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Vol. 89 “Respect”- Dad

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Happy Father’s Day Dad and to Fathers everywhere.

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More Gifts From Dad…

Vol 66 “Don’t Burn The House Down”-Dad  Click To Hear “Don’t Burn The House Down

Vol 67 “Commander In Chief”-Dad  Click To Hear “Commander In Chief”

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Vol. 88 “Day One”- Southern Living At Home

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June 11, 2016, marks 15 years to the day I walked into Southern Progress Corporation as the National Director of Sales for their new Direct Selling division Southern Living at Home.  Who could know what lay out ahead for all of us who were blessed by this fleeting phenomenon.  Today hear the story of how I choked on my first day.

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Vol. 87 “Gentleman, Scholar, Drummer”- Neil Peart

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It is hard to imagine a man with so much talent, so much intellect, and so much thoughtfulness came out of Rock & Roll fame.  Neil Peart is no ordinary Rock Star!

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Vol. 86 “With Who?”- The Shack

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It is exactly 30 years ago my childhood/lifetime friends and I built a shack in the woods.  What a cherished chapter in our lives, what it still says today.

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Vol. 85 Pt. 2 “Free To Be Me”- Mother

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The song “Mother” by Pink Floyd is a quiet conversation between a young boy and his Mom.  He feeling fear is full of questions and she offering her loving, guiding reassurance that only Mom can give.

Today I share my rendition of this song, my gift to Mom, honoring those conversations she had with me growing up that are a foundation for the freedom to be me, for a life well lived full of joy, for the music that plays in me because of her and for the love I have for Mom.  Happy Mother’s Day…I Love you Mom!

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Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb?
Mother, do you think they’ll like this song?
Mother, do you think they’ll try to break my balls?
Ooooh aah, mother, should I build the wall?

Mother, should I run for president?
Mother, should I trust the government?
Mother, will they put me in the firing line?
Ooooh aah, is it just a waste of time?

Hush now, baby, baby, don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly but she might let you sing
Mama’s gonna keep baby cosy and warm

Ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe
Of course Mama’s gonna help build the wall

Mother, do you think she’s good enough…for me?
Mother, do you think she’s dangerous…to me?
Mother, will she tear your little boy apart?
Oooh Ma, mother, will she break my heart?

Hush now, baby, baby, don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna check out all your girlfriends for you
Mama won’t let anyone dirty get through
Mama’s gonna wait up till you get in
Mama will always find out where you’ve been
Mamma’s gonna keep baby healthy and clean

Ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe
You’ll always be a baby to me

Mother, did it need to be so high?

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Vol. 85 “Free To Be Me”- Mom

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Mom always supported who I wanted to be rather than who she wanted me to be and it was Mom who shared the gift of music.  I remember her buying me one of my first albums “The Wall” by Pink Floyd back in third grade.  In honor of her, as well as all Moms this Mother’s Day, and her 45 years of love and support I have recorded the song “Mother” from “The Wall” that I’ll share with you in a special post this Sunday.  Happy Mother’s Day…I love you Mom.

In the meantime please enjoy meeting my Mom in this week’s message “El Capitan”.

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Vol. 84 “My Bad: The Striped Bass”

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Hear the story about a financial mistake I made as a young Sales Executive with Southern Living At Home, entertaining a group of Sales Representatives and their spouses.

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Hear about other “My Bad” moments I’ve made and lived through at:

Click To Hear “My Bad:Worst Speech Ever”

Click To Hear “My Bad: Courtney Leaves Johnstown”

Click To Hear “My Bad: The Motorhome”

Click To Hear “My Bad:Did Not Recognize You”-Josh Groban

Click To Hear “My Bad:Courtney’s Birthday”

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Vol. 68 “Standing On Tradition”-Mel Awes

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Mel Awes has been a Boss, Friend, Mentor and Business Partner for 17 years.  Our list of experiences, stories and adventures is long, so Mel will make numerous appearances in the “Your A Gift” series.  Today explores the gift of tradition.

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Vol. 67 “Commander In Chief”-Dad

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In March 2004 my Dad and I had the opportunity to meet President Bush on the South Lawn of the White House.  Today I tell the tale of how my Dad, in that situation, was “Commander In Chief”.

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Vol. 66 “Don’t Burn The House Down”-Dad

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This week and next week I’m proud to share two tales about my Dad and a few of the many gifts he has given me in my 45 years.  Next week you’ll hear the tale of my Dad greeting President Bush on the White House lawn.  This week you’ll come to know my Dad’s reasonableness and how it launched my first business.  Thanks Dad…

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