Herb Alpert: Come Fly with Me

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Image from his album Come Fly With Me. I am not stealing it but promoting your album.

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Herb Albert is probably one of the first artists I was crazy about with the Tijuana Brass.

I remember dancing over and over to “Taste of Honey”, which broke records as the number one song on Billboard more than once.  If I am in a “blah mood”, all I have to is turn on the remastered CD of  Herb’s “Whipped Cream” album on my ipod.  You just can’t listen to Herb Alpert and feel bad it’s just impossible.

My dad had everything he ever recorded up to the late 70’s anyhow….. on a 33 rpm and then CD.

“Whipped Cream”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “This Guy’s in Love “, and “Peanuts ” are to name just a few my favorites.

I never knew that Herb Alpert was a bronze sculptor for over 30 years and his works were showcased in Los Angeles. …close to where I used to live on Orange County.

I also didn’t know Herb Alpert had a foundation to help young children and promote the arts….until today when I searched him on Twitter and found his real page…and I began updating my knowledge with his latest albums and reading about the huge stars he discovered.

To Herb Alpert:
“Mr. Alpert, I hope you read this because I think someone as multi- talented as you is born once every millenium. You have added countless hours of Joy to my Life and you are still adding it as we speak.

It is just now I am a professional writer, photographer, and marketer. I used to teach piano over twenty years – and I began writing music when I was nine-years-old.

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People in “Vegas” just don’t pay for piano lessons. They just show up with their kids and expect you to teach him for free!

Don’t let the music in your soul die. Let the music play on until the song of life is in its last measure. – Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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The two wallpapers for your smart phones were hand selected by Paulette Motzko from Zedge.

My best friend in Las Vegas came to my place last night and we had a dinner of Chicken Tortellini Soup and crackers and enjoyed some flan for dessert. He had brought his classical guitar and played some pieces he wrote; it was the first time I ever heard him play. It was as though a more relaxed, happy man stepped from his soul. ..and I was his lucky audience.

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Early in the evening I was playing Billy Joel songs like “She’s Always a Woman”, “New York State of Mind”, “Allentown”, and “Baby Grand”…..one I could relate to we’ll. Music was my first best friend at nine years old, and it has been my best since. Finally after moving my rosewood upright grand from California to Nevada, I can enjoy it.

I know that every time I am with my friend Leo, it is as though time passes so quickly and we always have fun.

He always knows the right thing to say to cheer me up if I need it, and genuinely cares about me. You can’t ask for more than that from a friend, can you…..

I had fun singing some songs I wrote when I was in high school. What I realized was I spend tons of time typing on my phone or computer and not enough time turning the sound off on it and creating a new song or simply playing. I feel like I got ten years younger doing what we did together, and want to play together, create chord charts to my compositions and me play to his.

ALWAYS MAKE TIME FOR WHAT YOU LIVE FOR AND WHAT YOU LOVE.

Paulette L Motzko

Have a beautiful day.

6:19 a.m.
March 23, 2015

Paulette Motzko Sends Good Karma to Each & Every One of Her 1,413 Followers

Thank you to all of the many readers and viewers who tune in and read the carefully chosen and selected words on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. The stats goes as such: 2, 721 posts varying in topics in 245 categories, and 2003 tags.

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And speaking of Karma or “what goes around comes around”, as my Nanny said…

I wish you the same you give me…
JOY
LOVE
APPRECIATION
I wish you all the good stuff in life. If you are in emotional pain or physical pain, I hope you seek the help you need to feel your optimum best.

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LOVE wallpaper hand selected from
Paulette L Motzko for all of you courtesy of Zedge.

And the feeling I know I am doing my part to make this world a better, happier place…
One word at a time.

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Rainbow Ocean wallpaper courtesy of Zedge. A gift from me to all of you. You can save the image and use it as a wallpaper on your smart phone or computer.

Thank you to the 396 who shared Totally Inspired Mind with others.

