I though I’d share a few things that are running through my head right now. I have written this blog for over 10 years now and while I am not planning to quit right now, I do have to say that the times are certainly changing. My life has changed. My 15th wedding anniversary (actually it’s my wife’s too) is coming up in July. We have 5 kids combined. I have a 25 year-old son in Brooklyn, NY (professional photographer – his last movie credit was Men in Black 3), a 31-year old daughter, who has a degree in mortuary science and wants to be a coroner (who lives near South Bend, Indiana).
My wife has a 32 year-old son who lives in San Francisco who is in the music business (producing) and a 27 year-old daughter who also is in the video business with Google Maps in Indianapolis. We also have a 13 year-old stud who is a football player (LH quarterback and middle linebacker) and that’s all he thinks about – FOOTBALL (well, he’s also an honor student and great kid).
We have 3 grandchildren and my youngest son is in every football camp known to man. From now until the end of November, we are consumed with his football. He is entering the 8th grade. Of course, I tried to steer him to baseball, but “that’s not my gig, Dad.” OK. I get it.
I also am President of US Water Systems, Inc. which has doubled sales the last 2 years and is doing even better this year. I have cut back to 9-10 hours a day, but I still work evenings in my home office. My wife also works full time at US Water. I also write two other business blogs (boring stuff on water treatment).
As I write this tonight, I have my laptop on the deck as I am drinking a beer and smoking a cigar (I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t inhale and I rarely smoke cigars). The Dodger game is on my I-Pad and I am working on another business project.
I tell you all of this because I have less and less time for this blog. Oh, I almost forgot – I also have a new venture (I have a partner) called www.IndyProSports.com. I also own www.LAproSports.com. This was something I wanted to do with Tony Jackson a few years ago, but the recession prevented it.
Tomorrow, I have to play golf at 1 PM with the President of a large corporation in China and then catch a plane at 8PM for Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I arrive at 1 AM Thursday morning, and have a 7 AM appointment in Boca Raton with a large chain of bagel stores for which Larry King is the national spokesman (he also owns the Beverly Hills franchise). I then catch a flight back on Thursday at 1 PM and arrive back in time for a 7 PM Board Meeting for a non-profit called the www.theGiftofWater.org that night.
If I discontinue this blog, it will because of family and other obligations. I have no plans to do that, but you never know. My health is great. I enjoy what I do and I will never retire even though I will be 59 this year. Just a heads up that I am busy and love it, and that this blog is way down on my list of priorities. I enjoy the Dodgers and always will. Thanks for listening.