Friday, November 18, 2011

Gail is my life!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Observations on October 14th, 2011

If I could capture my racing thoughts this morning, It would mean that I have finally gotten over my blog wall.  I used to journal every morning, regardless of when I awoke.  Then something happened that prevented me from sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings with anyone.  I became almost reclusive.  My days became more simple than I can remember.  I developed the attitude that there is just nothing that can be done about the state of my community, my state government, and hence the national destiny.  I can't really say that I had given up, but coming out of that attitude is more difficult than I had imagined.
I am told by my closer allies that I look too much into current events for my own good.  My question is:
"If one doesn't like what he sees, he ought to be able to change it."  This is simply a contradiction of everything I've been taught from the time I can remember who I was. Are we all not taught from birth that setting goals and attaining them is the primary path to success?  And yet, looking back from the place in life I am now, questions arise as to this simple premise.  The obstacles in front of attainment were not addressed, because the complexity of the future was beyond the perception of those laying the groundwork for the child at the time.
Now, skipping to the present moment, would I be irresponsible to question where the world is going?  Oh, believe me, I am well versed in the contradicting philosophies governing the relevance of an individual and his effect on the world.  Can one person have an effect on change for the better?  If rampant greed has set the stage for a worldwide breakdown, then ought one begin by harnessing his own tendency towards this deadly sin?  In other words, how much effect does one individual have on what he witnesses that feels like he is prewired to oppose?
These are just some of the questions and issues that wake me up in the middle of the night.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New iBook release!!!

We at Take A Stand Marketing have recently epublished a book that we know is changing lives. It's title is, "Inner Strength Inner Peace" Life-Changing Lessons from the World's Greatest, by Tim McClellan. This is one of the most potent and inspirational readings for Junior High Athletes, because so many of us have grandchildren and would love to influence their lives in a positive way. Gail and I have recently started a new ePublishing business, and this is one of our first launches. If I could get a copy of this book into the hands of every Junior High School student in the country, the inspirational value would be just plain fantastic. I am a grandparent myself, and giving this book to my grandson Chase Morgan Mestas, age 10, who is a Pee Wee Football Quarterback, felt so good that I can't explain it. Giving our grandchildren the right mentors is so huge I don't have the words to explain the sensation. Please!!! Do it NOW! Tim McClellan is clearly one of the best personal trainers of the Greatest Athletes of our time, and his first book is now available at iTunes iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Having begun my new blog, I am having a bit of a time deciding what I want to blog about.  Actually, there are so many ideas that I want to share that the hard part is where to start.  Further, I guess I have a deep need to discover folks who think the way I do.  Don't we all have this need?
My motivation is probably driven by the fact that I just finished my acceptance by AARP Secure Horizons Medicare.  Coming up on one's 65th birthday can kinda stir ya up.  All kinds of questions are gaining importance and many experiences I have been blessed with are loosing potency.  

Friday, August 19, 2011

Well, here it is Friday, August 19th, 2011, and I'm up at 2 a.m. again.  Seems like I stir about the same time these days.  I awoke with a sense that I need to have the courage to tell my story to a larger web of folks.  You see, my story isn't unique, but I still don't feel like I've done the good I was meant to do during my lifetime.  I am quite aware that there are many guys just like me that might like to reveal the truth about how their lives unfolded as well.  So, here goes.
The is a possibility that viewing the movie, "The Company Men", starring Kevin Cosner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Craig T. Nelson triggered this expose, but with as complex as my brain has become, I probably won't know that clearly.  The fact is clear to me that I have had a deep need to "come clean" about the thoughts and feelings that have haunted me for a lifetime.  I, like many men, still seek to find absolute truth.
I'm not convinced that going all the way back to my childhood, thereby unravelling every potential psychological or behavioral root is the best way to come to a sense of spiritual purification.  Telling my story probably is the best way to find what I'm looking for...
The truth about my various endeavors, jobs, careers, including many successes and failures, resumes, is that there is a common hidden secret between the lines.  And, I'm not convinced that I'm alone with this secret.
So, the continuation of this blog will attempt to include the most honest account of how I could still be of sound mind and have survived over 40 years in the college of life.