Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hi; i just read this post. I am subscribed to a linked in group for bloggers to share their posts. Very seldom does a post make me feel so much emotion. You can hear her love for books and her passion for putting them in the hands of young kids. If you don't tear up after reading it, there is something wrong with you. You should really check it out. thanks, Max Not Otherwise Specified: My Weekend Trip to Atlanta

Not Otherwise Specified: My Weekend Trip to Atlanta: Most of my work days are spent here at my desk at home, copy editing scholarly books, usually on topics of education. It's interesting w...

Calliope Corner episode 2 the sky coaster from opryland

Hello again; Today, I am happy to announce that I have finally completed episode two of the midway's video showcase. I am continuing to call it the calliope corner until something better comes along. However, that name is starting to grow on me. This time the video is about the sky coaster ride that used to b at Opryland Theme Park in Nashville Tennessee.

photo of 173 ft. sky coaster taken while still on location at opryland theme park in nashville tennessee

And like the first episode, the show features a video provided by the ride's owner along with background information and my own personal commentary about the attraction. You can watch the entire show by clicking the link below. It lasts about sixteen minutes all together. Or if you prefer, you can scan down to where it says riding the sky coaster and play just the ride video. I hope you enjoy it.

What Is A Sky Coaster?

2nd actual photo of the sky coaster from opryland

For those of you who aren't familiar with these attractions a sky coaster is a ride where passengers are winched up to the top of a tower and then dropped off of it. They then swing back and forth at the end of a steel cable until gravity brings them to a stop. It is meant to give people the illusion of flight. And who among us hasn't dreamt of or pretended to fly like one of the super heroes.

My first google video hangout tune in next week

Hello again; As many of you know I am not easily satisfied with my efforts to help my clients sell their equipment. I am always looking for some additional edge or new technique that will lead to more successful sales. So, this week I decided to try a google video hangout for the first time. I thought I would share my experience using this system as a blind computer user and business owner.

Why Try A Google Plus Video Hangout?

Recently, I was reading an article about how google hangouts especially video hangouts could be a great way to grow your business. It got me to thinking about how many of my clients have asked me if I would be attending the next major trade show hoping to meet me in person and put a face and voice with the name. And how I have regretted not being able to attend any of these trade shows or conventions yet. I also thought about the many people who have recently commented about how I am an inspiration to them, and I thought this might be a chance fore them to meet me and ask questions. It might give me a chance to further encourage and motivate some people who just need a little shot of positive energy. so I thought I could help myself and maybe help some other people at the same time.

A blind person's experience with Pinterest

Hello friends! Recently, I have been working on an interview with a friend of mine who runs a blog about writing called Wording Well. Her name is Lorraine Reguly, and we will shortly be co-authoring a post about yours truly. She has encouraged me to be more open about the fact that I am blind and share some more about how I manage my life in general and this website in particular. She was surprised that a blind person is on Pinterest much less that I seem to be building a following there and am actually using it to promote sales of amusement equipment and related items. She wanted to hear how I do this and thought I should write a post to share my experience with the rest of you. I hope you enjoy the post. I have never thought of anything I do as being all that special. However, the more that I interact with people the more I am realizing I am an inspiration to many of you. So, I am embracing that role and sharing some of how I do this with you. Feel free to forward any questions about me in particular or blind people in general. I like to think I am unique, but I'm sure I can help with any of your questions.

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Caliope Corner Episode 1 featuring a chance park model carousel

Hello again; This week I am proud to announce that I have finally recorded the first episode of The Midway Showcase which will be a regular show based on the amusement industry. The plan is to include interviews with industry leaders, visits to notable amusement based businesses, and the proper display of equipment available on the site. Like all things I do, the ultimate goal is to improve my chances of finding new homes for the rides, games, inflatables, vehicles, concessions machines, etc that have been entrusted to me.


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Chance Park Model Carousel


Chance Park Carousel 01


This week's featured item is a 1997 Chance Rides park model carousel for $89,999. The ride is in good mechanical and cosmetic condition. Its current owners had been operating it for about four years now. It has 14 horses and one chariot. According to the manufacturer's specifications