Monthly Archives April 2018

The Mormon and the Jewish Rabbi

  I hadn’t been done 10 minutes with my performance at the Rabbi’s retirement party in Tampa, Florida, when one of the older Jewish congregation members came up to me and asked in her thick New York accent, “Are you really a Mormon from Utah?”   “Yes, ma’am I am,” I smiled in reply. “Well I’ve never seen a Mormon perform at a Jewish Temple, this was quite the unforgettable experience!  Thank you for the laughs, you’re like a throwback to Sammy Davis Jr and you’re a doll.”  As Dr. Seuss said, “Oh The Places You’ll Go!” Nearly 2 years ago,
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In What Ways Are You Like Hemingway?

    Video of this message if you prefer to watch   I’m writing to you from Key West, FL. When people think of Key West they mostly think of key lime pie, which I am sorry to say, I can’t even stomach. However, when I saw on my calendar I was booked to be in Key West I thought of only one name: Hemingway! About a decade ago I first visited Ernest Hemingway’s home here with my wife and our friends.  Today I enjoyed the tour once again and am inspired. He is one of the great prolific writers
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The Hype That is Hamilton

  You know you are in for a treat when 10 minutes into a musical you have learned more about American History than you learned in 4 years of high school. Hearing about this production, and unable to get tickets for the past few years, our family finally had the chance to attend Hamilton this week. It lived up to the hype (it has been called the greatest show ever created), even though I wanted it to be proven wrong (how could something be as good as everyone claims?), and made me ponder how often we experience a “Hamilton” in
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A Look Inside My Private Jet

  The $6,330 Promise   When was the last time you had to throw down $6,330 to charter a jet one way to make it to an event you promised you’d be at?   Yes, this happened to me this very week.   2 months ago my wife and I were planning our vacation to Grand Cayman Island, where coincidentally and miraculously, we had landed two events back to back with two different clients between the Westin and the Ritz Carlton, on April 9 and April 11, respectively.  As we were planning our week long trip to scuba and explore
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How Much Do You Give?

  Do you give money to the kid knocking at your door for the band trip, football team, or scout troop? Do you give food to the person asking from the street? Do you give your time when asked to fulfill a calling? Do you give by looking for ways to serve your partner at home that will lighten their burden? Do you give praise to great service, as well as the person who is struggling to make it through their day? Do you give the right of way to the impatient driver looking to enter your lane? Do you
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