ODDS & ENDS

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Things I Learned On The Road In 2016

  Dubuqe, Iowa has the shortest and steepest railroad in the world. Kansas is less "flat" than Florida. The greatest public green space in Ameri...

How Pickleball Saved My Life

This article was originally featured in Pickleball Magazine. For most of my life I've been somewhere in the spotlight.  I started doing ads on the radio when...

Naples Bet On Pickleball Pays Off

Propped up against the door of my suite at Bellasera Hotel, the local newspaper has "Pickleball Tourney Worth Millions" splashed across its front page as I head...

Joplin Still Healing Five Years Later

Bringing up the 2011 tornado that tore apart this southern Missouri town brought visible emotion to residents I met during a recent stop in Joplin.  One girl st...

Hanging Out With A Country Music Legend

Jerry Bradley sits a foot away from me, in an old waiting room chair from the RCA Records building on Music Row in Nashville.  It's one of hundreds of objects h...

Otis Redding Still Thrives In Macon, GA

This year will mark 50 years since the tragic plane crash that killed legendary musician Otis Redding.  Mr. Redding was just 26 years old in 1967 and already a ...

Meeting The Muppets In Atlanta

When I was a child, Kermit The Frog was my hero.  Watching Jim Henson's most popular creation hosting The Muppet Show probably inspired me to become a host, ent...

13 Fun Animal Experiences On The Road

One of the things I never really considered when I started Bill On The Road was how many animals I'd get to encounter during my stops in cities across the count...

On The Road With WICKED

Big trucks, gobs of wire and more crates than you can count.  It's organized chaos at the Fox Theater in Saint Louis as the hit musical WICKED rolls into town f...

Two Great Families One Small Town.

Cambridge, Ohio is no different than any other small town around the country.  And in every small town - people know people. During my recent visit to southe...