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June 2012 is now in the past! July is the present and will be for another 31 days. Just think that there is only a few more days and we Americans will be celebrating our Independence Day on July 4th.

I have been thinking about the 4th of July and what Independence Day means to me. Having traveled as much as I do, I have noticed that wherever I go, the United States is still the place where almost everybody that doesn’t live in the United States wants to live. How their vision of what it is to live in the US is based on television shows and photos from the news. True our standard of living is higher than most, but not everybody living in the United States is living the “American Dream”.

I guess before you can determine if you are living the “American Dream” you must define what the “American Dream” is. Is it the same for everyone? Is there a standard definition?

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia defines it as: The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States; a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Lets go with that definition, not only because I believe that it is well stated and correct, but it transcends me to exactly where I want it to take me and that is my life and my pursuit of happiness.

Sure I work hard! Sure I put in the time! Long hours and hard work, I say, “Bring it on”. I don’t think there is a soul that knows me that would not agree that I am one honest hard working individual. It is built into my DNA and belief system that lives by the fun is in the journey towards accomplishing worthwhile goals.

I also believe that I have achieved by all standards of the definition that I have obtained the dream “prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work,” but to quote Oliver, “Can I have another”?

What I mean by that is, sure I own modest house, a Mercedes, and a Rolex, but, and here is the big question, “Do I have enough to retire and not worry if I will have enough to make it to my end days in the lifestyle I am accustomed to?”. My answer is always the same: “Only if I want to live in a third world country and live to 70”. Not the answer I want to hear.

It is with that thought in mind that I have come up with the ultimate retirement strategy all based on a 1967 Beatles’ song: “With a Little Help from My Friends” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sung by Ringo Starr. And may introduce to you the one and only Jan Landy 2025 (or sooner) Retirement Fund.

My plan is simple, if there are enough people out there that I have provided with service or advice without reward, or anyone that has nothing better to do with a dollar or more, now would be a good time to repay the favor and go to The Jan Landy 2025 (or sooner) Retirement Fund https://www.soundbroker.com/retire.bv and assist me to obtain a better life style in retirement.  I thank you, and the people in that third world nation (who will be happy that I am not living there) thank you.

Traveling Again

Today, I will be traveling on a plane again. Seems I am spending quite a bit of time in them these days.

I could not have planned a better time to have visited NY. The weather was a great surprise on how warm and dry it was. No snow or rain. Amazingly good weather and totally contrary to the normal NY winter weather. I wish I could take credit for it.

I had one of the best times and accomplished a ton, from business meetings, visits with friends and family and seeing the sites, eating great food, and not to mention getting to see the number one play on broadway. Thank you New York the place I was born. I understand what it means “You can take the boy out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the boy”. I will take my NY accent with me proudly.

Traveling Again

Today, I will be traveling on a plane again. Seems I am spending quite a bit of time in them these days.

I could not have planned a better time to have visited NY. The weather was a great surprise on how warm and dry it was. No snow or rain. Amazingly good weather and totally contrary to the normal NY winter weather. I wish I could take credit for it.

I had one of the best times and accomplished a ton, from business meetings, visits with friends and family and seeing the sites, eating great food, and not to mention getting to see the number one play on broadway. Thank you New York the place I was born. I understand what it means “You can take the boy out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the boy”. I will take my NY accent with me proudly.

Another Friday Evening

One would think that a man with my good looks, charm and great wealth, would have a schedule so full that he would have to juggle events just fit only a half of things he was invited to in on a Friday evening. At least, that’s what I would have thought, especially here in Las Vegas. There are so many things to do, and yet, I can’t think of a thing to do or who to do it with.

Now take a Thursday, when I have too many things to choose from that I end up working late and miss them all. That’s the way most of the weekday evenings go, but the two nights I have where I don’t have to wake up early, Nothing, nada I can hear the crickets.

The challenge for me is that I am too busy during the week to set up anything to do on the weekends. My friends all think I am a workaholic so no one calls me and at this point in time, I am between wives.

Truth be told, I am working an extreme amount of hours these days working on the redesign of my company’s web site. The effort I am putting in is really staring to show and at the is rate, I am going to be bale to present it to the public sometime in early turn of the century. At least that is the way it feels, but my design team assures me that by July 1, we will be good to go.

But that is enough of me talking about me, why don’t you talk about me for a while.

All kidding aside, if you know of something to do on a Friday or a Saturday evening invite me, I might not be the life of the party, but I clean up quite well and make a cheap date.

June 18, 2011

Good morning today is Saturday, June 18, 2010 and it is a beautiful Saturday morning here in Las Vegas.

I’m just waking up. And I am thinking about having some coffee. So I’m going to get up, and walk into the kitchen and make myself some coffee.

It’s an interesting thing, I’m actually recording this blog post using Dragon dictate and then I’m copying and pasting it into my blog. I find it’s a lot easier to talk than type. How fun is that. It even spells better than I do.

Unfortunately, today I have to go to the office and work. The new websites coming along and I have so much work to do to get it ready for the public. It really looks good to me. I have done multiple websites in the course of the last 14 years with SoundBroker and this is by far the best of them all. It is easy to use, intuitive and user-friendly.

Time to moving, More to follow…..

Friday, 9:07 PM

I was watching TiVo and CNN and Brian Tong did a “How To” on Mobile Phone blogging, I was particularly interested in the iPhone apps and of course WordPress has an app that supports the iPhone. I downloaded it on the spot and found that I need to start an account, so here I am, and so I am addicted.

Tonight I refuse to stay in the house all by myself, when the whole town of Las Vegas is celebrating the death of Jesus. I think I might join them and go to the Rockabilly event over at The Orleans.