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Photographer to the Stars: Jonathan Exley

In 1976 I was photographed by a young professional starting out in Los Angeles, named Jonathan Exley. He came highly recommended and I remember that he had a modest studio on Santa Monica Blvd.. Jonathan was kind-hearted, soft-spoken and extremely […]

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5 Truths Learned from Living the Walt Disney Philosophy

Getting to work for The Walt Disney Company was a dream-come-true I will never forget. Looking back, I realize that I was living proof of Mr. Disney’s wise and timeless words.
Walt Disney Truth #1 “All our dreams can come true […]

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Why I Carry 31 Cents In My Pocket Every Day

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

 
Each morning, as my father would drop me off in front of St. Michael’s School in San Antonio, Texas, he would give me 31 cents from his pocket […]

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Positive Empathy

 
When a friend or loved one is going through tough times, we tend to say, “I feel bad” for them.
“I feel bad” becomes an affirmation and tells your subconscious mind that you are feeling bad. Instead, try saying, “I trust […]

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Gasoline Alley

In 1970, while attending a radio conference in New York, a friend took me to a small café in Greenwich Village. I remember that there was a juke box in the corner, blasting out song after song.
Suddenly, a large cheer […]

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Aren’t We The Lucky Ones? ~ Inspiration from Downton Abbey

Photo courtesy PBS
It’s been said that messages come to us when we most need to hear them and often from an unlikely source.
If you have lost a loved one, whom you think of daily and miss dearly, may you find […]

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The Kindness of Paul Williams

“Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far”
~from Rainbow Connection by Paul Williams
Let me tell you a story.
During the 1970’s, at the […]

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Rocking Dreams with the Rolling Stones

Everyone in radio has a story about their young fascination with this incredible medium. Some of us will even tell you about the irony of our future as it relates to our past. We’re the ones with the most pinch […]

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Be A Clown

When I was 5 years old, I can remember people asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer was always the same: A clown.
Then, I’d hear a polite laugh and get a pat on the […]

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Are You Happy?

The man who taught millions how to win friends and influence people, Dale Carnegie, had his own theory on what makes one happy.
He said, “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are […]

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