Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Fun




























We got a new park on the Mississippi River front in Rock Island. It has this really nice fountain area that kids from all around come to play in. However, little to everyone's knowledge the fountain was not created to actually be used. SO, they had to shut the fountain down in order to figure out a way to keep the water clean and safe for constant use.

Bix Porch Party

Harness Racing




More Golf





Thursday, July 22, 2010

Squeaker






























Today, while walking to our near-by coffee shop to purchase my usual-- a giant rice crispy treat and a bottled water-- I found a stranded duckling in downtown Moline not anywhere near the river. The poor little duck was walking along the street squeaking and searching for its family. They, nor a nest, were no where to be seen. Its size is smaller than my fist and I was worried about it getting hit by a car so, I knocked on a local business's door got a box, put the duckling in it and took it to work.

We quickly found a home for my little buddy on a farm with a lady who has raised ducklings before. She said there's a pond, other ducks and plenty of food. Still, I hope Squeaker is alright and that I made the right decision by taking it.

It was fun having a duck in my office for a few hours too, even though it stunk.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For the Love of Vinyl

A short video I did on Ragged Records for The Dispatch and the Argus:
Bob Herington, owner of Ragged Records on Brady Street in Davenport, has between 50,000 and 60,000 records in his store alone. That does not count CDs, DVDs, and music memorabilia. "It's kind of filling a nitch that no one else is doing in the area, " Mr. Herington said about his store. "It's got more of a head-shop feel without being a head-shop, it's still just a record store."