I took off today to enjoy this beautiful weather. I must say it has paid off. ahhhhhhhhhh. Now for the good news. No. Lets make that GREAT news! Under the expert guidance of Bryan Hoerner, AKA Coonie, the Second Annual Clear Lake Shores BBQ Cook-Off made damn near one thousand U.S. Dollars. Yep, after bills your club cleared $957.92! That is second only to the Thanksgiving Dinner. Next time you see Bryan out and about give him a big thumbs up and say thanks. And it's not just Coonie who gets the accolades. We had a lot of great help out there to keep things organized and flowing. Do I even need to mention all the great cooks that signed up? I mean, after all they are the reason you came out right? Last but not least Thanks to all who came out. It's your money we took home and I hope you feel like you got your moneys worth. Looks like we have a brand new tradition.
From Neighbor Steve.
See the Space Station
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This from Friend and Neighbor Phillis
My Uncle and Father passed away from this disease. My sister and I have had a kidney transplant due to this disease. Help me fight this disease for my nephew who has it and my daughter who was diagnosed with it last October. Also help me fight it before I have Grandchildren diagnosed with it.
This year, along with thousands of others across the country, I am walking to end polycystic kidney disease (PKD), one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in America and millions worldwide. There is currently no treatment or cure for PKD.
That's why I'm writing to you today – to ask for your support. Please consider making a donation to help me raise money for the PKD Foundation, the leading organization solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. We are devoted to finding the treatments that will allow millions of people to live longer, healthier lives.
Last year, Walk participants raised $1.8 million to benefit the PKD Foundation to help provide education and support services, both online and in local communities, so those living with PKD don't have to face it alone. Seventy-nine cents of every dollar raised supports research, education and support services, and advocacy and awareness programs. Because of your generosity, we are able to do the mission-critical work that so many PKD patients and families rely on.
* Two new drug candidates are being reviewed through our Drug Repurposing Program. They are in the initial screening stage to determine if there is potential to continue preclinical testing.
* The PKD Foundation is once again accepting research grant proposals. In early 2014, we will announce funding of grants focused on the basic science of PKD and the development of PKD therapies. The Foundation has previously funded more than 500 research grants from 1984 to 2009. We anticipate that 12, two-year grants will be awarded for $80,000 per year (per grant).
Please help us keep the momentum going. As someone whose life has been touched by PKD, this cause is very close to my heart.
You can make a secure donation online by following the link below. Please make your tax-deductible gift in support of the PKD Foundation Walk for PKD. Your generosity has never meant more than it does right now.
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support PKD Foundation
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Now for the, well it's not bad news really as much as it's stupid news. Now the dumb bastards in Washington D.C. think they can close the ocean. No it's not a typo. What does that say about an organization that thinks they can close the Ocean. Fire every last one of them folks. November is not that far away. And when it gets here I'm going to re run some of this stupid shit just as a reminder of the gall. Go here for more
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab