Saturday, January 01, 2011

My Buddy Alan

Back in 1972, as I was finishing my junior year at Wilde Lake High School, Alan Jones transferred in from Sherwood High School in MoCo. His parents had purchased a townhouse in Tidesfall in Bryant Woods.

It didn’t take long for us to become fast friends. Alan had an interest in student government and at that time I was running the student government. Before long we were also doing the morning announcements together, promoting ourselves as Radio Free Wilde Lake.

We’ve stayed in touch over the years and by some funny twist of fate we now live within a mile of each other. That of course makes it easier to still hang out sometimes.

One of Alan’s favorite sayings, when there is really nothing left to say, is “and then there’s that…”

That’s where we stole the name of the podcast from. Alan has expressed outrage over this blatant theft of what he considers to be one of his trademarks. This particular outrage usually manifests itself when we’re otherwise enjoying a bottle of wine together.

When we were unable to get David Anderson for our New Years Eve podcast, we decided to invite Alan. We figured we owed him at least that. Not surprisingly, we had a great time.

You can listen to the latest episode of “and then there’s that…” here.
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