A. Cynthia, my beautiful bride, and I:
(1) Had a blast at BUSINESS SINGS BROADWAY, a fundraiser for Asheville Community Theatre.
The high spot--for me at least--was performing "You Gotta Have Heart" with a great group of friends. L-R: Michael Trayford, Brian Biro, Keith Challenger, Mark Knollman, Doug Hauschild, Blaine Greenfield and Marvin Sadovsky.
Kudos to Jerry Crouch for directing us, as well as to Lenora Thom for her musical direction. If you'd like to view the result, please click:
Mark also did a single number, "To All the Girls I've Loved Before." He had the audience in stitches; to see why, please click:
It was also a thrill for me to be on stage (for both the opening and closing numbers with a whole bunch of other Asheville performers and/or members of the business community. If you look closely in the lower right corner of the picture (below), you'll even see me--or at least my thumb.
As always, the talented Bradshaw Call was a big part of the reason that the even was such a huge success.
If you would like to see more pictures from the event, please click the following links:
B. During the week, I had the pleasure of viewing an excellent presentation from Tina FireWolf (center) at the monthly meeting of the Asheville Jewish Business Forum. I was joined by my friend Tebbe Davis (left).
Her topic was "Ignite the Warrior Within--Communicating from Chaos to Love." In particular, I liked this one suggestion she made: "Teach other people how to treat you."
C. In addition, I got to attend a nice party for Tasha Lief (center) who will soon be leaving to study in France. That's my friend Bob Player (right).
D. Kindly note that the submission date for the following contest has been extended one week . . .
***** CONTEST #17******
One lucky winner will receive a copy of DIARY OF A FAILURE: THE ART OF FAILING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS. It is the story of two friends who grew up together, but who chose different paths in life. I reviewed it in BLAINESWORLD #827 and enjoyed it.
Note: Though suitable for all ages, it is a book especially relevant to teenagers.
To enter: Put "CONTEST #17 in the subject of an email and send it to: email@example.com . . . make sure you include your name AND snail mail address in the body of the email . . . all entries must be received on or before 9 p.m. on Monday, September 1.
E. Please excuse the fact that you're reading an abbreviated issue of the newsletter this week. I'm putting it together from my laptop, so I don't have access to my regular computer.
Why that's the case: I'm currently in Pennsylvania. Full details next week, including a report on my first skydiving experience.
All regular features of BLAINESWORLD will also resume then.
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