Past posts:

Previous blog posts from last year can be found.... HERE.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

                             This article went out to 500,000 BoatUS readers today.
       It's not about a boat, instead it talks about spreading awareness of Parkinson's Disease!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Family Ties III

Just because it's been awhile since you have heard from us, it doesn't mean were not still fighting the fight against parkinson's Disease and guess what? I am winning!
Becky and I have had a busy summer with motivational type presentations, professional speaking engagements and short trips with new boat. Now, at the top of our list, it's time to get the boat ready for our next adventure as we cruise to the bahamas, Exumas, Turks and Caicos Islands. We have a ton of stuff to get ready on the new boat boat which has lots of moving parts. To give you an idea of the complexity of electronics equipment, they have spent over and 160 hours just to install the equipment. That's a cool 4 weeks worth of work for 1 person nonstop. Actually, we have 39 mechanical and electronic issues to deal with before we leave the dock in 3 weeks, hence I'm not bored. BUT I AM kicking Parkinson's Disease in the butt each and everyday, which brings me great pleasure!
Make absolutely no mistake about it, with my tenacious spirit, a belief system that is "refuse to lose" and the support of my friends & family I guarantee I will be cured. I will beat Parkinson's and then dance on it's grave.
Fair winds.......Here's a toast to beating even one Parkinson's symptom today and everyday!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Twice in one month Family Ties is featured in Sabre's on-line magazine and our story is to appear in the country's largest boat magazine, BOATUS, in October.
We are getting our story out slowly but surely and we recently crossed the $200,000 mark in fundraising for Patient Care Support Service. But it is not about me and it's not about the boat. It's about demonstrating that there are so many ways to view life's set-backs. I see challenge as opportunity, the chance to beat whatever is in my way, in my case, BEATING PARKINSON'S. I have set backs, but I stay focused and in shape, ready to take another pop at Parkinson. So my thought of the day: BE BOLD as you battle your own challenges in life, you may surprise yourself.