GARYVIDEOS – Looking Back On My Life, I remember conducting a videotaped conversation with former Wood County, WI Board Chairman Bill Goodness for the Public Access Channel in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The interview took place after my year 2000 retirement from my News Anchor-Reporter position at WFHR Radio. The VHS tape recording has now been transferred to digital for viewing on computers, tablets, laptops, and wireless smartphones. Topics included how redistricting following the 2000 Census resulted in seasoned county board members, including Bill Goodness, losing their seats. The redrawn borders moved the homes of several supervisors, forcing them to run against each other. This is from the year 2002.
GARYVIDEOS – There once was a wise politician who was good enough to get re-elected umpteen times from 1970 to 2010. His name, Marlin Schneider, a wise man among politicians who started as an educator turned politician after teaching high school in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Marlin, born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, became a young teacher not too long out of college before getting the bug to run for a chance to be elected to represent the 72nd Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Capital. We talk about many subjects in this cable tv show which was originally seen in 2002.
GARYWORDS – As if things weren’t bad enough following 3 and a half years of Donald J. Trump occupying the White House in Washington, D.C., the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic became another headache when it swiftly became a “pandemic” after the virus spread throughout the world and came to the shores of the United States. It came by ship and planes filled with thousands of people who picked up the virus during their travels to other countries where unknowingly they were exposed to the highly contagious monster that invades the bodies of those susceptible. It didn’t take long for things to become even weirder, to say the least.
GARYTALK.COM – From time to time, we reach back into some earlier commentary made a few years ago and republish it here. The following is from a blog I wrote on December 12, 2012, during the years our United States President was Barack Obama. It was written by me at the time in response to something someone posted on Facebook that was shared often by other Facebook members. The original message that was shared prompted me to write about it on a Google Blog I had started in January of 2011. My article was called “A Country of Many Religions and A Few Arrogant Attitudes”. Here is what I wrote: