Welcome back! (?)

My blog page has a new name, courtesy of my daughter, Erica, who thought it would be a nice gesture to give me my own domain.

So, in an effort to not let her down (actually me, I lied), I am going to try to write more again.

The difference this time around is in hopes that the scope of my writing will be more broad.  Most of you who had read my blogs in the past knew that my writing were centered around the years in what is called “The Community”, and about size acceptance.  I’m sure there will be moments when I want to write about those topics, but I think I’ve moved far enough from those times to consider writing about other things.

Those of you who know me know that my interests are varied.  For those of you who don’t, here’s a quick bio.

I’m a Jersey boy, born in Clifton.  College grad (Montclair), with a degree in business administration, and a minor in psychology.  I’m a cancer survivor.  I also survived a bilateral pulmonary embolism (blood clots in both of my lungs).  I’ve had several careers over the years, from retail sales, to working for a record company, to running my own business, to where I am today, an architect & design rep for the largest tile & stone importer in the US.

I’ve been married and divorced twice, and currently engaged to a wonderful woman named Lissa who came into my life when I needed her least, and now couldn’t think of living without her, and her daughter, Maddie, who I consider my daughter as well.

I mentioned my daughter Erica, she’s from my first marriage.  She works for the company who allows me to write this blog.  She travels all over the world, and lives the life I’d always wanted to live.

My son, Andrew, is from my second marriage.  He’s in high school now, and growing into quite a young man.

I’m a former musician (not a good one, just someone who surrounded myself with talented people who could compensate for my shortcomings).  I’ve been in bands over the years who opened up for several major artists.  I also did a significant amount of studio recording.

I’ve been involved in the pro-wrestling business over the years as well.  I was part of the first interactive radio/internet wrestling talk show, The Wrestlingguys, with John House.  Eventually I transitioned into promoting wrestling shows, with my old partner Tommy Cairo (ECW original) as the Outlaws of Wrestling at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City.  Later on, Tommy and I formed Force One Pro Wrestling, which was not only a promotion, but we also opened a training center, putting out some fine wrestling talent from 2007-2009.  I came back a few years later with Tommy, and another close friend, Fred (Rubenstein) Richards with another promotion called Coastal Pro Wrestling.

I plan on writing about some of my experiences over the years, and how those experiences shape my opinions on current events.  Some of you will agree with my thoughts, some won’t.  One thing I won’t do is bore you.  My blogs are never forced, I don’t plan on writing once a week or every other day, I plan on writing when I’m motivated to write.

I’m going to leave my older blogs up.  Believe it or not, they are still read by several hundred people every week.  During the height of my previous writing, I had several thousand reading my blogs.  I don’t know if anything I have to say will approach prolific reader numbers, but I will appreciate anyone who takes the time to read.

That’s it!  Thanks for stopping by to read the first post on my “new” blog page……casual

 

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