Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy 106th Fathers Day America! Sunday, June 21, 2015

"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."
~~ Pope John XXIII
(Latin: Ioannes XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963), reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963. (photo above right, boy with hand-made gift for his dad, courtesy of

"My father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that was possible for him. So he made a conservative choice. Instead he got a 'safe job' as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job. Our family had to do whatever we could to survive...I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."  
~~ Jim Carrey,
Award winning actor, comedian, children's book author, philanthropist, on how his late father inspired him to follow his dreams. Quote taken from his speech at a recent Maharshi University Management Class of 2014 in Fairfield, Iowa, and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist. (Photo,You Tube video screen capture; Full speech at

Happy 106th Fathers Day America! The first Fathers Day celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910 (107 events ago and 106 years ago)? Incidentally either plural (i.e., Fathers) or possessive (i.e., Father's) can be used.

Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days.

This year, Google's animated Fathers Day doodle by doodler, Olivia Huynh, intends to characterize the “universality of familial love.” In 2013, Google celebrated Father's Day with an interactive doodle that shows dads in many different roles with simple clicks. Last year, Google's doodle celebrates Father's Day and World Cup with an adorable doodle moustached dad with the letter O.

While I'm at it, I have to share a photo of my Grandfather (Angelo Buono) circa about 1908 with a similar moustache like Google doodle. Born in Naples, Italy my grandmother would tell me stories of how he became an engineer and seeked a better life by immigrating to the U.S. Around 7 years later, 1915, he moved to New York, NY and opened a fruit and produce business on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx's Little Italy. The business stayed in the family for over 80 years (1915 - late 1990's).

Did you know that "Father's Day" was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers.

For those of us whose dads are no longer with us, (an estimate of about 100 million folks in the U.S.A.) and for the many more who still have their dad, there are so many things to do to keep his memory in your heart. Do things that your dad loved and things that brought out the best as well as visiting your dad's friends and family.
(photo left courtesy of

I have so many fond memories as a child with my dad and other family members at the Jersey Shore that I was inspired to write a short story in memory of my dad, “The Painting Ballerina".

The short story (published in 1999) was about a young girl by the sea who with the help of her animal friends, creates a new art form “ paint-dancing.”

Enjoy this article originally written years ago and updated and reprinted a few times in a local Il Progresso about my late dad and his fellow veteran brothers who served WWII with honors.
Besides baseball games, brunch in NYC or a beer cruise in NYC, and DadFests, why not celebrate "Father's Day" by donating to NTEN, a membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. This is great especially for all you digital, tech geeks out there.

What things do (or did) your dad enjoy? Are you planning anything special this Father's Day?

Lovingly and appropriately, I did things that my dad enjoyed this FD weekend -- dining out at fine restaurants with friends and having lots of laughs throughout the event. Here's a few photos posted on Facebook - Ladies Night Out to celebrate birthdays of Helen and Rosann.

Things to do and other resources for Father’s Day:
• Take the Fatherhood Pledge
• 10 Freebies for Father's Day
•'s_Day Father's Day on Wikipedia

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tamsen Fadal's book launch party for 'The New Single' at URBO in NYC 6/2/2015

YAY. The "see what you missed" video of the Book Launch Party for Tamsen Fadal's latest book, THE NEW SINGLE, is up and running on YouTube. Enjoy and share with your fellow FB friends, networks and other social media.

Tamsen Fadal, producer, author and ​seven-time Emmy®-winning Anchor, PIX 11 News has launched her latest book "THE NEW SINGLE: Finding, Fixing & Falling Back In Love With Yourself."

The launch party, held on Tuesday, June 2nd, is at NYC's URBO located in the heart of Times Square. Event coverage photos are posted on Facebook, click here and enjoy!

In "The New Single," Fadal shares her experiences and advice for finding, fixing and falling back in love with yourself and aims to empower women all over the country. No stranger to love and dating books, she has already authored 2 previous books on dating and love. Based on her very own steps she took to get herself back after her publicized divorce, "The New Single" explains the importance of finding those small, simple things in life that really matter including loving yourself first. Fadal wrote this book to share what has helped her fall back in love with herself, heal as a person but especially to help others going through the same experiences.


