Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Blast from the Past



Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He
Probably made as many, or more important
Decisions regarding our nation's history as
Any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him.
However, a measure of his greatness may rest on
What he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died
Was the house he lived in, which was
In Independence Missouri .
His wife had inherited the house from her
Mother and father and other than their
Years in the White House, they lived their
Entire lives there.
When he retired
From office in 1952, his income was
A U.S. Army pension reported to have
Been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting
That he was paying for his stamps and personally
Licking them, granted him an 'allowance'
And, later, a retroactive pension of
$25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower
Was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home
To Missouri by themselves. There
Was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate
Positions at large salaries, he declined,
Stating, "You don't want me. You want the
Office of the President, and that doesn't
Belong to me. It belongs to the American
People and it's not for sale."
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was
Preparing to award him the Medal of Honor
On his 87th birthday, he refused to accept
It, writing, "I don't consider that I have
Done anything which should be the reason
For any award, Congressional or otherwise."
As president he paid for all of his own
Travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new
Level of success in cashing in on the
Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.
Today, many in Congress also have found a way
To become quite wealthy while enjoying the
Fruits of their offices. Political offices
Are now for sale. 
Good old Harry Truman was correct
When he observed, "My choices in life were
Either to be a piano player in a whore house
Or a politician And to tell the truth,
there's hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!!


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Rules for the New Year


1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.

3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE=. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

DAILY THOUGHT:SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

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Happy New Year
Rick

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A word of warning


Be careful the ice can be treacherous!!!
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Rick

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

On writing

"The faster I write the better my output. If I'm
going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing
the words instead of being pulled by them."
~ Raymond Chandler

I find this to be the case, but when writing a novel, I've found that I have to write everyday. Even when I'm pushing. You can always fix it on the rewrite. 350 pages finished on Killer Cat. Hope to finish up soon.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Book Signing on 10/10/10

I'll be signing books at the Mockingbird Book Emporium in Vincennes tomorrow at noon EST with nine other author. Hope to see you there.
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

A quote

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."


John Wooden (1910-2010)
Head Basketball Coach
Indiana State University 1946-1948

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dont mess with Texas

A friend sent me a picture of this motorcycle he saw in Texas.
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Rick

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Don't Ask/ Don't Tell Please!!!


Congressman  Barney Frank models the new uniform for what he calls The Army of Tomorrow. One look at those legs and the enemy throws down their weapons. Unless they're French.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Angie Kelsheimer to appear on Plan B Radio with Rick

Tune in to Plan B Radio May 26, at  Haunted Voices Radio Network 8pm when Rick's Guest will be his wife Angie Kelsheimer as she discusses the healing qualities of gemstones. According to Angie...There is nothing a 3Karat Diamond won't heel. It ought to be a lot of fun.  

Village in Afganistan








This may be why they're having such hard time finding  Osama Bin Laden.
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Rick

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Ballad of Betsey Reed





Pulitzer Prize winning folk singer, David Hanners, wrote this song after reading "The Hanging of Betsey Reed." I enjoyed having David on Plan B Radio and hope to have him back in the future.


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Killer Cat Nearly Finished


Now that Summer is here, I have more time to write. I hope to have Killer Cat finished by August. Here is one of the sketches by Paul Spangler for possible cover art. I'll display the other versions as they come in.

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Rick


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good Dog


This is what I call a well trained dog!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

World's Smallest Horse


Sometimes the just aren't any words to describe a picture. I guess you could ride tall in the saddle.


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Rick

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Robinson Maroons Win State Championship!!!


Congratulations to the Robinson Maroons for winning their first Illinois State Basketball Championship. The Maroons bested Peoria Manual by a 76-68 score in overtime to claim the 2A title. It was Robinson's first appearance in the tittle game since 1916.


Go Maroons


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Author Jessica Jewett to appear on Plan B Radio With Rick

Join Rick Kelsheimer on Plan B Radio Wednesday March 10tha at 8pm cst/9pm est at www.hvrnc.com when his guest will be Author and Artist Jessica Jewett. Jessica will be talking about past life regression as she discusses her past lives. Don't miss a  single word. 

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Rick 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crawford County Speedway Reunion


The 1st Annual Crawford County Speedway Reunion was held at the Robinson Bowling Center last Saturday afternoon. Over two hundred people attended and a good time was had by all. The speedway was in operation from 1971 through 1978. Many of my teenage nights were spent in the bleachers in this picture. It goes to prove something I've known for a long time...Race fans are some of the best people on the planet.

