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After the Superbowl, my thoughts turn to Daytona, where on Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 pm ET, the season’s first NASCAR race, the Bud Shootout, will be run.


These drivers are eligible for the race:


2006 Pole Winners

Brian Vickers
David Gilliland
Jeff Gordon
Kevin Harvick
Jeff Burton
Kurt Busch
Greg Biffle
Kasey Kahne
Kyle Busch
Elliott Sadler
Denny Hamlin
Scott Riggs
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Newman
Boris Said

Past Shootout Champions

Dale Jarrett
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tony Stewart
Mark Martin
Ken Schrader
Bill Elliott


As everyone can see, Tony Stewart is among the eligible drivers. So, Go Tony!

Tony Stewart



I know it’s not a points race. But it’s time to start those engines.

Boogity. Boogity. Boogity.

chicken wings (undecided flavors) & celery

Bobsled Blueberry Muffins

sausage rolls

summer sausage, Havarti cheese, and crackers

corn chips with salsa and/or cheese dip



Hersheys’ Kisses (dark chocolate with macadamia nuts)

Snickers dark chocolate candy bars

Strawberry cheescake ice cream (in bowls or sugar cones)

assorted beverages


“Are you ready for some football?”

I pick da Bears! (Sorry Condy)


UPDATE: Condy finally right (About something!) LOL

Oh, and we had carrots along with the celery.

Kindness is a beautiful human attribute. When we say, “She is a kind person” or “He surely was kind to me,” we express a very warm feeling. In our competitive and often violent world, kindness is not the most frequent response. But when we encounter it we know that we are blessed. Is it possible to grow in kindness, to become a kind person? Yes, but it requires discipline. To be kind means to treat another person as your “kin,” your intimate relative. We say, “We are kin” or “He is next of kin.” To be kind is to reach out to someone as being of “kindred” spirit.

Here is the great challenge: All people, whatever their color, religion, or sex, belong to humankind and are called to be kind to one another, treating one another as brothers and sisters. There is hardly a day in our lives in which we are not called to this.

February 2007