Monthly Archives August 2017

The Promise That Is Jerry Lewis

  9 Decades of laughs.  How is it even possible? Jerry Lewis’ passing this weekend left me reeling and unable to process the influence this man made on my career. Jerry is the reason I, as a physical, visual act, have a career.  Without him, my kind of comedy never becomes cool, guys from Red Skelton & Jonathan Winters, to Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, wouldn’t have made sense to us.  Because we had Jerry it did. In 2003 my wife sent in a long shot submission for my appearance on the MDA Telethon.  It was in the beginning stages
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The Promise To Do The Little Things

  Have you ever rented a car for a couple hundred dollars, only to realize you didn’t need to rent one since you barely put any miles on it? As you’re returning the car you realize the tank clearly says FULL, and you can in complete honesty say, “The tank’s full”, if they ask. I realized I had this simple devious thought and then it occurred to me this is breaking the Promise to myself to always do the little things that matter, even if it is something of a pointless fill up worth just over $1.00, it means something
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The Promise to Stand for Something

  Celebrities, Entertainers, Hollywood types and Athletes who offer their opinions on political matters are highly criticized and often told to keep their mouths shut.  I am not on their level of celebrity or knowledge, and don’t claim to comprehend enough about politics to make any real difference on that end, and am simply one small voice in the crowd. Yet in response to what occurred in the events last weekend in Charlottesville, VA, I can’t just sit back and not say anything.  I ask my readership’s forgiveness for even bringing anything political to the forefront, but I feel it
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The Promise of Consistency

  The companies you know, love, and trust are consistent in their delivery of keeping Promises. Think of the brands you keep returning to, because you know exactly what you’re going to get. For me, Delta, has been an airline I can depend on, they help me solve challenges with delays and issues, consistently proving their value, and then my loyalty is rewarded with better seats and a finer experience. Same with Marriott, JEEP, Apple, Hale Centre Theatre, and even my Church!   Consistency is the key to their success, doing the same proven formula over and over and over.
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The Promise of Being Helpful

  Let me tell you a little story. We bought a brand new motorhome in June 2017 due to our old motorhome having a generator issue that couldn’t be resolved in time for us to keep our scheduled trip. A generator in a motorhome is only secondary in importance to the actual engine.  It provides A.C. to the kids in the back, allows you to cook, keeps the fridge on, all the things you buy a motorhome for are able to function because of the generator. Now imagine you have just driven 6,000 miles across the USA over 6 weeks,
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