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Never Give Up

NEW THIS WEEK:

 

Allow Me To Introduce Myself


Hey...
How are ya???
If you are here for POLITICAL COMMENTARY or you wanna talk about GOLF you have come to the WRONG PLACE!!!

I will give you a second to log off...

Ok...

Now a little about me...

My name is JOEL TOMPKINS
and NO I DON'T PLAY RUGBY...
That is this guy below and I have
NO FRIGGIN' CLUE

who he is...

Joel Tomkins

Not me

I am now 50 years old and have been married to my best friend / wife for 24 years...
For the past EIGHT years I have been fighting both Hemochromatosis and
Stage IV (Non Alcohol Related) Cirrhosis
of the Liver...


Sucks to be me, huh???

NOT SO FAST!!!

My Wife (Deanna) and Me
(Photography by Alecia Hoback)

Photo taken Fall 2016

When I was diagnosed, I CHOSE to live my life to the FULLEST and to FIGHT with every breath that I take..
I have done just that and I REFUSE
to allow this diagnosis
to take me down...
I live EVERY DAY to the BEST of my ability
and I'm LOVIN' LIFE...

That's why this website was built...
To show those who think they CAN'T do it...
YOU CAN!!!

The key is to FIGHT and NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Now c'mon...
Lets live a little!!!
 
 

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Thanks!!!
Joel
 
 
 
Life is what YOU make of it..
The HARDER you fight the better your life will be as long as you NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Joel Tompkins
 
 
 

The Ride Of My Life

 
 
 

What's the BEST way to celebrate a birthday AND a HUGE achievement???
Do something you've NEVER done!!!
#NeverGiveUp

 
 
 
 
 
 

What Year Is It???

Billboard has released the the top ten concert tours for the first half of 2019...
Amazingly, classic rock is well represented on this list with Sir Elton John topping the list at $100,864,382.00 over 51 shows...

KISS comes in at #5 on the top ten list at $58,667,155million over 43 shows...

Rounding out the top 10 is Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at #8 with $45,485,108 million over 32 shows...

You can see Billboard's full list below.

1. Elton John - $100,864,382 across 51 shows
2. Justin Timberlake - $75,644,352
across 38 shows
3. Ed Sheeran - $70,848,732 across 20 shows
4. Pink - $58,948,647 across 29 shows
5. Kiss - $58,667,155 across 43 shows
6. Travis Scott - $58,666,153 across 54 shows
7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 
$55,151,261 across 89 shows
8. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - $45,485,108 across 32 shows
9. Drake - $42,843,671 across 23 shows
10. Metallica - $41,732,761 across 21 shows


July 16th, 1969

On this date (FIFTY YEARS AGO) three American astronauts left the face of the earth on a mission to accomplish what no one had ever done...

"Landing a man on the moon and returning him home safely" as President Kennedy proposed in 1961...

At 8:32
local time
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins began their journey to the moon...

 

More Football Coming To Nashville...

Just announced:
Nashville will host the 2021 SEC Media Days event which is the unofficial kick off to college football... 

The event will be held at the GRAND HYATT
which is set to open in ate 2020...
If you are an SEC buff, you know that this event has been held in BIRMINGHAM 18 of the last 19 years before it moved to ATLANTA last year...
ATLANTA
to NASHVILLE in 2021...

 
 
 

KISS FANS:
Check out this podcast

I'm a KISS GEEK- You should know that by now...
What you DON"T know is I've found this cool pod-cast called Three Sides Of The Coin...
New show every Tuesday :
Check em out!!!

If you tell 'em I sent ya, maybe they will check out the website and sign the guest book.

Chikara

Japanese character for strength

Growing up a KISS fan, I had seen this symbol on their HOTTER THAN HELL album and then again in the late 80's when Eric Carr re-introduced it by adding it to his drum kit...
Interested in it's meaning, I began doing research and found it to be the symbol of strength...
When I was diagnosed with (Non alcohol related) Cirrhosis of the Liver, I adopted it as MY personal symbol of strength
as well as the phrase:

NEVER GIVE UP.
 

Who Can Help Me Make This Happen???

Since childhood, I've had this fascination with
the Blue Angels...
I've had this dream of flying in the back seat of that #7 jet and trying my BEST not to pass out!!!
Years later, I learn of the "Key Influencer" program where the team selects a member of the community to take a ride in that same jet as a "thank you" for doing an outstanding job teaching others about your cause....
If you have ANY INFO or can help me meet my goal, I'd love to hear from YOU!!!

Joel
#NeverGiveUp