I’m hoping you might help me out. I’d like to add “Featured Articles” back into the website. I had it before and I really think it helped. It’s mainly to hook people who happen upon the site. I was going to do this myself, but thought your advice would be extremely valuable. So, without too much work on you part, if a post stuck out in your mind I’d like to know.
I’ll likely make this the top five to ten. Don’t worry too much about knowing the specifics (like the date or title). I can find it if you just give me the gist of the post or a phrase I said. I’m hoping I get enough that we can have some fun and set up a poll for everyone vote on what they would like included.
Heck, while you’re at it, if you think of some one-liners I said that you thought were funny, insightful, or moving then pass that along too. For example, one I always hear that people especially enjoyed is where I said Gale Vantrease keeps her husband’s (Bob) testicles in her purse. You know, that is both funny and true (In my opinion). Where do I come up with this stuff?
I want you to know that I work hard on making this website enjoyable. If nothing else, I like to try new things. I listen to you very closely and often add, change, or delete content and features based on your comments. It would be egotistical of me to think I am the reason for this website being so successful (…but not beyond me). The truth is, you made it this.
Ken, I actually enjoy the more positive posts you share. Like the previous poster said, your appreciation of the sunrises, etc. Sometimes you have to take a step back to really see the positives around you.
Hope you all have an uneventful day.
The Colangelis says
I liked the article talking about appreciating the sunrises and sunsets. Made a lasting imoression on me and my appreciation for the great things God has created.
Lordy, lordy, I swan, can hardly think at all this morning! Quite literally just blew in from way down in Dixie late last night. How ’bout that wind? Good ole Dixie, where everything is floured and fried, even corn! If it ain’t fried, it’s dessert, and some of that is fried, too — fried apple pies, for instance.
I will give some thought to your request today while we unpack. I will say, however, I LOVE THIS BLOG and your sense of humor, especially when it’s dark, my favorite! I love Larry the Cable Guy, who says, “God loves us and wants us to be happy, so if it makes you laugh, it ain’t a sin to hear it, view it or read it!” Since I’m from the George Carlin era, that’s my way of thinking, too. Ole George was an atheist, but I hope he got a second chance and cleaned up his act somewhat so as not to shock the saints. “When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?” was a bit much, even for some of us, his most seasoned fans. But go ahead and read it for some great laughs, and remember what Larry says.
It’s great to be back, although we left blooming Spring to return to blasting Winter and snow flurries. Prayers continue for Ryan no matter where we go and loving thoughts always.
There are two articles that have left a lasting impression on me and they both show the true emotion of two totally selfless and devoted parents. The first is the one written by Sue: The Wife’s Turn and the second was Where Are You Ryan.
For starters I liked the “I Loved Summer Nights” article, including the picture you selected to go with it. There’s a lot more, need to go through bit by bit and find my personal “best of the best” updates.
The Colangelis says
Hmmmm. Ihave to do some thinking on this. I’m the kind that will really appreciate hearing a great joke, then when it comes time to tell it to someone else, I can never think of it. I like your idea though. Hope Ryan is having a restful weekend.
I like the post about your and Sue’s marriage language. And the ones to do with you and Ryan having boys weekends with cigars and girlie movies
I can’t remember the exact title but it was very moving and your feelings were raw….it started off about being on a train and not being able to get off…7th of the month?
Gail Doyle says
Ken , It would be hard for me to pick out any one ,because they all were so very good…heartbreaking, heartwarming ,desperate and hopeful and SO MUCH MORE. Like Rita said ,I did enjoy Sue’s too…so any could be “top ten’. Not too helpful, Oh well.. Have a peaceful day and hope its not too windy there ..Love gail
Hi Ken, I’m going to have to think about this one and come back. My daughter and I often refer to “Mr. Ken” quotes. One of the best is something like, “if you’re bored then be happy because it means you don’t have stress in your life” or something along those lines. I’ve used that one a lot. There are other phrases too, but I’ve got to go back and find them. So many updates you’ve done were exceptionally poignant and well written. I will enjoy going back in time and looking for these. It can’t always be easy for you to update because I know there are many days you are exhausted. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to your readers.
Thank you for making this website so interesting and meaningful to read. There’s so much junk online that’s just a waste of time, but your website is always relevant and thought provoking.
Wishing you, Sue and Ryan a smooth day together, and praying for you all. Sending love and hugs too.
The today show article, the radio interview after the trial and there was a great newspaper article with beautiful pictures that I think are the things that “tell the story” best for people that always ask me “What happened”. If they were easily found, I think that would be great. Even if the heading of that section was, “what happened?” or something like that.
I definitely thing you need Ken-isms (fuddruckin’, etc). I think those will go on a shirt someday.
Well, you (and Ryan) do deserve the lion’s share of the credit for the success of this blog, but we also love to hear from Sue — so I vote for any of “The Wife’s Turn” posts making the Top Ten list 🙂