Archive for February, 2008

Yesterday and Forever

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

It seems like yesterday,
I heard your name the first time.
Every week as we shopped,
I was following two steps behind.

It seems like yesterday,
when we shared our first kiss.
I was nervous AND excited,
a point you really couldn’t miss.

It seemed like forever,
before I could express my love to you.
And what seemed like an eternity,
before we lived like normal people do.

When I leave, it feels like forever,
until I once again see your face.
So many hours in a day,
that all seem to go to waste,
but, in the end,
it’s our love for each other that I never could replace…
it goes on…Forever.

I love you.

My first post

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

How appropriate that my first blog post be made on Valentines Day!

Anyone who knows me, (or at least read my book) knows that when it comes
to my emotions, that I do not hide them.

I make no apologies about how much I love my wife. I am not the kind of
guy who would take off my ring if I am away, go to a go-go bar, or
attend a Bachelor party. It’s not my thing and I invite other guys to be
the same way.

Having been married unsuccessfully before I know that one of my
downfalls was that I led my married life as a single guy. Sure, I did
the obligatory things on Valentines Day, Anniversaries and Christmas
but, mentally I was really just going through the motions. I wouldn’t
commit emotionally to the fact that I was turning over my heart and life
to my mate. So, my marriage failed.

People don’t like to commit 100%. We always feel that we need to hold
back something in case things don’t work out, we will still have the
energy to fight our way out of our situation. I am here to tell all men
that when you do give that 100%. When you look at another beautiful
woman and think in your head, “no, I’m good. I have all in need in life
with ______” You get back what you put in ten-fold. And if you
don’t…choose another person to be with. And if you can’t give the
person you are with 100%, and yet they give you their all…let them go.
Quit being a selfish SOB. I let my first wife go and now that she
re-married to someone who gives her 100%, I hope that she is happy.
Obviously, I wasn’t the right guy for the job, and at least I had the
guts to not be selfish and drain her of what she was offering me,
without retribution.

If you get into a jam, or would like my opinion, please feel free to
reach out to me. And remember, I will be always be in your corner.

Truly Inspiring

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Vice-President of Market-Wise - Burnsville,MN - July 09, 2004
If it is true that the “eyes are the window to the soul”…then Joe provides readers a clear view into his eyes with Wisdom Of A Lifetime. With this book, he has provided his children with a very special gift…and he has shared that gift with all of us. His writing has inspired me to share my wisdom-gained from the successes and failures in my life-with my children. Joes’ message for his is kids is simple, it’s real and it’s from the heart. Joe, Thank you for having the wisdom and courage to share your message with kids and with all of us. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones for a Lifetime. David Walsh

Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Janet Sue Harrington - Piscataway, NJ - July 20, 2004
Every time I read “wisdom” my thoughts go to my mom and dad…there are words in your book I have heard from them long ago…and are still with me today. Thank you ever so much for the words. Janet Sue

Rating: ★★★★★

Well written

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Lisa - New Jersey - November 02, 2004
Joe, this book is well thought out and well written. Your insights are excellent. It really makes the reader think deep inside themselves and critique their own thoughts and actions. I have not yet had the pleasure of having children, but I can assure you when I do, I will remember this book!

Rating: ★★★★★

LIFE

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Mark Kessler - North Brunswick, NJ - April 16, 2006
This book really opened my eyes & made me look a little closer at my own life. Outstanding!!

Rating: ★★★★★

Tracy’s Comments

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Tracy Cavallaro - Raritan, NJ USA - October 05, 2006
Joe, I loved it! I couldn’t put it down except to get a tissue in some parts. It was one of the most heartfelt books I’ve ever read. You definitely gave this a lot of thought and for the purpose it was written makes it all that more wonderful! Please write another!

Rating: ★★★★★

Wisdom on the Cheap

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

James Clinton - New Brunswick,NJ USA - October 10, 2006
Bloody awesome!! The book refelcts the man that wrote it( I work with the guy so I know). It’s honest,sincere,and direct ( 100 pages!). Most important of all it shows the love he has for his childern. Even though it was written for his childern the simple truths apply to us all. So get wise and BUY THIS BOOK!

Rating: ★★★★

AGAIN PHENOMINAL

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

MARK KESSLER - NORTH BRUNSWICK - August 01, 2007
THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I READ THIS BOOK AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I HOPE THE AUTHOR CONTINUES TO WRITE. SUCH A GREAT READ

Rating: ★★★★

Honest, Helpful and Understandable

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Linda Nordstrom - Garwood New Jersey - October 10, 2007
I found Joe’s book to be insightful, totally honest and it brought to mind my life to date. As one gets older the reality of dieing tomorrow comes to mind say I love you to each day, and to always my family and friends and to value your life.

Rating: ★★★★★

inspired

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

jess- your biggest fan!! - raritan, nj - October 21, 2007
reading this book actually brought some tears to my eyes. i never grew up with my father around to give me some of this advice, so it felt good to finally hear it. i’ve quoted some of your advice and actually forwarded some of it to my friends. i’m definately your biggest fan. thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing work of art.

Rating: ★★★★★

Exactly what I needed to read!!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Kris - Bridgewater, NJ - December 03, 2007
This book rocked! I read it in one sitting! Every parent should read this book and I intend on passing it on to the people I know. It truly changed my outlook on life. Thanks Joe!!

Rating: ★★★★★