Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Showing Wildcat Love

An amazing thing happened overnight to this page. Dozens of Wildcats returned with love and admiration for their school. triggered by a few questions from yours truly as to where it all began. I couldn't be more pleased. Especially after a health issue pushed me to the sideline for 9 months, it was special to see so many of our classmates show their true love for their school. After all, that is why I worked so hard to make the Hall of Fame happen. That's why we are all here.... As I try to keep up with the activity here and thank or acknowledge each and every one of you, I have just one request. Something that my classmate Vaughn Olson has already managed to do this morning and he knows I love him for it. Our family grows because of you. Take a moment to look at your FRIENDS list on Facebook and today, ADD at least one of those friends who went to Whitman with you to our page. This is how we grow, And once again, thank you for being here. The new Hall of Fame class will be announced soon and I will be glad to share that news with you. We are all linked by an extraordinary education and last night, the love poured out from all over the country to this page. I hope, like me, for a moment, you were back in time. Back to a school we can not and will never shake from our minds. Hail to Thee Walt Whitman. The best of schools we know.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Went To A Class Reunion

with thanks to the late great Ricky Nelson
  • I went to a Class Reunion to reminisce with my old friends
    A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
    When I got to the Reunion party, they all knew my name
    No one recognized me, i didn't look the same
  • [Chorus]
  • But it's all right now, i learned my lesson well.
    You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
  • People came from miles around, everyone was there
    Zaccheo faked an injury, there was magic in the air
  • A committee acted arrogant-seemed like much of the same
  • When I complained about the music being loud--they fingered me with the blame.
  • 'n' over in the corner, much to my surprise
    Chris Furst and Gary Moore 
  • I couldn't believe my eyes.
  • Asked Steve Henry if he remembered a certain game
  • He said he couldn't recall
  • I had played with these guys for 10 years
  • They seemed to forget it all
  • Shared with them my Casey at The Bat
  • Thought that's why they came
  • No one heard the poem, we didn't look the same
    I said hello to smashing Lorraine she made the Hall of Fame happen for me
    When they hit me up for the website,
  • It was time to leave
  • Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Bobby Greco
  • Smiling for pictures as if he was posing for the yearbook
  • It was time to go
    If you gotta play at class reunions, i wish you a lotta luck
  • But if we are going to play high school games, I rather drive a truck
  • n' it's all right now, learned my lesson well
  • You see, ya can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself

Goodbye Walt Whitman High

Goodbye Walt Whitman High
I knew you so well
You were the highlight  of a boys life
And many who have fell

We would sing to thee
Hail to thee Walt Whitman
We thought it would last forever
Thought we were Peter Pan

And it seems to me we lived our lives
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

And 40 years after I left you, I asked for a Hall of Fame
Such a fool--this grown man named Tarde
So many classmates tuned me out
They went to that garden party

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role in any sense
But Whitman showed me what I could become
And that gave me a world of confidence

Even when we went our separate ways
The parties on Chichester Bend
All the games, all the plays
We thought they would never end

Goodbye Walt Whitman High
From the young man in Homeroom 633
Who sees you as something as more than a school
More than just our place to be

I wish those four years would never end
But it was time to move on and out
There will always be Wildcat blood in my veins
The mighty Casey just struck out

But when he does he remembers the little boy
Who was too shy to ask a girl to dance
Who first became an actor on the Whitman stage
And remembers his school who gave him that chance

The Hall of Fame is our lasting gift to you
A school which began in 1954
We wish you long life
And so many years more

Why aren't you coaching others?

Why aren't you coaching others?

Writers ask me all the time.

How can I break into coaching.

It's really very easy.

But like many challenges in life--it starts with a beginning.

Most people are too busy following their own path to follow the formula of others who have had success with their methods.

However, there are others out there who want to live a life of freedom to live on their own terms.

It is those people I choose to mentor.

I charge them a very modest mentoring fee and I am available to them online from that day forward.

I am a hands on mentor.

I won't be satisfied until you are making money coaching.

It is my passion and what I have done for millions over 50 years.

Can I mentor you?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Little Lindsey Fact

If you know Lindsey Tarde as I know her, you won't be surprised to find that she doesn't read one book at a time. How many books does she have checked out of the library at the current moment. Today, she spilled the beans. That number is 28. Sounds about right. Wouldn't you agree? A remarkable woman!

I Love Helping Writers Get Gigs.

I Love Helping Writers Get Gigs.

I started a page on Facebook and named it Writing Coach.

After coaching thousands of writers, I was inspired to find a page where we all could meet.

I have mentored writers, but as writers connected with me, I found that many of them wanted to live the same way I did.

They wanted to be financially independent, not need to get a job and enjoy the freedom to write and pursue their day in the way they chose to live.

Can you get gigs from connecting with us?

I predict that in 30 days we will have a family of over 100 writers sharing their talents.

