Dear Jo: 

Despite it being the 13th anniversary of 9/11 I had a much better birthday today than I have had in a long long LONG time. Something I had given up on a while ago. From Overseas calls and emails to domestic wishes.. the only ones missing were my step daughter I have not had contact with in 9 years… and my mother who is angry at me because I am insisting she have a full medical exam especially for what I perceive as early onset Dementia.  But I still feel good about it as I know in my heart as angry as she is and may be for the rest of her life that I have been doing what is right and not what is convenient.. which I have always maintained as my reasons when I have to make the hard choices in life. 

I honestly can say it was a good day.. and I don’t have to many of them anymore…

 

Hope all is well with you kiddo. 

growing up

 

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enlightenment

Jo: you put your number out there for everyone to see when you responded to your most recent  IG post to someone wanting to make arrangements for a party… I strongly suggest you take it down or you could get REAL crazies calling… just not me… not my style. 

Hope all is well for you kiddo… I have been a bit busy with fam and business and READING as always… but T has had some major issues with fleas.. her lower legs were viciously attacked with literally OVER a hundred bites I feel so bad for her as she cannot control herself and is scratching… I was told this is the time of year for them but She has not had this in many years that we lived here… so I am unsure HOW or WHERE she got them… but they look horrible . 

 

Since you seem to love to stick your tongue out in pictures…. 

next time you selfie with your tongue out remember this

 

YEP Jo.. Saw you up in the sky…

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Never Land

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take me to NEVERLAND

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Neverland is home

 

Hope all is well with you kiddo… still in my fam issues… 

 

So much pain. So much Sorrow. I try to bury myself in work and do look forward to that fortune 500 company offer to explore jointly but that will not be able to start till next week.

I had some fun the last 24 hours.. playing with hashtags and Twitter analytics… it is really interesting I would have never known which things I tweet has the most “impressions” or casual views and who clicks on links and things… I was amazed and the football deadlines today made it more fun and interesting. Very educational and I was able to manipulate dome content to see if it had an effect on data and in some cases I found more than a 10 fold increase. Seems I get thousands of “impression” a day even when I wonder if anyone is looking. I just do not know who or where but have been able to see trends and hence gauge social interaction. Pretty cool .

My mother thinks I should rot in hell and I told her I would meet her there.. and the creaming for the nest half hour was intense. and then it settled into an hour plus of somewhat reasonable conversation but it was obvious she is already getting to stage 2 or intermediate dementia where her brain has immediate short-term memory, The last 20- 30 minutes we joked like we used to. but her stubbornness (which both her and my father passed on to me) and her weak will allowing some siblings to take advantage and her failure to plan and take care of herself and fighting the siblings are doing as a result has made this very sad for me.

what was very surprising was my brother  (my father’s namesake) called and we actually had a fairly lengthy conversation (albeit I am certain I said a WHOLE lot more) but he was totally unaware of my work in doing due diligence on the Retirement Communities in that market, in-depth analysis of 3 of those facilities and even a historical record of the industry through today and into the next 20 years. He never knew I did anything let alone all of that work which is still unfinished.

This is not to brag Jo.. but for this kind of work I would charge most people 25 hundred per hour 10G’s minimum. Just like a high quality international lawyer.  I could never charge my mother or family for this work.. but that does not mean that I have the time to waste. I read 2-400 articles nearly every day. I tweet maybe 10% of those as significant and then G+  and LinkedIn etc.. but I have to read so much for every part of the world and from finance to economics and politics and religion to world crises like child slavery and kidnaping to clean water and river  conflicts and commodities and religions… so so much I need to have instantly available to have the right discussion with someone who calls me out of the blue to discuss their issues  or political problems or overall major issues in business politics or just the world. My breadth of knowledge is enormous.. but my depth is limited.. but I find synergies in the breadth that makes the depth more manageable to learn, analysis and diagnose issues and find solutions.

I will proclaim what I don’t know when asked but I have a few special gifts/ abilities…. such  as a very keen memory (why it is hard for me to trust as people change their stories) and an ability to learn most things in many disciplines very quickly and the tenacity to carry on when others fall away.

anyway…. I digress…. which seems to be a lot lately.

Physically I am healing faster than I thought. some lower abdominal and right groin  issues  means I am not quite walking as well I  hope to…. and most remarkable my back pain is GONE.

Anyway Kiddo… I do honestly and sincerely hope you are doing fine…. If GE blesses me with what they and other should I would of course come to Vegas…. but only for a short time and I will pre warn you before so you can ignore me by avoiding those locations.. or better yet as I was considering a host/guide/ personal shopper/ concierge etc for the those days I can have them contact you.

Watch the merger of Chrysler and Fiat  and they should go to the public market around October 3.. after that and a special announcement of Volkswagen industries for ALL their divisions I can let you know more.

 

lead me not into temptation YEA RIGHT.. lets go now.

 

you lack the maturity to handle me

Hope all is well Kiddo…. I am in the middle of a war now with my family… but thought of you.

life is better with a dog

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This is one I found to be apropo 

take me to NEVERLAND.

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Sometimes the secret to a more fulfilling life is not aspiring to something outside oneself but to expand one’s understanding of the world around us by doing something out of the ordinary by means of doing something quite ordinary. Most people will not understand this… but I hope you do. 

how to grow in easy lessions

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The expansion of oneself allows for exponential returns in self actualization and a more complete life.

enlightenment

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Be well Joey

 

Dear Jo:

 

For the things that are so dear to you I thought this might make you smile. 

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Meet 15 ridiculously good-looking pit bulls who totally stole the show at their owners’ weddings.

https://twitter.com/CraigEisele/status/501025437066072064

 

 

 

Kids and Pit Bulls

https://twitter.com/CraigEisele/status/501025547460169729

Dear Jo: 

 

real women are every size and shape