Joe Biden’s relevant political timeline

The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has been in politics for most of his adult life – 47 years. Check out some of the most relevant landmarks of his political career below. I’ve also included parts of his personal life in the timeline, as I would imagine some *Hunter Biden* will pop up during some or all of the debates.

I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.

Joe Biden

November 7, 1972 – wins a seat in the Senate, age 29 years old, sworn in after his 30th birthday

June 17, 1977 – marries Jill Jacobs

June 9, 1987 – declares a run for U.S. President

September 23, 1987 – withdraws Presidential run amid accusations of speech plagiarism

February 1988 – has surgery for first brain aneurysm

May 1988- another surgery for second aneurysm – Jill Biden: “Our doctor told us there was a 50-50 chance Joe wouldn’t survive surgery. He also said that it was even more likely that Joe would have permanent brain damage if he survived. And if any part of his brain would be adversely affected, it would be the area that governed speech.”

January 31, 2007 – declares 2nd run for U.S. President

January 3, 2008 – withdraws Presidential run

August 22, 2008 – named as running mate for Barack Obama

November 4, 2008 – elected Vice President with Obama as President

November 6, 2012 – re-elected as VP with Obama as President

May 2014 – Hunter, Joe’s 2nd son, becomes board member of Burisma Holdings (a Ukraine gas company)

May 2014 – Joe Biden has Ukrainian prosecutor removed from office, possibly related to Burisma Holdings

May 5, 2015 – son Beau dies of brain cancer

October 2015 – decides not to run for U.S. President for election in 2016

January 12, 2017 – presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barak Obama

April 25, 2019 – announces 3rd run for U.S. President

August 11, 2020 – names Kamala Harris as his Vice President

November 3, 2020 – ??

In a couple of months the last date on this timeline will be known, but until then, thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Paddling the Harpeth River – part 2

Friends paddled the Harpeth recently, so here’s batch 2 of the photos from that day. Thanks for stopping by! Check out the first round of photos here.

Be sure to check back in soon for another set of photos from this great trip down the Harpeth River, Nashville, Tennessee.

-Out of the Wilderness

Gap TV ad featuring “Come Together” by…

In a country that seems clearly divided, you might say the company Gap is trying to close the gap with their new series of ads featuring people of all colors and styles. Check out one of the ads here:

The well-known song is “Come Together,” made famous by a band called The Beatles. It was released in 1969 and has since been covered by just about everyone. The version used in these ads is by Kristina Train, a cover she released in 2020.

Check her website out here and be sure to follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. What do you think of the ads? Do they help in unifying a nation that is in a bit of cat fight at the moment?

-Out of the Wilderness

Paddling the Harpeth River, Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville has had some float-errific days recently so you know what that means– paddle time! A few months ago I kayaked on Percy Priest Lake, but this adventure was a 9-mile kayak/SUP trip down the Harpeth River in west Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the first batch of photos below. Posting more soon, so come back to see more 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back soon for more photos from this trip!

-Out of the Wilderness

In-game slam dunks I may not ever forget

The top dunk for me will always be Michael Jordan breaking in after a Scottie Pippen free throw. Out of nowhere Jordan pops in the picture and leaps up to slam dunk the missed foul shot. It was amazing.

I almost can’t even finish this post because just… wow. But I won’t leave you hanging like that. Here is another one from a few weeks ago from Lebron James. Go to 0:50 in this video. He has a couple of alley-oops in this clip, but the dunk in the middle is the one I’ll remember.

Now this last one is from the mid-90s. A college player named Bob Sura played for Florida State University and I’ll never forget the particular game when, on two breakaways, Bob Sura dunked one-handed with his right hand. Then on his next breakway, dunked one-handed with his left hand. I was in awe. Hopefully I can find the clip. Standby…

OK, here’s a right handed dunk at 1:06:15.

OK, I can’t find the left-handed dunk but in my defense this was before the internet so it’s difficult to find!!

Wrapping up, those are my top 3 most memorable dunk moments. Do you have any favorites? If so, comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness