Don’t Mention the Red Sox, Please.

I haven’t written much on my blog recently because I’ve been busy working on a book proposal and also on the ME/TX themed baby shower for 100 expectant spouses of the crew of the GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN-77). For more information on the baby shower,  please go to facebook and look for the group entitled, Maine and Texas Support Operation Shower/ GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN-77).

My friend Geri Smith (her husband’s name is Tom), who has been mentoring me on the book project, has repeatedly told me to keep up the blog.

She is probably right but after days of interviews and writing, the last thing I feel like doing is more writing.

In the meantime, under the category of ‘Patriotism’, I have a story I’d like to share. This press release from the office of President George W. Bush (#43) just came my way a few hours ago. I LOVE what he is doing.


DALLAS, TX (April 18, 2011) – From April 25-27th, President George W. Bush will host the Warrior 100 (W100), a 100-kilmometer mountain bike ride in the Big Bend with fourteen United States servicemen and women who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I’ll be riding across the deserts of Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in uniform,” said President Bush. “It’s a 100-kilometer ride in the desert, and it’s not a leisurely ride; it’s a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, ‘I’m not going to let it tear me down.’”

The W100 will highlight the courage of US troops who have served their country honorably during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It will also herald the significant contributions of organizations that support these heroes and their families while they are gone and when they return home. Organizations represented on the ride include the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Ride 2 Recovery, World T.E.A.M. Sports and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The bike ride will serve as the inaugural event of the Social Enterprise initiative of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The Social Enterprise initiative highlights the work of those who find innovative ways to help others.

Riders alongside President Bush include Sergeant Sam Cila, USA (Ret.) of Riverhead, NY; Sergeant Andy Hatcher, USMC (Ret.) of Alexandria, VA; Sergeant Major Chris Self, USA (Ret.) of Clarksville, TN; Lieutenant Colonel Patty Collins, USA of Kileen, TX; Corporal Jon Copsey, USMC (Ret.) of Vista, CA; Colonel David Haines, USA of Louisville, KY; Specialist Carlos Hernandez, USA of San Antonio, TX; Lieutenant Colonel Marc Hoffmeister, USA of Fort Richardson, AK; Staff Sergeant Scott Bilyeu, USAF (Ret.) of San Antonio, TX; Corporal Josh Davis, USMC (Ret.) of Vail, AZ; Sergeant First Class Dillon Behr, USA (Ret.) of Arlington, VA; Staff Sergeant Kenny Butler, USA (Ret.) of Barre, VT; Sergeant Bryce Cole, USA (Ret.) of Cypress, TX and Specialist Jake Lerner, USA (Ret.) of Jacksonville, FL.For more information and to follow the riders, please visit For more information on the George W. Bush Presidential Center, including the Social Enterprise Initiative, please visit

PS: Ok, you can ask about the Red Sox today.

Final R H E
Blue Jays 1 2 0
Red Sox 9 13 0
WP: Matsuzaka (1-2, 6.43)
LP: Romero (1-2, 3.12)

2 Responses to “Don’t Mention the Red Sox, Please.”

  1. Iggy Says:

    Can the Dolphin cheerleaders participate?

  2. CPT Grinch Says:

    The Red Sux won???? They played a double AA farm team called the Blue Jays!!!!!

    Otherwise, good entry on the upcoming event.

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