Friday, May 29, 2015

On the Last Weekday in May

The outlook wasn't brilliant for WWHS Alumni in May
Donna put everyone and their brother in T-shirts to save the day (did you get yours)
And when we helped a former classmate breathe some clean fresh air
A Standing ovation seemed the only thing that was fair.

Somewhere the sun is shining and new alums are ordering their T
In the home of the Brave and the land of the Free

May and June are my motivational birthdays--50 years on June 3.
Donate $10 to my 10 year blog by hitting the above button

or use Donna's formula and go to paypal and then and help me change the world by adding something a wee bit more and thank you for letting me help so many and live the life of my dreams. Enjoy you day, the last weekday of May. Monday is Roll Call.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Teacher Reaches Out to a Former Student

On June 3, I begin my 127th season as Casey at the Bat.

As your former teacher on the enchanted island of Coral Gables, you know it was quite a long time ago that I entertained for you, but not quite 127 years.

My message of Casey and anti chewing tobacco, drunk driving and raising money for the striking out of Cystic Fibrosis are still my daily goals.

I have mentored millions as I once mentored you.

I hope you never forgot me, because I have never forgotten you.

You can go to my Facebook Fan page Casey at the Bat Challenge, LIKE it as fan and link to new video from Fox Sports San Diego which will show that your old teacher is still very much the comedian and it may bring back a laugh or two.

While on the page, you might want to comment about a memory or two you had about the legendary school we were linked to and the personalities who shared time there.

I would love to read such posts.

Finally, as a comedian and performer, I come to my greatest fans once a year for your support. I have two easy ways you can do this right now. A button exists at the top of  this page linked to a $10 contribution to show your support of a former mentor. If you prefer to up the ante, you must go to and then type in my paypal address and insert any dollar figure above $10 you prefer.

Don't forget to write something on my fan page because as a former student, you have  a very special connection to me and always will.

In fact, for those who make a contribution, I will gladly send you a glossy black and white, signed and dedicated to you showing our Miami classroom and a performance of what else---Casey at the Bat.

Thank you for helping  me.

Bookmark this blog to keep up with my performances.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Casey at the Bat Opens His 127th Season

The season opens June 3 in San Francisco for Mudville as it first did 127 seasons ago on June 3,1888.

One of the highlights if the 2015 Season is Casey/Steve returning to the scene of his Long Island ball playing roots when he hosts a Casey event for VIP's and films his 2015 video--"Casey at the Bat Against Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer from Chewing Tobacco."

Tickets for the New York event are very rare and you must email steve at for availability.

Casey will appear at a Celebrity Softball game for Breast Cancer Awareness (in his pinks) on Sunday, August 9 at the Lake Ronkonkomo Community Center Field.

You can show your support for Steve;s/Casey's work in the fields of baseball/sports/motivation/education/parenting/ drug prevention/safe driving, etc over the past 50 years by going to his blog address.

www.steve-tarde,blogspot .com and hitting the DONATE button for the $10 suggested annual support.

It will instantly link you to special offers, merchandise and events during the 2015 season.

You can also go to his Facebook Fan Page--Casey at The Bat Challenge, LIKE the page. If you have been a student of Steve's motivation in New York, Miami, or California--by all means don't just DONATE- share something personal about your experiences with Steve.

Should you wish to stretch your DONATION beyond the suggested amount targeted to our 2015 campaign, by all means do--and we are tickled that you are doing so.

You can DONATE any amount beyond the $10 on his Blog Title page, by linking to and then accessing Steve's account at

To DONATE to Steve you must use paypal, but you not need an account with paypal so let's clear that up right from the start.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Casey at the Bat in New York on August 7 and Steve Wants you there!

You know that Steve is one of the few performers in the country who has been doing the baseball poem Casey at the Bat for the past half century.

One June 3, 2015, Steve will be celebrating Casey's 127th year in the Bigs since he walked out of a Lawrence Thayer poem and on to the pages of the San Francisco Examiner the morning of June 3, 1888.

On Friday evening, August 7, 2015 at the Lake Ronkonkomo Olive Garden. Steve will host a group of his Long Island fans and friends for a special evening which will include his comedy rendition of Casey at the Bat as only Steve can imagine it.

