S T E L L A…..

OK, I was doing my Marlon Brando impression. (If you put the recording at 1:18, you will hear the famous  Stella call.) Too bad you couldn’t hear it my impression; it was pretty good! If you would like,  I will do it next time I talk to you or see you.

Speaking of Stella, isn’t she the cutest thing?  I took this picture on her 2nd Birthday on Monday, Oct 29.

When I started my blog 6.5 years ago (can you believe I have been doing this for 6.5 years), I thought I would be taking about what I was doing and the struggles I was still incurring.  Then, Stella was born…and I have a new purpose in life.

Do you understand what I am saying?  I didn’t, until Stella was born.  Previous, it was all about work; I needed that status fix. Then after Stella was born, life had a brand new meaning.  It was all about HER. No problem; you probably won’t understand until it happens to you.

I have come to the realization, that I can not do what I used to do and that my day to day tasks are limited..and I am OK with that.  I work with Jill daily and I really feel blessed with everyday that I have…especially when we go to pick up Stella.

So I wanted to celebrate her birthday …two days ago…with a few quick photos. Again, it’s not what I wanted to write about…but I can’t help it!

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t believe I was SO SUCCESSFUL last week!

I can’t believe I was SO SUCCESSFUL last week!  When I asked people to fill out the “Pink Sheet” …

58 responded…almost HALF of my audience…and this didn’t include the people that heard me talk before!

I really don’t believe it.  Jill and I are blessed with this strong following of insurance agents who love to hear our story.  So, this leads me to another year in the speaking circuit.

Don’t get me wrong;  you, most likely,  WILL NOT hear me talk.  My wife limits the amount of speeches I deliver each year because we are helping raise our granddaughter, Stella.

Our beautiful daughter… had this beautiful girl … and we feel blessed to have both of them living in our home.  Do you see  what I mean?

I hope to see you next year as I speak to MORE insurance agents!

Tim Curry Relies on His Humor While Recovering From Stroke

tim-curry-july-stroke-ftrNotice a difference in the facial expresssion?

PHOTO: Tim Curry arrives at The Actors Funds 19th Annual Tony Awards viewing party held at Skirball Cultural Center, June 7, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Nearly three years after suffering a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound, actor Tim Curry made a rare appearance on the red carpet Sunday at the 19th annual Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles.

The veteran Broadway and film actor received the organization’s lifetime achievement award.

“I’m doing well and I’m looking forward to it,” the 69-year-old actor told Los Angeles magazine prior to the party. “I’ve done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it’s a marvelous organization. I hope not to have to use it.”

The Actors Fund is a social services organization that supports professional entertainers.

While recovering from his stroke, Curry has relied on his sense of humor, which he called “absolutely vital.”

“It’s not tough to maintain,” he told the magazine. “It is just part of my DNA.”

Curry’s storied career on Broadway includes roles in “Spamalot,” “My Favorite Year” and “Travesties,” as well as his iconic turn on stage and screen as Frank ‘n’ Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The star said he looks back on the role “with a sort of bemused tolerance.”

“It’s neither a blessing nor a curse. I was lucky to get it,” he told the magazine.

He’s also grateful to be recognized for his lifetime of work.

“It means that it just sort of solidifies the kind of work the American acting community has given me for years now,” he said. “I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now.”

No more speeches after Tuesday…


I am sad to see the year end.  We had a good year with 45 speeches.  Next year I hope will be even better.

We have a lot to be thankful for:

  • Good Health.  In fact, Jill is seeing out of BOTH her eyes now.  It is amazing.
  • Fantastic Friendship.  Everywhere we went, people just seemed very warm and friendly.
  • Blessed.  We feel blessed to meet all these amazing people in our daily lives.

Does it get better than that? I don’t think so.

We are taking a few week off and we will see you in January.   In the mean time, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Birthday!

Wow…I can’t believe it is my 57the birthday already!   I thought my birthday ENDED at 51 years-the year I had the stroke. But I was blessed to live a few years longer…

– Watching my small kids grow up to be charming adults

– Looking at my wife publishing a book on all that had happened

– Doing my Trivia each day on my voicemail

– Saying THANK YOU to the more than 60 emails wishing me a Happy Birthday

You don’t realized how GOOD you have it…until it stops.  Maybe its the stroke, but I DO recognize this and I am THANKFUL to all those involved. God Bless you all!

 

 

 

We are one step closer

Jill+Gordon-129Look, we now have a photo of the two of us!

I don’t want to say anything, but who do you think looks better?  OK, fine.  Jill looks FABULOUS!  I look at her…and I am so amazed she married me.  I feel blessed to have her.

Next, is the book cover. We will call David tomorrow and get that going.   Isn’t this exciting? Can you TELL I am excited about this?

We had a re-do on our web site.  Instead of being 2 sites, 2 languages, we are now 1 site (WORDPRESS).  And now I have the ability to host my book….and that is ALMOST complete.

We are one step closer

Jill+Gordon-129Look, we now have a photo of the two of us!

I don’t want to say anything, but who do you think looks better?  OK, fine.  Jill looks FABULOUS!  I look at her…and I am so amazed she married me.  I feel blessed to have her.

Next, is the book cover. We will call David tomorrow and get that going.   Isn’t this exciting? Can you TELL I am excited about this?

We had a re-do on our web site.  Instead of being 2 sites, 2 languages, we are now 1 site (WORDPRESS).  And now I have the ability to host my book….and that is ALMOST complete.