I would hope to include you.

If you are serious about coaching other writers, you should join Writing Coach and then message me to contact you to see how I developed contacts with thousands of writers and writing gigs.

Do you love to write?

So do we.

Are you free to write all the time?

Few can.

I can and I would love to teach you to do the same.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Post of the Week

Ever since talking with Cherie Ray a couple of weeks ago I've been taken with the idea of helping women who feel as though their golden handcuffs are preventing them from living life to the fullest dissolve those limitations without blowing up their lives. If that's you and you'd like to have a no strings exploratory conversation, PM me. And if you know someone in this situation, feel free to pass this on. I'm interested in understanding, not selling.


From Molly Gordon--Find her on Facebook

BIg Brothers Big Sisters

My Name is Jackson & I Would Like A Big Brother

B0008P 0208I’ve been waiting for a Big since I turned 12. Now I’m turning 14 and I’d still like to have another guy to hang out with. My dad isn’t part of my life so I spend lots of time with my mom and sister. I have friends at school, but none of them live near me so we don’t hang out very often.  That’s why I’ve been waiting so long for Big Brother – not very many Bigs live in North Edmonton where we are.
Mom keeps saying we’ll get a cat, but we haven’t yet; I love animals so I hope we get one soon. I know everything about whales and sloths. Mom says I love learning, and I think she’s right. She also says I’m caring, empathetic, and easy going. I like playing video games, watching movies and spending time outside. Basketball, baseball, and swimming are my favourite sports.
I’m the fastest runner in my class and the top math student!  I also have a pretty strong throwing arm. If I were to get three wishes, I’d spend two of them on me and I’d use the last one to get my mom a new truck.
They say I have FASD and ADD but as long as I’m taking my medication think I’m fine. People say I’m quiet and a little shy.  I think I could get along with almost anyone.
I would really love a mentor who is Metis like me or just someone who would spend time exploring Aboriginal culture with me. If my Big Brother lived in my neighborhood or close to me, that would be awesome because it would be really easy to hang out.
If you think we could be friends, please apply to become a Big Brother. If they don’t match you with me, they’ll match you to another awesome Little.

 

Do you Need a Writing Coach?

You write daily and you love to write. So do I. But here is the difference. I make money at it by coaching others how to write. Have you considered how much money you can make by doing what you love--something which comes very easily to you, but is as painful as can be to others. Begin a conversation with me and I will show you how easy it is to begin your writing coach business overnight. I consider only the students who will play by my rules--I am too old and set in my ways to invent new rules. Come to play or stay away. I love helping writers make money and I would love to show you the way.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Casey at the Bat Loves Making Money for Great Causes.

Do you share my passion?

I have been performing Casey at the Bat for 50 years, ever since I was in my early teens.

You can see one of my performances on TV with the San Diego Padres Baseball Club by visiting my Facebook page----Casey At The Bat.

Over one million have enjoyed my act.

Now, groups and charities are making money off it.

If you have the talent to promote me to groups, I would love to share my Casey with you.

You will need to be as great as I am on the phone or maybe you are even better.

All things are possible--I suppose.

There can be a great deal of money in this for you.

What's more---there can be a great deal of fun and pride.

And that's what I live for.

See you at the ball game.

steve-tarde.BlogSpot.com
July 23, 2004

Monday, July 21, 2014

Preller to Padres?

Walt Whitman High School Inducted with Class of 2012

A.J. Preller – Class of 1995, Senior Director of Player Personnel for the Texas Rangers, a major league baseball team. AJ is in charge of player acquisition, where he oversees the team’s scouting operations around the world and manages approximately fifty amateur, professional, and international baseball scouts. He joined the Rangers front office in November 2004, after gaining valuable baseball experience working for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball. AJ has been described by those who work with him as the best in the business at what he does. His accomplishments are the result of his determination, work ethic, and drive – characteristics developed while a student at Walt Whitman High School.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Good Morning From San Diego

Hi Wildcats:

I am waiting in anticipation with you for the pending announcement of our 4th induction of our Hall of Fame which will take place at Whitman during Homecoming weekend.

Next Sunday, I will be in Cooperstown, doing my Casey at the Bat bit, which you can view here from a recent TV show with the San Diego Padres network.

 
If you would like to be updated on future Casey travels, join my Facebook page. You can find it at Casey At The Bat.
 
Here is what you can do to attract more Wildcat eyes to our Hall of Fame page on Facebook.
 
Keep inviting your classmates to join us here.
 
It's that simple.
 
I find someone to speak to in the Whitman family on a regular basis.
 
They are asking about you.
 
Have you checked in with us at one of the neatest high school alumni websites ever?
 
 
Classmates are looking for you.
 
Have a great Sunday and maybe I will see you very soon.
 
For you see, I am a Wildcat and that has always been very special to me.