Jake’s Blog

BLUE SKIES!

January 1, 2020

It’s a new year and once again I ask myself: “Do I really need to write a blog or newsletter?” Just about the time I think it’s time to quit, someone writes or calls to tell me how much they want to hear what I am thinking.  So here goes one more time!


Being Goofy

December 1, 2019

As we grow older, it is real easy to forget how much fun it can be to just be silly! I mean fun-spirited silly that doesn’t hurt anyone’ s feelings — if that is possible in today’s society! Over the years I have probably been called just about anything that one can be called and […]


MY FRIEND JOE

November 1, 2019

Joe, a friend and business associate for more than 30 years, passed away a couple weeks ago. I really miss him.   He was always there for me with a smile and optimistic words of encouragement or simply a listening ear.   Often, we discussed the challenges we encountered as two entrepreneurs with families working in the […]


AIN’T NO ACCIDENT

October 1, 2019

Many times in my life I have faced what I thought was an unsurmountable challenge that I thought I would never be able to overcome. However, a miracle occurred each time to solve the problem and somehow things all worked out. Many of you have probably faced similar obstacles with similar results. Sometimes we take […]


BEING A TEXAN

September 1, 2019

I recently attended a retirement celebration for my good friend Dominic Dottavio and his very supportive wife Lisette. For the past 11 years, he has been the President of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. I met the Dottavios when they first arrived at Tarleton through a mutual friend, John Adams, the inventor of  the […]


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