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Corcovado and Beautiful Girls (Video)

Me, two guys and three very beautiful girls decided to trek up to the top of Corcovado mountain in mid 2002. It was such a fun time, and I was just starting to experiment with my video camera. I felt like my life was coming together. Great weather, great scenery, and lots of girls. ­čÖé Just thinking back puts a smile on my face. Later, I bought a condominium in Lagoa, and I can see the Christo statue from every room of my apartment. Read More

Heaven’s Bank

Somewhere in Genesis, it says that God made Man in his own image. I have always wondered what that means. How are we the same as God? It can’t be that He has two eyes or two legs, because lots of other animals have all of that. The one defining thing that sets Man and humans apart is our ability to improve our existence. The life of an elephant is essentially the same as it was 100 years ago, but a human’s life is considerably more advanced.

This is a long introduction for a song that I wrote in the 80’s about Heaven’s Bank. We spend so much time making money that we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we can give back to future generations. That’s why we should be investing in Heaven’s Bank.

HEAVEN'S BANK
  D                 C              G
I dreamed I met the richest man in heaven
   Em                   Am                 D
Compared to him, Howard Hughes was in poverty
    G                Em              Am
And when I asked him how he had such treasures
   C                G          D
He said it's from a simple policy


   C             G
He put it all in heaven's bank
Em              Am
Nothing but the Lord to thank
C           G               D
Growing the interest day by day


   C             G
Invest it in the Lord my friend
Em                Am
He'll be with you in the end
    C              G            D
The richest man in heaven would say


D                     C             G
To this earth, he was born a simple man
  Em           Am          D
A love for his God and his Son
G                     Em               Am
And when he left this world, he didn't leave us much
       C           G               D
But in heaven, his riches had been won


   C             G
He put it all in heaven's bank
Em              Am
Nothing but the Lord to thank
C           G               D
Growing the interest day by day


   C             G
Invest it in the Lord my friend
Em                Am
He'll be with you in the end
    C              G            D
The richest man in heaven would say
One Year Ago in São Paulo

I’ve answered the question and told the story so many times. What happened in S├úo Paulo? I finally broke down and decided to write a photo blog of perhaps one of the strangest adventures of my life. It all started with my bachelor party, which in Portuguese, translates to Goodbye to Singleness. After 46 years of being single, I sure went out with a bang. I was really touched by all the people that visited me in the hospital. Here’s the photo blog link. Read More

Brazil Is Heaven (Video)

I made this video shortly after I first visited Rio de Janeiro in May 2002. In every way, I felt that I found the perfect place for me. From the beaches, to the climate, to the food, the people, the scenery, and the women. This video was made in one of Brazil’s primary tourist attractions called P├úo de A├ž├║car, which translates to Sugar Loaf. I then laid down Aaron Neville’s “Don’t Take Away My Heaven”. Read More

Having My Baby! (Video)

I made this video in celebration of Solange being pregnant. In Brazil (unlike the United States), sonograms are the standard of care. They take multiple photos of the fetus and place it all in a nice folder along with all the crucial measurements of the fetus. More importantly, you have an option to get a DVD of the sonogram. The entire procedure costs about $10, and the DVD costs another $10.

I then ripped the DVD and put it into Windows Movie Maker along with scans from her prior sonograms. Then put it to Paul Anka’s Having My Baby. I think it turned out great! Read More