Bose,nee Ogunbiyi now a PhD student in her field had read my notice board snippets and articles decades earlier which qualified for a 2-page freelance column in a Students tabloid far out in Lagos from Ogun State.Danie Abse,U.K’s tertiary medical teachers of teacher , poet and playwright was also very catalytic in my writing agenda.I mimic all genre of writings in these supposedly formative stage of special affinity for the written word. I love John Updike s prose as well as Walt Whitman’s poetry I love to borrow fat books on Jazz artists and jazz history from American libraries partly to equally oppress medicos who revel in fat texts and also because jazz lyrics and titles often sound poetic to me.
However there are a maze of other African writers,novelists,poets of diverse background and nationalities such as Lepold Sedar Senghor a Senegales poet who studied in France and Newspaper columnists like Dan Abasiekong,Dr Halberstam, a health columnist. Mbella Dipoko whose poetry book was immensely funnier (Black & White In Love) than hilarious, Ante Diop,Mongo Beti Meja Nwangi,Ruheni Nwangi,Camara Laye,Niyi Osundare ,Prof since 15 years back now in New Orleans as poetry teacher-he was almost gone with the wild wind called katrina in 2005 .Many anonymous writers and poets including the UN & Unesco experts through their journal & periodical writings also influence me prior to internet and kindle era in Nigeria.
Now in the blogging era I easily post or comment on issues instantly depending on power availability Imerely have to adjust my mood quickly and a times check my power icon in my frail device. Frankly either power or my interest coefficient will impel me to respond in a discussion group or thread started by a Think Tank or a poetry group. Unknowingly most positive comments I make online and post to threads I shared passion including a yahoogroup –
Rotarians on The Internet despite their length are impromptu! A times I never plan to comment due to fatigue or scanty power on my laptop but usually none of these excuses nor limitations of the city will preclude me to reply or post a rejoinder to issues on linkedin or allpoetry or Craig Zelizer‘s hugely resourceful website on International peace and development issues and networking…
Writing talent is one thing writing fast like Vanessa Grigoriadis is another endowment that s surely honed to keep it alive.Vanessa has earlier carved a preferred niche for herself far before the grindstone opportunities she stumbled upon in New York Magazine,Ringstone etc She s just independently ardent and really knew her bending –good enough she didn’t assess her dollarful talent & training. Maybe she imagined she would need dollar support any time in the near future especially her bay –making plan apart from her own subsistence needs.She s almost an O.K,cute cerebral gal just like Amy King whose work ,String Theory was one of Boston Review ‘s TOP 20 POEMS in 2014.I was amazed Vanessa s interviewer never mentioned her love life just like I also glossed over an annual avalanche of love notes and snippets of medicos and other babes I had loved or could have culturally or legally possessed as life spouse or life friend-I prefer the latter but the society will raise questions when the affair goes beyond shoulder to shoulder affinity. Above all I found out many of them are not only more psycho-culturally matured but also have more grace to commit than me. Unlike my rigid self which have hitherto needless illusions to shed by Holy Spirit year in year out now that I have received Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
Vanessa Grigoriadis is a cerebral blessing and evidently shows that both the Brocas and the Wernicle s areas of the brains are well developed and are actively engaged.
Another factor that infrastructurally helped her is the intellectually stimulating American home,schools and ubiquitous libraries- how much more journalising or writing in the kindle era!
It shouldn’t be herculean for the talented and trained Vanessa to recreate books – of miscellaneous themes rooted in her ample energy for research and publishing –especially profiling. Thank God, the supreme writer -she didn’t reject her peers and potential employers@The New York Magazine nor loathe them -only their jobs she considered a wet blanket on her real inner permission to write fast, filter the waste distil copiously what’ s needed or wanted or preferred from her tower of mandatory or relevant research and become fulfilled from free-chosen career.Interviwing formally or informally is part of the raw material for profiling people or places that are locally or globally net-worthy and newsy too. I felicitate Vanessa and her boosters for her travails and for interviews, stories that appeal to her dramatic lens and artistic versatility which she successfully laboured for – with or without editors’ pressure and publish as desired. I also like this aspect of hers as she recounted all her influence-rs brought forward by her interviewer and her typicality as a woman who never glossed over her heterosexuality. Vanessa found time to write commercially and to make a baby. I may not call her a fast writer but a multi-tasker almost like our own Chimamanda Adiche,author of award winning ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ few years back. GBEMISOYE TIJANI byline Gbemi Tijani MST,11:14 AM More fanciful reactions to Beyond The New York Post 11:17am 25/09/2014

gbemisoyetijani:

Was the dream realized?and were they fulfilled?kudos for appreciating history.An award winning scifi writer,Willis in Talking Writing an online mag said history is the history data

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Chris Burns

Chris Burns

By Chris Burns, Rotary Club of Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA

In 2005, HonorAir founder Jeff Miller asked me to help realize his dream of taking all surviving American WWII vets to their national memorial in Washington D.C. What started as a small local project has now spread nationwide, thanks in no small part to many Rotary clubs that made it their own project.

About a year ago, Jeff had another dream. This time it was to take all surviving Normandy Invasion Campaign (D-Day) veterans to their national memorial for the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day. Through the partnership of the Asheville and Hendersonville Rotary clubs, a team was pulled together to turn this idea into a reality.

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