The first 90 days after a split or divorce are so crucial because you are still in pain and not over it -- Fadal believes you are so "raw after a break-up because you don't know what to do ..." "The New Single" is an excellent roadmap for anyone needing to bounce back after a break-up or divorce. “The New Single,” is not just about, dating and relationships or divorce and break-ups. It is more of a self-help guide on how to avoid toxic, repetitive relationship patterns that hold you back combined with Tamsen's real life lessons-learned as well as stories from other women in similar situations. Also included are meaningful tips for moving forward and getting that much needed confidence and feeling of empowerment back.

It's exciting and inspiring to cover this event and interview guests on the red carpet at URBO (located in the heart of NYC's Theater District), and to celebrate Fadal's latest book, "The New Single," among many fellow fans, friends and familiar faces.

YAY, the event coverage photos have been posted on Facebook. Also be on the lookout for the "see what you missed" video which will be posted onto the article and this AllThingsDigitalMarketing blog post. So please visit frequently and stay tuned for more.

◊Tamsen Fadal, seven-time Emmy®-winning Anchor, PIX 11 News at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. & Author of THE NEW SINGLE: Finding, Fixing & Falling Back In Love With Yourself.
◊Dorinda Medley, “Real Housewives of New York.
◊Shannon Elizabeth, film & television star of “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Pie” fame.
◊Tommy Tune, nine-time Tony®-winning Broadway, film and television star, choreographer, dancer, theatre director and producer.
◊Andrea McArdle, Tony®-nominated singer/actress, Broadway's original Annie.
◊John Muller, Emmy®-winning WPIX-TV Anchor 5, 6 and 10pm news.
◊Scott Stanford, Five-time Emmy®-winning Lead Sports Anchor, PIX 11 Sports Desk & Host, WWE.
◊Mr. G, WPIX-TV Meterologist 5, 6 and 10pm news.
◊Frances Rivera, Co-Anchor, MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts.
◊Maurice DuBois, five-time Emmy®-winning Anchor, WCBS News & CBS News.
◊Liza Huber, former star of Passions, Founder & CEO, Sage Spoonfuls.
◊Donna Hanover, former First Lady of New York City, author, television personality, and Honorary Co-Chair of Women Who Care.
◊Kathy Wakile, author of national best seller, Indulge, of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame.
◊Tim Morehouse, U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist; Founder & CEO, Fencing in the Schools; Goodwill Ambassador, Special Olympics World Games.
◊Rita Cosby, Three-time Emmy® winning Special Correspondent, Inside Edition and Host, WABC Radio & best selling author.
◊Rich Graziano, President & General Manager, WPIX –TV.
◊Kaity Tong, WPIX-TV Weekend Anchor.
◊Diana Falzone, FOX News Correspondent.
◊Jill Nicolini, WCBS -TV Entertainment Reporter.
◊Scott Rappaport, WCBS Reporter.
◊Felicia Finley - Broadway star of Mamma Mia! & The Wedding Singer.
◊Teresa Priolo, Reporter, Fox 5 News & Good Day New York.
◊Felicia Finley - Broadway star of Mamma Mia! & The Wedding Singer.
◊Vikki Ziegler, Host of Bravo's Untying The Knot, Celebrity Divorce Attorney.
◊Chuck Nice, Comedian, television and radio personality, Host, Top 10 Countdown and HGTV’s Buy Like a Mega-Millionaire.
◊Bonnie Fuller, Editor-in-Chief,
◊Rob Shuter, Host of VH1's The Gossip Table.
◊Shamina Rai, Correspondent for ZEE TV.
◊Narmeen Choudhury, WPIX Reporter.
◊Peter Shankman, entrepreneur, marketer, investor, blogger, Co-Founder of Shankman/Honig & creator of the HARO Project.
◊Steven Scott, actor/comedian/host.
◊Melanie Notkin, best-selling author of Otherhood.
◊Cooper Lawrence, Radio Host & Best Selling Author.
◊Milly Almodovar Thompson, Senior Beauty Editor, Cosmo For Latinas.

♦ How Tamsen Fadal got over her nasty, public break up, NY Post
♦ Tamsen Fadal on Facebook
♦ WPIX's Fadal seen looking 'cozy' with Steve Guttenberg
♦ Tamsen Fadal on Wikimedia

To purchase "The New Single" on amazon click here. Please share this on your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks you enjoy! Thanks for visiting.

Photo of Tamsen Fadal and book cover courtesy of James Grant PR.