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Nothing Could Be Finer

I'm just back from North Carolina. Great weekend getaway trip.

It was a brilliant Charlotte weekend. Cool, crisp air. Leaves doing their autumnal thing. I was there to hang with friends and specifically to see my friend Soontaree (yes, the cancer survivor) perform. She is a member of the
TopCats, the Carolina Panthers cheerleading squad. And she rocks. She was this week's spotlight cheerleader on the Panthers website and in the souvenir program. I've always enjoyed watching friends do their thing, but this was particularly sweet. It's amazing and inspiring to see Soontaree getting the maximum out of life! Go on, girl!

The game was a wash, although our endzone seats meant we saw all of scoring (Thanks, Soontaree). And we got to see Soontaree cheer and dance her butt off! But the Panthers, led by Vinny Testaverde, were beaten at home by the lowlier Atlanta Falcons, 13-20. It was cool to see the ancient Morten Anderson kick for the Falcons. Saw him as a tot back at Michigan State games with my Dad. Of course, I had to rep the team colors.

Being Veteran's Day, the Panthers honored two Congressional Medal Of Honor winners. Wow. One from Vietnam, the other fought in the Battle of the Bulge. They also honored two members of the Tuskeegee Airmen. As we were waiting for Soontaree to exit the stadium, I had a chance to wave to the Airmen as they left and shout "thank you." They both looked so thrilled to be recognized. I got chills.

Back to work.
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