1. Marco Jair Lopez’s “Know Your Worth” is number one on the Top 10 of Top Posts and Pages

2. In the number two spot is the Home Page/Archives

3. Number 3 is “Some People Feel the Rain and Others Just Get Wet”, which usually makes it on the Top 10 most every day.

4. Number four brings the CNN story “12 Inspirational Women in STEM”

5. Number 5 spot is the CNN story “Unemployment falls below 6% for the first time since 2008.”

6. Astonishing Photo- Realistic Portraits You Won’t Believe Were Painted by Hand” courtesy of CNN

7. Number 7 comes “Dear Music, I will Never Be Able To Thank You Enough For Always Being There For Me.”

8. The Biggest Facebook Hoaxes

9. In the number 9 spot comes one of my personal favorite newsletters I created called ” The Quest For The Cancer Cure”

10. Lastly comes “Your Epilepsy News Resource”

It has been a really interesting week for so many reasons. Just meeting Marco Jair Lopez and mentoring him  on how to make blogging easy.

Wherever you are have a blessed evening.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 3rd, 2014

3:20 p.m.

 

 

I want to thank The United Kingdom

The Good Ole USA my Homeland

Romania

Canada

Afghanistan

India

Philippines

Portugal

Singapore

Tunisia

 

“That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” – Helen Keller, From her book called “The Story of My Life.”

I have been doing something I enjoy far more than going to Disneyland, and much cheaper by far, perusing the many shelves of the philosophy section, cooking section and lastly the biography section of the library.

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I asked the two librarians what books they had in stock here and checked out Helen Keller’s classic “The Story of My Life” I have read before but continue to be amazed how she saw life and decribed in detail things written in its pages-without ever seeing anything.

IF YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN THE TIME TO READ IT, THEN DO SO BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT LIFE.

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD AND IT TOOK MANY YEARS LATER, WHEN I WAS A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL TO SEE AND TRULY KNOW WHAT HEALTH WAS.

The piano was my best friend and I played more on it than with childhood friends, because they were scarce. Children tend to make fun of anyone who is different, unless they learn compassion and love and tolerance from their parents…like I did.

My best friend then was blind and when I saw the story about Helen Keller on a list of books on our school book drive, my parent’s bought it for me.

I realized that if Helen Keller could reach the summits and go to school and have the extraordinary mentality and outlook she did, then so would I.

My mother Ramona was my “Anne Sullivan”, teaching me I could accomplish anything I put my mind to. She was right and I have and will continue to set new goals.

You could say then that through understanding at a very early age that Helen Keller accomplished so much, even in spite of what she was dealt in life, her living words awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, and set it free! Along with my mother’s encouragement, I became a “visionary” person who knew nothing was truly impossible.

So take a trip to your local library and find a book or two or three in subjects you love and add new demensions to your life and expand your world beyond your own thoughts.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written February 18th, 2013
8:40 p.m.

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Helen Keller & her dog found on Pinterest

If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, what are you adding to it?

Here is the question of the day:

If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, then what are you adding?

If you aren’t helping empower someone, what are you doing in their life?

Think about the people you know.

Think about the people you call friends.

When was the last time you did something for one of them, for no good reason, just because you could tell them you appreciate their existence?

Remember that to keep a friend, it has to go both ways.

Be someone of value so you can make people really glad they know you!Image

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How Can You Add JOY To Other People’s Holiday & Your Holiday Season Too?

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Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright December 1st, 2013

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As I was frantically working on adding content I wrote for a client on a web site I created (due to not having my computer all week, due to viruses detected on it that are now fixed along with Norton Antivirus and Carbonite)…I had my mind on work and meeting the day after tomorrow deadline.

Nick had been unpacking boxes of Christmas decorations all day adding Christmas Cheer all over the place. More joy than I have seen in one place in 15 years, since I was married and used to decorate.

I took a break from feeling like I was working like a nervous wreck all week, but pleased with the work I did…and just
STOPPED WHAT I WAS DOING and admired the sweetness and thought that Nick put in to the place….

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Just one of the many cute figurines Nick has smiling back at me cheering me up spreading joy.

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This little guy was smiling back at me seeming to say “don’t spazz out, you will get everything done..just relax and be mellow and it will be on the site by tomorrow afternoon!”
Something like that anyway!

