... did not have Charles Osgood today as its host. Rather, it was Steve Hartman, whose name I just tried to Google. After going through three pages of unrelated entries, he wasn't there. Never mind.
The Steve Hartman I know is one whom I have seen many many times before on Charles Osgood's show, as the interviewer who -- at the end of each segment, which was usually in depth and quite fascinating -- had his profiled guest throwing a dart over his/her shoulder at a map of the United States. Wherever the dart landed was the town that Steve would visit next. Do you remember that?
If Steve is going to be a continuing guest host, surely something can be done about his hair?!? I mean, come on now!!
The show this morning was excellent, as always. There are a couple of its featured subjects that I'd like to share (and perhaps expand upon just a little) with you.
The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. My goodness, my goodness, my sister* would have LOVED this! Located in Sausalito, California, the center maintains itself primarily by hosting conferences and selling some of its organic produce.
Of all of the pictures taken and interviews conducted for this report, the impression that I am left most strongly with, outside of "savoring each day", is this ... simplicity.
Today is the 39th anniversary of man's first step on the moon, did you realize that? I certainly did not! Where were you when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and uttered, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."?
I'll tell you where I was. I was sitting in the living room with my hubby, our eyes glued to the TV (as was probably just about everyone else's in America -- don't know about the rest of the world), watching this magic unfold.
Then we spent the next few seconds or so asking each other, "What did he say?" And, in spite of all the many re-broadcasts of what he'd said, we still didn't understand it!
*You will find just a brief mention of my sister's beliefs later in life in this post.