Jake’s Blog


October 1, 2021

I sorely miss my deceased 100% Puerto Rican mom! Mom stopped attending school in the third grade, loved to hang out with the boys, played marbles for chocolate kisses and got married to my father at age 13. She was street wise, had the heart and spirit of a tiger and sometimes acted like a […]


September 1, 2021

Despite all of the navigational equipment and global positioning system (GPS) equipment in the world, there are moments when people feel lost or actually are lost! Or, as my old cowboy friend Murff would say, “I wasn’t lost. I just temporarily lost my bearings.” Believe me, when he says that, he was really, really lost!


August 1, 2021

When I was growing up, I loved watching American Bandstand with Dick Clark on television on Saturday mornings. I loved watching the latest upcoming rock and roll stars perform as the “coolest teenagers” performed the latest dances. I am not sure why I was so engrossed with the dance moves because I was way too […]


July 1, 2021

Most mornings I read one page from a book titled “The Daily Drucker,” written by Peter Drucker, who was recognized as the Father of Modern Management. For each day of the year there is a thought provoking one-page article.


June 1, 2021

I met Jerry Soderstrom some 40 years ago when he was the pilot for the richest man in the world. At that time I was President, General Manager and one of two owners of Associated Air Center. At Associated Air Center, I oversaw the modifications, maintenance and completions of airliners, helicopters and VIP aircraft.

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