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Santa and elves

See the fumy looking guy in the center of this picture….that is Santa alright! I had the privilege of representing the golly old elf at the Holiday Movie children’s event for the Venice Family Clinic this year. Above you can see me, my trusted elves and some children who enjoyed the show and Christmas gifts. It was really fun and all for a great cause!

Here is some info on the event if you would like to learn more.

Merry – Happy!

The Children’s Holiday Movie event benefits the pediatric programs of the Venice Family Clinic. We are pleased to report that this year’s event has raised over $110,000 in proceeds and growing! It’s not too late to make a contribution, if you would like to donate to Children’s Holiday Movie and the Clinic’s pediatric programs please go to www.venicefamilyclinic.org or call my direct line (310) 664-7940. Proceeds are used to improve the lives of over 6,000 children who rely on the Clinic for their medical care. The Clinic provides a wide range of services, from well-baby and well-child exams to chronic diseases management for illnesses such as asthma and diabetes. Venice Family Clinic cares for children year-round, helping them to grow into healthy adults.

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admin on December 27th 2007 in Family, Web Stuff

“The Envelope Please”

Meredith Viera of the Today Show mentioned last week that when she watches the Academy Awards she imagines what she would say when she was voted Best Actress. When I watch other people sprightly Blog I do the same thing. I imagine what I would say in front of billions of potential readers who will judge me by my content. Will I sound smart? Can I be relevant? Will people like me? Can I get it all in before the music starts playing? Will people really care? All possible topics for future blogs!

Let’s see now, where was I ?….”I would like to thank all the people who got me to this blog. First to my mother, Zelta Burrows Reynolds, you never stopped believing in me and taught me to live by Invictus (see below). To my father, Jim Reynolds, who showed me how to be a father, a business person and how to live by the Boy Scout Oath and Laws. To my Grandfather, Milt Reynolds, who inventted the Ball Point Pen (or stole it) and taught me another side of business which includes “even pirates have a code”. Milt also believed you never to give up in the quest for the next big idea. To my big sisters who love me and let me sing with them if I behaved. They also made me proud to be a “Hegge Women”. To my wife, Meredith, who makes me believe I am ok because a smart, funny and beautiful woman loves me. To my children who have grown to be my new best friends and heroes. To my band www.MisplacedPriorities.com who help me live a dream. Finally to my business associates Mark Armstrong, Kathy Hernandez and Debra White Doty and Anton Dreesmann who are smart, talented, hardworking, loyal friends who are rocks and make my work fun. Thanks for covering my back team!”

To conclude:

My mother gave me this poem. I keep it near to read when I need a kick in the ass. Now I give it to you

INVICTUS

By William Earnest Henley

Out of the night that covers me

Black as a pit from pole to pole

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate.

I am the captain of my soul.

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admin on March 3rd 2007 in Family