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Optimistic Philosophies & Views

The Wisdoms Project

and read” the hourly news him- self. I bought some coffee and donuts, got myself invited into the station and spent a number of weekend nights ripping the long sheets of news off the Associated Press teletype machine, doing a little editing and organizing and handing them to Bruce for him to read every hour. One night (very late, as in 4:00am), Bruce finally let me read the news on the air.


was good at it…it was a great thrill...and I was off and run- ning.

As my friends all went By E.D. Isaacs

Opportunity Opportunities are nice, but can

be harmful….unless you care- fully select the ones on which you are going to spend your pre- cious resources. Opportunities are nice, but can be useless ….unless you apply the imagina- tion, preparation and will neces- sary to turn them into beneficial realities.

Once upon a time (spring of 1960 as I was graduating from high school) in a land far, far away (deep in the heart of Texas….San Antonio, actually), I decided to make opportunity come a-knockin’! I was intrigued with the No. 1

Top 40 radio station (KTSA) in town and wanted to see if broad- casting was as fun as it sound- ed. I knew that on Fridays and Saturdays, the all-night deejay (Bruce Hathaway) would “rip

American Philharmonic Continued from page 10

means to enjoy classical music. To this end, complimentary tick- ets are made available for those that need them; these must be requested at least 10 days before each concert. All ticket prices are kept moderate. Ticket prices are $15 pre-

mium reserved seating, $10 gen- eral, and $5 student under 18. Individual or season tickets may be purchased at the APSC web- site,, or by calling (707) 206-6775.

away to college, I stayed in town and spent the next four years attending three local colleges (to get the courses I wanted) while broadcasting news and music programs 20-40 hours per week. That investment in some cof- fee, donuts and all-nighters led me to a most enjoyable career in radio; TV production; corpo- rate, retail and brand marketing; and advertising agency work. Knocking on that radio station door late one night sure helped me live happily ever after.

Pessimists see failure in every opportunity. Winston Churchill

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of

misfortune or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill

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person will make more opportunities

than they find. Francis Bacon

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Big Eight MVP athletes, five All-Americans, numerous All State, NorCal and Big Eight Conference players, as well as two winners of Commitment to Excellence, which rewards the combination of leadership, aca- demic and athletic excellence. “Kelly Wood has been an abso- lutely amazing volleyball coach for us over her tenure, but more important to me as an Athletic Director, she’s been an abso- lutely fantastic role model for our young women,” said SRJC Athletics Director Jim Forkum. “While I’m disappointed for our program to lose such a quality coach, I’m ecstatic about Kelly’s potential to be an outstanding NCAA coach.” Wood said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Santa Rosa Junior College, both as an athlete and as a coach. I am looking forward to moving on to Humboldt State, but will always remember my time at SRJC.” SRJC expects to name a new women’s volleyball

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