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Rick

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Writer/Director Mary Wicca to Join Rick Kelsheimer on Plan B Radio

Join Rick Tonight on Plan B Radio when his guest will be Director/ Writer Mary Wicca. Mary will be discussing the release of her new movie "Witch Way." It was filmed in New England and is due be released in the summer of 2010. It sounds scary. Be sure to listen in on Kelsey Live, HVRN or rickkelsheimer.com. Show starts at 8pm cst/9pm est.

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Rick 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Birthplace of the Corn Dog


After learning about the Cozy Dog on the television show "Man vs Food," I couldn't help but stopping by the birthplace of the corn dog during my visit to Springfield on Friday. It's located on historic Route 66 on the south end of the city. The corn dogs were as advertised; a little bit of deep-fried heaven on a stick. I cant wait until my next visit.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

A quote


Better to appear stupid and keep your mouth shut, than to open it and remove all doubt. 
Mark Twain


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It's all the rage in home decore


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pulitzer Prize Winning Song Writer, David Hanners, to appear on Plan B with Rick Kelsheimer

Pulitzer Prize winning songwriter/ folksinger David Hanners is scheduled to appear on Plan B Radio, live and in studio on Wednesday April 14, at 8pm/cst. David will bring his guitar and sing songs from his latest CD, The Traveler's Burden.

Combining rich storytelling and uncomplicated melodies, David Hanners’ songs feature the kind of spot-on observational writing you might expect from a Pulitizer Prize winner, which he is. His writing has been compared favorably with John Prine, Bill Morrissey and Steve Earle.



His first CD, Nothingtown, was released in 2004 on the Mercy Recordings label. It was named a Critic's Year-end Top Ten selection by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His second CD, The Traveler's Burden, is due for release in December 2009.


David has earned a number of songwriting honors. He won the Minnesota Folk Festival's "New Folk" 2000 songwriting competition, and placed second in the prestigious "One Week Live" songwriting competition at Beaner's Central in Duluth in 2006. He was a finalist in the Great River Folk Festival's inaugural songwriting competition in 2009, and was chosen as an alternate for the Big Top Chautauqua songwriting competition.


He was born in Casey, a town of 2,900 in East Central Illinois. It is a farming community, and while it may look to the outsider like little more than corn and soybean fields, it is an area with a history of literature and music; a few miles to the east, James Jones wrote From Here to Eternity, and a few miles to the south is the hometown of folk legend Burl Ives. Most of David’s songs take place in his native Midwest or in Texas, where he lived for 17 years. For subject matter, he mines his own blue-collar small-town background, people he has met or his knack for finding obscure but noteworthy historical events.


He plays guitar and mandolin, and David has opened for national touring acts, including Tom Paxton, Bill Staines, Ellis Paul, Garnet Rogers and others.


His music has been featured onstage in Laura Lundgren-Smith's Digging Up the Boys, a play set in the 1930s South about three coal miners trapped underground. The play was entered in the 2007 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, a production of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
 
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Ruby Moon Houldson to appear live on Plan B with Rick

Join Rick Kelsheimer on Plan B Radio on Wednesday Night at 8pm cst/ 9pm est when his guest will be Author Ruby Moon Houldson. Dr Houldson is the author of over thirty books that range from paranormal romance to vampires, to angels to the Star Trek franchise. You can listen at www.hvrnc.com or Kelsey live or at www.rickkelsheimer.com

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Enough with the snow!!!


You know how I like to write about hangings. Here is the inspiration for my new book. "The Hanging of Frosty Reed"


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Rick

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Quote...

If at first you don't succeed...
...so much for sky diving.
Henny Youngman

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Author Cindy Miles to appear on Plan B with Rick Kelsheimer




Best Selling Author Cindy Miles will be appearing on Plan B Radio with Rick Kelsheimer on Wednesday February, 17 th at 8pm cst.

Watch the broadcast on HVRN or Kelseylive!!
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Rick

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter in New Harmony

Angie and I went to New Harmony for the weekend and just like last time, a snow storm went with us. Once again the town looked like a Courrier and Ives print. I wish we could have stayed longer, but the call of the bowling pins lured me home.

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