How come time seems to be going so much faster. Man oh man!
I had lunch with Billy Blanks today. I had never met him before. Billy is a former World Champ Karate, boxer, martial arts master. He made (and continues to make) workout videos called Tae Bo. We both felt we’d met kindred spirits. We are so alike! I asked him to be part of the First Annual World Fitness Day that I’m launching in the Georgia Dome May 1st. He signed on. It’s gonna be a fantastic event. More later. But Billy (who is currently living and teaching in Japan) really cares about young people. He funded a youth center at his church in downtown Los Angeles and spends a lot of his time talking to and motivating young people. He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan on many occasions to talk to the soldiers. I am looking forward to getting to know him better but I left the lunch with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.
I have two more days here (LA) before I go to Atlanta for a G-CAPP board retreat and to see my daughter and grandchildren. It’s been too long.
I got a number of blog comments asking the name of the fantastic cuban pianist I wrote about last time. It’s Alfredo Rodriguez and he is performing tonight in San Francisco. See the blog comments and you’ll find the name of where he’s performing.
See you next time.