· Someone asked me the other day, “if you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?” My response was, “ME… why would I want to be anyone else…I’m happy with ME!”
· Papa Joe…Thanks for the memories, be certain to go to YouTube to listen to Phil Knight’s (Nike CEO) speech at Joe Paterno’s memorial…Simply marvelous!
· What am I presently reading? “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson and “Taking People with You” by David Novak. Both are providing me with valuable life lessons.
· I’ve always viewed life as a one act play.
· Did you know that “potato chips” was first introduced by a black man in 1853…YES… George Crum introduced them to the world.
· Do yourself a favor, purchase Etta James latest CD (album), “The Dream” – I’m loving it!
· Did you know Denzel Washington played on the basketball team at Fordham University?
· Rarely do I change planes in Chicago without purchasing a “Chicago Style Hot Dog” – Love them.
· Yes, Billy Crystal and Larry Brown (basketball coach) played on the same high school team.
· The most loyal human being in my life has been, Michael Jordan. You would be blessed to have a friend like him.
· Something I do at least twice a week…visit a bookstore.
· Silently, I’m rooting for Tiger Woods to return to his dominant positions his golf.
· A recent Pew Internet report states that 30% of adults own at least one tablet or e-book reader.
· Black History month is only relevant if we study, read, discuss and promote Black History.
· Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if each of us were our own role model?
· Don’t tell me you love me, show me…
· Confession – I cried during the last 10 minutes of the movie, The Help.
· There is so much I still have to learn, to do, to see, I’m fearful, I’ll run out of time.
· Two things you will always find in the left pocket of my pants, three writing pens and twenty five business cards. These are part of my relationship tool kit.
· One thing I know about you…you wish to be loved, appreciated and respected.
· ITS HAPPENED…I made the switch from the Blackberry to the iPhone 4S. My communication toy has changed.
· As a youngster, living in Washington, DC. I used to sell baseball scorecards and pencils outside Griffin Stadium, Home of the Washington Senator Major League Baseball Team.
· I still remember people voicing this statement about the Washington Senators baseball team, “First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League”.
· One of life’s hardest lessons to learn is “sometimes you have to be wrong, so someone else can be right”.
· Recently, my wife paid me a marvelous compliment. She said to me, “You don’t act like you are 75 years old”…Thank you Dear.
· Two cheap gifts to give away – saying THANK YOU with a SMILE.
· By the time I was 12 years old, my mom and grandmother had taught me how to iron, cook, make a bed, wash dishes, dry dishes, wash clothes, set the table and shine shoes.
· I can still remember our family and friends huddling around the radio listening to a Joe Louis heavy weight Championship fight. Television did not exist.
· Something you did not know about me, I once was a Golden Glove boxer.
· Every day, I grapple with these questions, “Who am I?” and “Why am I on earth?”