Archive for the ‘Life Vision’ Category

Good Friends Gone…

April 3, 2009


I am sad to hear of several of my long time friends passing away from cancer.  Both friends I have known for many decades, and it hurts me to know I am at the age where  the people I know are leaving this world.  I do have health issues, but I am still “above ground”… and that’s a good day.

To attend the services for my friends means reliving old memories, seeing old friends and remembering all the good times shared with their families and all who knew them.

One man, Stan Lang,  gave me my first job after my tour of duty in the Air Force, and was keen on getting an education, so it was mandated to me… go to school, do your homework and tell me when you can work and we will make it all work.

Another man, Jim McKee, I have known also throughout my Barbershop career as a teacher, director, quartet enthusiast, official BHS judge and friend.

Both were men of good character, both loved the Barbershop music and both loved family.

They will be missed!

Thanks for reading

Stay “Tuned”

Jerry Braack

California  USA


Balance & Harmony with Math…

March 31, 2009


How about creating some balance and harmony in your life from a strictly  mathematical viewpoint:

What  Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than  100%? 

Ever wonder about those  people who say they are giving more than 100%?


We have all been in  situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100% .


How about ACHIEVING  101%?


What equals 100% in life?


Here’s a little  mathematical formula that might help answer these






N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 


Is represented as: 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  24 25 26.






8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11  = 98%





11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5  = 96%





1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5  = 100%


Thanks for reading


Stay “Tuned”


Jerry Braack


California  USA

Life is not a Coincidence, it’s a Reflection

March 30, 2009

Previously published by a good friend of mine, I had to include this since it “reflects” an Eagle and a balance and harmony with vision for your life!


A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”
Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?”
Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!”
He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”
The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”
And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!” The voice answers: “I admire you!”
Again the man screams: “You are a champion!” The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains:   read more

Thanks for reading

Stay “tuned”

Jerry Braack

California  USA