Those who have seen Steve/Casey on stage know its not all baseball. You will be rolling in your seats and might have to be pulled from the floor as laughter hits new levels. Singing, stories, anecdotes and a baseball reference from time to time will amke this an evening you long remember.

Dinner is $50 per person and must be prepaid. A $100 donation is added to the vening to cover Steve's expenses and his generous contribution in your name to his favorite cause, Cystic Fibrosis, securing new lungs for CF patients getting a new lease on life.

To get these tickets (and only a handful remain), you must send complete payment via paypal (you do not need a paypal account) to Steve's Paypal at

In 24-48 hours of payment, your tickets will be confirmed and you will be all set for this event.

A special appearance by famed Whitman school district legendary music man, Pat DeRosa wlla dd to the festivities this evening.

Steve is in New York that weekend to participate in a Breast Cancer Awareness Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday August 9.

We hope you wear your Whitman alumni colors as we kick off 75 Years of Classes Reunion and welcome Whitman students at both events.

Go Wildcats!

Are you a Fire Starter?

Don't play with fire because you could get hurt.

But how many people would you help.

In my 50th year of social entrepreneurship, I celebrate the concept I pioneered_the Fire Starter by starting a Major American Fire during  this final week of May with the sincere hope that we can  celebrate the heroes of this fire when we meet as VIP's on August 7, 2015 in New York.

The chairwomen are Donna and Kris. The fire will start in San Diego, California and spread east.

It will consume several and impact th e lives of classmates from 75 classes from little Pat DRosa whose home will be on fire on August 9, 2015 in the Hamptons. It will sread south to North Carolina and up the coast of Clearwater, Florida. AT times, the smoke of the fire will be so difficult to bear that there will be many unable to breathe. Can you imagine not being able to breathe? I didn't think so. Only a rare few can deal with such a horror.

Now, take a moment and read my blog post from Monday, April 19, 2010.

Come along for the ride, but only if you dare get burned.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Final Three

If you read me regularly, thank you.

Reading is what will amke you special. It will make your kids special. It is the gift which keeps on giving.

Seven subjects down, let's look at the final 3 reading categories.

Johnny, what do we have for #8?

Johnny: #8 is auto suggestion or self-hypnosis.

If you master the ability to visualize.

#9. Mentoring

The classic I refer to as I have built mentoring connections worldwide is the Huang/Lynch book Mentoring the tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom

10. Social Entrepreneurship

Hooray--you have figured it out--now help others through your gifts.



Listen to Music

Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
Will find a way of forgiving
There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
There's a time for us
Someday there'll time for us
Time together and time to spare
Time to learn, time to care
Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
Will find there's a way of forgiving
There's a place for us
A time and place for us
Hold my hand and we're half way there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there
Someday, som

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I like to compliment my admins because it is their tenacity in looking out for the odd post and alertng me instantly if we are missing a potential problem

Then there is the admin who is joining my Casey program for many reasons including playinga  role in my worldwide mentoring organization.

And that brings me to Kris. Sometimes someone hits the ball out of the park on their vert first At-Bat in the major leagues,

Intrigued by my 20 hour workdays, Kris set out to match me and she did within a few days.

If you want to bring uour mentoring skills to my superstar team, contact me or Kris or any of those who post from time to time abut who we are and what are our 2015 and 2026 goals,

And maybe if you area s impressive as Kris, i will be writing about you.

Thank you, men and women who protect our country and our American way of life.

Tomorrow is your day

National Anthem

The Star Spangled Banner

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, Defense of Fort McHenry. The poem was later put to the tune of (John Stafford Smith's song) The Anacreontic Song, modified somewhat, and retitledThe Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Casey vs Chew Birthday List 2015

Facts About Smokeless Tobacco

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10 Books

As a performer, my communication with the audience is a vital time on stage.

I first began stage acting when I was 17, We had a theaterbuilt into our little school in Huntington and we loved its intimacy and the plays and musicals we performed for our relatives and friends.
Junior year it was The James Dean smash Rebel Without a Cause.