December 3rd I will have a break and feel much better and the 3 weeks of work, photo shoots and effort will be transformed into a Feature Story, 60 photos with my Nikon DSLR 24 MP on a CD FOR MY CLIENT, AND A Pictorial, which will be a 5 minute video using the photos I shot with text plates telling about Marri’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Anaheim. One of the oldest family owned Italian restaurants in Orange County…or I wouldn’t be writing about how extraordinary it is!
Aside from the 10 blogs I created CARestaurantShowCase.com is how I earn my money, and also in writing content for web sites, writing PowerPoint Presentations for people and companies, moderating Facebook & Twitter pages and editing book manuscripts. I also am a food photographer for restaurants to create menus, menu boards and other marketing materials like press releases.

Quite a difference from a master piano teacher?
Well when your life changes, you change with it.

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How can you spread some joy?

Christmas Carols with friends?

Playing Christmas Carols at a senior home?

What are some of your ideas?

Paulette Motzko

December first, 2013

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. Helen Keller

“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.” – Helen Keller

I get so much joy doing things for other people. It always turns my days from lackluster to warm and wonderful. I can almost feel a light turn on inside me when I know something I did was just what that person that day.

when was the last time you did something for someone for no reason at all?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 9th, 2013

9:30 p.m.

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Hot Pink Hibiscus photo by Paulette L. Motzko
Tea pots from Pinterest, Author Unknown

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Unexpected Pleasures in the Middle of Late Afternoon

May 17th 2013

Unexpected Pleasures in the Middle of Late Afternoon…

I thought I was going to do work today at one of my favorite shopping, eating, networking and writing places-The Whole Foods Market at Bella Terra. I walked through the door and heard some jazz music playing and I knew it wasn’t played over the speakers but was coming from the far corner by a wonderful jazz vocalist Maria Schafer and a jazz bassist, drummer and electric guitar…..I realized that this was one of the those days where there would be a major change in plans. I knew I needed some JOY in my LIFE and told a friend I hadn’t don’t anything enjoyable in a month. I think this is what the doctor ordered…..just allowing a little time for some jazzy syncopation and seeing the expressions on people’s faces as they walk through the door.

It is wonderful to do what you love for a living. That is what they do with every song they sing. When I walked up and talked to them to ask what the name of their band was, I said they should turn her voice up.

What have you done lately that gave you joy?

What happened to you that made you want to immediately change your plans and know your plan change was the better choice?

I was on the phone with attorneys all day-or so it felt like it, trying to put the pressure on The John Stewart Company to give me the one bedroom place they promised me months ago, providing I clean up my credit which I did a month ago. Meanwhile I have been building hotel bills and storage costs and that was not the intent.

I know that with what I did today justice will be served and I will get my place and The John Stewart Company will realize that they should finish what they begin and that FRAUD is a serious crime.

I looked in the corner and saw a friend of mine named Peter in the corner with a smile as big as mine, who is a piano teacher. I met him I think when the Grammy awards were on here and we were both eating sitting next to each other.

That is the cool thing about this place, because interesting, intelligent and kind people come here. Does that mean that I am those things then? I guess so.

It is a few minutes till 7 p.m. on Friday night May 17th, 2013

I would love to go out with a nice guy and continue going out with a nice guy and repeat until infinitum, but instead a goofball I met the other day left a voicemail on my phone accusing me of something I never did. Why on earth Lord do you allow me to meet weirdoes with psycho issues? Do me a favor and allow me to not hear from him again. He changes personalities like he changes his underwear.

Due to the things I have had happen to me this last year I am starting to have trust issues. My Toshiba Dual Processor laptop was stolen yesterday afternoon at a Del Taco I was at in Stanton. It was there one moment next to me and I had to bring the rest of my suitcases in the place, since I have been living out of hotels since before April 1st of this year due to being evicted by my brother in law and sister from what was my mom’s huge duplex house in Garden Grove.

The law firm that I hired to fix up my credit took out another $70 out of my checking making me a nice $100 overdrawn now and totally broke. I sit with my fifty nine cent water from Whole Foods Market and there really isn’t much else I can get with the small amount of change I have left. I have two words to describe poverty. It sucks.

