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Never Give Up

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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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Joel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Will the Racist Name Finally Be Changed?

On Thursday (July 2nd) Fed Ex who owns the naming rights of the stadium the Redskins call home asked the team to re-name the team...

Neither action comes as a big surprise after
3 separate letters signed by 87 investment firms worth
620 BILLION DOLLARS asked
NIKE, FED EX and PEPSICO
to end their relationships with the team unless the team changes it's name that has been deemed
racist over the years...


It's about time!!!

My personal take on this is I always found it offensive that WASHINGTON DC named their team the REDSKINS knowing good and well that our government took their land and murdered them before giving them just a small portion of what was theirs to begin with...

 

Philadelphia Phillies Close Facility...

As baseball is STILL fighting over player pay and the season slowly slips away before it even starts...
Now we have this...

It is being reported that several cases of the COVID - 19 virus has hit the Philadelphia Phillies facility in Clear water Florida...
5 players and 3 staff members have tested positive since Tuesday of this week...
The team says the facility will remain closed until medical officials are confident the virus
is under control...
 
No word on how this will affect their 2020 season
IF it even exists...

 

We Should ALL Be Ashamed...

Words can't express the sorrow that I feel for this gentleman and his family...
For his community &
Our community...

I realize that I'm a week behind on making any comments but I wanted to make sure I could say something that would MAKE A DIFFERENCE and sadly I'm not sure if I can...

My home town of Nashville, TN held a peaceful demonstration for Mr. Floyd but sadly like many other cities across the country, things turned violent...

And in many cases atleast in Nashville the violence wasn't at the hands of African Americans...

I'm sure Mr. Wesley Somers' mother is very proud of his actions as he was CAUGHT trying to burn down the Nashville court house...
Congratulations are in order - moron.

 
 
 

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I'm a KISS GEEK- You should know that by now...
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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.
 

Y'all Stay Safe Out There...

I joke about being ESSENTIAL...
My sense of humor is how I get through
most things in life..
I mean...
If you CAN'T laugh at yourself....
WHY should anyone else???