"Sound Beats Print ... Pictures Beat Sound"

Saturday, August 26, 2006


The only thing I learned in college.

I had a work study grant in college. 3 days a week I worked in the ceramics lab with George Soco. George had been tricked into coming to Texas Tech by the administration there. George wasn't happy about that. They promised him a modern lab to teach glass blowing to grad students, he ended up in the government surplus barracks teaching education majors ceramics.

Everyday when I showed up, my first duty was to ride my bike to the student union and get Prof. Soco 5 packs of Marlboro green 100's. Then my day could begin. On days we emptied the kilns after a firing, he would stand by wearing a big asbestos glove. Should a particular ash tray or coffee cup catch his eye, he would step forward, take the offending object, and hurl it across the court yard into the barracks wall that contained offices of other art profs. The pile of broken bisque ware was 3 feet deep.

In the late April of 1970, while sitting in a biology lecture, something snapped in my head and I got up, rode my bike to the administration building and dropped out of Texas Tech. I was bound for Colorado. When I went by the ceramics lab to say good-bye Prof. Soco said the following:

" Bob, if you forget everything I've taught you remember this....No matter where you go, there you are."

Woo Hoo

First comment on first blog entry… how great is that?

Hello Bob, it is good to see that you are now Colorado 'Blogger' Bob.

Just remembere, "Wherever you blog… well… there you are."


What an honor...I can't think of anyone better to lose my virginity to.


Even after #2,000, make every one of them think they are the first!

I hope that good old Fritzy Boy doesn't find out about your new blog. If that is the case, ignore the previous rule.

I cannot wait to see what direction are you going to take with this blog. One thing is for sure it is going to be good.

I have got you linked to make my navigation to your site easier.


I have a can of troll-be-gone....Industrial Formula

Welcome to the blog fold. Great first article.


Well done. I can't wait for the dailies because your stories are wonderful and fulling in my life.

congratulations mi amigo. your picture looks more like a mexicano tambien mio.

I liked that story.

yo soy Horsedooty!

Hey CBob...
Just dropping by to say congrats...

love the story...my best friend is a potter....she specializes in crystaline glazes...

c'b - Good to see you! What a great story. Hope to read more of your life's journey; I'll bet you've bet you've seen some interesting things.

Great first post, Colorado Bob.

It can get addicting.

Is that you or him? *S*


Post a Comment

Links to this post

Create a Link