That was followed by Charley's Aunt, my senior year, a very funny play involving a man dressing up as a woman to create an illusion, ahead of its time for sure in 1968.

Supposing I did a top 10 list for a motivational education Steve Tarde style--it might read something like this--

1. Psycho Cybernetics---Maxwell Maltz is the father of visualization--20 years ago, with 3 college degrees in the bank and a newly minted CPA, I took my family to live in Scottsdale,Arizona. It was December 1993--the Suns were making a championship run with Charles Barkley and we began a 2 year residence in the Valley and the plan was soon that I was not there to find a job--I was there to learn this amazing world of visualization.

2. I was camping out these days at the new library in gleaming Scottsdale. It would be a year long home for me , if it didn't tuen intoa  toaster-oven for 7 months a year. Shakti Gawain took over as professor from Maltz and her musings on Creative Visualization was opening a new chapter to my developing mind.

3.Directing the Motion Pictures of Your Mind/Bry--I was making movies in my mind and now I was coming across writers who were using these expressions in books hey wrote. I had entered some very heady air. Books had always been my oxygen and the breathing now was never any better than this

4. My sports connections reached out to this movie of the minds thinking. I discovered the works of Professor Steven Ungerleider ho wrote about the mental game of athletic success and his experiences and observations. This visualization started as a subject to immerse--I could see early on how much more it was.

5. It was time to write my own book and I chose a unique memoir format. The result was GIFT TO MY DAD, The first working title was The Leader Inside me. GIFT is available through Amazon.

 I was moving through another Bachelor's on my way to a Master's. Reading is a lifetime pursuit. Your education only begins with the first book you read. It will never end.

6. I discovered Malcolm Gladwell. His writing on the Tipping Point was genius. It made so much sense and it was so applicable to the many elements of your life. Are you close to Tipping Point in any of your life's activities?

7. When you are matriculating through a making movies in your mind/visualization, you add layers. You study visualization and you gt the connection with the fact that you have become the director of any thought. You realize that if directing the movies of your mind works for academics, it will also work for sports and weight management. You read that this is similar to auto suggestion and that attracts a dozen more books

Whitman Alumni Nine

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Whitman Alumni that day
100 VIP's in maroon and white screaming LET'S GO TO THE PLAY!
And when Steve/Casey streaked out onto the stage
Wildcat fans went wild in a frenetic riotous rage.
Oh somewhere in this joyous land, the Wildcats will remember long this night
And some will yell BALTIMORE just before a vicious fight.
And somewhere bands are playing
And somewhere children shout
chanted the Order of the Gout.
but Stevie morphed into Casey and the play turned into a rout!
But you will be very unhappy if you haven't visited paypal as you were told
this part of the poem is getting very old.
After this weekend, I don't invite Wildcats alone
and you can pout and growl and throw a bone.
I am able to wring my hands and do my own inimitable pout.
if you don't buy event--I open to my NY friends
one way or another this week A NIGHT WITH THE GREAT CASEY sells out!

If I were a Hall of Fame 2015 event prompt

"Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
But it's no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?"

If I were a rich man,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Idle-diddle-daidle-daidle man.

I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen,
Right in the middle of the town.
A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below.
There would be one long staircase just going up,
And one even longer coming down,
And one more leading nowhere, just for show.

I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese and ducks
For the town to see and hear.
(Insert)Squawking just as noisily as they can. (End Insert)
With each loud "cheep" "swaqwk" "honk" "quack"
Would land like a trumpet on the ear,
As if to say "Here lives a wealthy man."

If I were a rich man,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Idle-diddle-daidle-daidle man.

I'd see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife
With a proper double-chin.
Supervising meals to her heart's delight.
I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
Oy, what a happy mood she's in.
Screaming at the servants, day and night.

The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
They would ask me to advise them,
Like a Solomon the Wise.
"If you please, Reb Tevye..."
"Pardon me, Reb Tevye..."
Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes!

And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
When you're rich, they think you really know!

If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
To sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

If I were a rich man,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Idle-diddle-daidle-daidle man.

Lord who mad the lion and the lamb,
You decreed I should be what I am.
Would it spoil some vast eternal plan?
If I were a wealthy man.