I called countless places entitled “transitional living centers” or “transitional living” and I never heard back from the ones that actually took single women and-which is a miracle. Mostly take only women with kids, which go against my civil rights as a woman and human being to have services. I needed money when my ex quit paying me alimony and if I had a kid I could have gotten $800 per child. Something is flawed with our social service system and welfare programs.

It caters to people who have children but give no rewards for those who did things right, but might need temporary financial assistance, as in my case.

I know I am not the only one who thinks it is flawed too. I am not a bigot but the services were created by bigots who give preferential treatment to Latinos. Why else would they ask, are you Latino? What do I get if I answer yes?

The band just arrived back; thank heaven to soothe my shattered nerves. I have no “family” to speak of any more, with exception to my mother who is alive and well but lives with my cruel and hateful sister who screens the calls and won’t give my mother the phone.

I hate to write about things like this, but it is my life now. I know a friend gave me the idea to create visitation rights. I wonder how much that little beauty would cost me?

I hate lawyers because all the ones I have hired, with exception to Mark Murrell from United Credit Enhancement, have lied to me in one form or another. I took a 12 year court case and ended it in two days by simply writing my ex-husband’s new wife. They wrote the check for five thousand dollars more than his attorney was offering, and she said via email, “You are right Paulette. You do deserve five thousand more.” Then they paid what he owed me and nothing more.

I talked to my friend Gina Garcia who works at Oz at The Bella Terra here. It had been ages since I saw or talked to her. Her phone was broken and the only way we communicated was through Facebook or in person. After telling her the whole convoluted story about The Vista Del Rio, what I was promised, which she knew about, and what I got….

My Sun Tran bus accident….and how my sister’s evilness reached its high point when she called my favorite Uncle Lewis in Tucson, AZ and made up lies about me making him say I had 5 days to leave there, after a 13 hour bus ride. Just writing about it makes my blood boil! She has always been jealous of me and never accomplished academically what I did, didn’t work as hard as I did and instead of having a Triple Win Mentality as I do, she has more of a Triple Loss Mentality.

God forbid her to help her little sister, or ask how I am doing? She was the other half of the reason I was “evicted” from my mother’s house without my mother knowing it. They made sure she didn’t know anything which is why they banned all the calls I tried to make to her.

I am writing about this because though I don’t think it is particularly rewarding to write about it; it needs to be written. The truth needs to be said. The whole story why I had my immediate things I rely on to survive in a grocery cart yesterday and why I hung around a Del Taco trying to find a place to go. (It was one of the most humiliating, embarrassing things I ever went through…..)but here I am. Having my computer stolen when I turned my back and brought in my two suitcases is a SAD COMMENTARY on SOCIETY. Where are the people to open a door and help? God knows the slime of the world can seem to always find me!

I know in time I will have a place, a kitchen, a stove and a full fridge and normal life as I once knew it will resume. I am totally sick of coming up with the money for the next day in a crappy hotel. Believe me folks, I tried all the other options. I am hoping my friend Gina can find room at her place somewhere. I can simply pay her something for staying there. She also said she would ask her family if I can put some of my things costing me my vital organs through U-haul in her garage. When the president of U-Haul said he would “give me a storage vault”, I thought that meant just that! Now with that storage vault he gave me I have a $100 bill that goes with it, with the other $200. I will look for a cheaper unit to move it all to. I bet I can find one. I guess if I hadn’t written this I wouldn’t have thought of that!

I have a beautiful rosewood table for sale with a glossy finish like my piano. It comes with 5 chairs for $300 cash. I don’t need it anymore and use the cash a lot more and a smaller storage unit, in other words, LESS STUFF.

It is nearly 8 p.m. now. How does an hour pass so quickly when my hands are flying to the beat of the jazz music band and Maria Schafer.

Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

That quote came from a saint I am was named after when I was confirmed in 2001-Therese. She promised to shower roses from the Throne of God for anyone who prayed for her intercession to God.

I don’t understand it but I have many roses I have found-where no roses grow-after praying the Chaplet of St. Therese.

Then again, we don’t have to understand everything. We never will.

We should worry less about what we all believe, what race we are and things that stop us from communicating with one another. Tolerance and understanding are the bridges to the signing the next Peace Treaty.