Every once in awhile I start thinking about days gone by. My pal, Tom Cochrun who writes the blog Light Breezes and I worked together for a few years back in the late 60's/early 70's. Here's how Tom looked when I first met him at WIBC Radio in Indianapolis.
Sort of looks like a Latin salsa musician, doesn't he?
Okay, just to make it up to him, here's how I looked in the previous year.
This was taken in Miami Beach at the 1968 Republican National Convention. I don't remember who the guy on the left was but he has a look on his face as if he's thinking "Oh, god, here I am covering an important political convention and I have my picture taken with this bozo in a Nehru jacket!"
Well, Tom and I covered a lot of politics in our days in broadcasting. But this year's Republican primaries so far make me just a bit envious of the Chuck Todd's and the Jake Tapper's of today's news circus. Seems to me like they're having way too much fun. But then I remember the hours spent every day, the lack of sleep, the occasional hangovers, the lousy food, and I'm glad all I have to do is read about it in the newspapers and watch it on t.v.