This week the Lone Grove High football team played Tishimingo on the road.  The family loaded up (Karen, Marisa, Emily and myself) for the scenic drive from Lone(some) Grove to Tishimingo.  Small town, small crowd..  Lone Grove ran the first play from scrimmage in for a touchdown.  Would they win big like the previous week’s 38-12 smasher?  Uh, no.  Lone Grove trailed 46-14 in the third quarter when we packed it up and made the trek home.  Tishimingo players looked like a collection of Oklahoma University starters and NFL candidates.  As my buddy Mike Shustek would say, "we’ll get ’em next time."

Susan and I will be in Las Vegas this week for several events.  First up, we’ll host a Wine Tasting for clients and friends at Stephen Crysal’s VOX Wine Lounge.  On Saturday we have a table for Jeans to Jewels, the wonderful charity event supporting Opportunity Village.  "Mom" is flying in, so Sunday we’ll have some fun at the Cher show at Caesar’s Palace.  We’ll finish the trip with a Technology Mixer at the Stirling Club that is SOLD OUT.

In October I’ll host an event at the House of Blues West Hollywood.  I’m in town with my buddy Sean Gerson for Breeders Cup.  In November, the event at Barona Valley Ranch Resort in San Diego is "on".  We have the Private VIP Gaming Parlor.  Nice!  Mike Shustek’s birthday party is that weekend inDel Mar.  I think I need an energy drink (no alcohol please).

Susan has her hands full with contractors and vendors.  Locksmith?  Check.  Air conditioning guy?  Check.  It’s been a parade of contractors at our Lone Grove, Oklahoma property, but I believe we are getting towards the end.  For those with an interest, the two and three pound bass we stocked in the pond are getting huge.  When Susan goes out there to feed the deer and fish, it’s a stampede of bass and bluegill to the dock area.

I’m Chairman of the upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala at Wynn Las Vegas.  This is a wonderful organization doing wonderful work.  If you have interest in sponsorship, tickets or donating a silent auction item, I can be reached at  May the Lord bless you richly for your generosity!