Monday, August 31, 2009


Avery's almost 8 months old. I haven't written much about her on here for a number of reasons, but I plan to keep a pretty regular updating schedule from this point forward (not always about the kid but she'll have her share of the spotlight.)

I started a new job about a month ago. Working with a start up company in Little Rock named HealthSpan Solutions. We manufacture an adult nutrition beverage called BeneVia. It is in the same category as Nestle's Boost and Abbot's Ensure but the protein blend in BeneVia (called ViaLeupro) is superior in every way to the 2 juggernauts of the category. Sales are really picking up as several of the nation's retail drug chains and grocery stores are carrying or will soon carry our product. Check out the website if you get a chance.

I've been thinking more and more lately about politics and governing. Of course, the current federal administration is doing everything I would advise them not to do. It seems as if I'm not the only "clinger" who is a little upset about an unreasonable agenda driven chief executive. In fact, people around here seem to be so upset that they are turning on their elected officials. For the first time, maybe ever, it appears that Senator Blanche Lincoln may actually be forced to compete based on her merit instead of just her willingness to throw large amounts of taxpayer funds into non-competetive Arkansas farms. The 2010 race for the senate seat she currently occupies is shaping up to be an interesting one. Some friends of ours are having a meet the candidate party next week for one of Lincoln's challengers named Curtis Coleman. Curtis seem like my kind of conservative so I plan to go and hear what he has to say. My hope is that he can say what needs to be said. I hope he will be willing to go even further than his friend, Governor Huckabee. America must have leaders willing to trumpet disciplined financial restraint. Otherwise, my daughter's generation will be forced to shoulder a fiscal burden that neither their parents nor grandparents had the guts to carry. We will see what Mr. Coleman has to say.

That's all for now. How about some pictures of the kid?


Megan said...

She is absolutely precious Alan. I have so enjoyed seeing pictures on Facebook of Avery with Mark. Your mom looks so happy.

If you get too sick of the politics, move out of the country. That is what we did. ;)

Deborah said...

So. Stinkin'. Cute.

Thanks for sharing. I've missed reading your blog. I don't "Facebook" like everyone else and their dog, so I've missed out on watching your little one grow (in pictures).