I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Monday, August 28, 2006

Can I get a T.O. from T.O.?

Timeout! Enough of the T.O. talk! Every time I turn on sports radio it's "T.O......blah, blah, blah!" I'm certainly not a fan, but I'm starting to feel a little sympathy for the dude. At least he's entertaining. The media is really perpetuating a lot of this junk. Sure he is a self-centered athlete like many others by the way. I can't believe I'm writing this (particularly since I can't stand Dallas) but can't we give this guy a break? There are plenty of other guys in sports who could use a little scrutiny. Hey "Dicky V" - Can I get a T.O. from T.O. baby?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Back Pain!

My back pain is back. When my back gives me serious trouble it is a rough few (or several) days. I have degeration issues in my spine. I try to ignore it but occassionally I succumb to it. And it drags my whole quality of life and performance down. I'm not sure what brought this episode on. Maybe it was my b-ball game with our summer intern (I won 15-13). Maybe it was cutting grass (a good reason to forgo this activity). I think it was just cumulative. Muscle relaxers make me sick and my chiropractor just moved! Maybe I should watch the 700 Club today and see if Pat gets a word about my back!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tonja Rose

I was very pleasently surprised when Tonja Rose posted a comment here recently. Tonja & her husband Ward were an important part of a new church work here in Newport News over a decade ago. They eventually headed off to Nashville...Tonja is an exceptionally talented song writer, performer & singer. I'll always remember Tonja singing at my wedding. She was (and still is) so talented I knew I wanted her to sing. My late father used love whenever Tonja would sing a solo in church. Dad wasn't much on the "new music" back then but he always loved to hear Tonja sing regardless of the song. Her powerful voice and delivery would always captivate the crowd. Check out Tonja on mypace.