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TODAY IS THE DAY!

Today is Yours – It belongs to no one else. Today is the day to grab the ones you love – turn off the T.V, turn off the computer, turn of the iPhone’s and Droid’s – and go out together. Take a blanket and have a picnic – blow up the air in your tires and ride bikes together – grab a racquet and play tennis, or go golfing – or just take a walk and eat ice cream ( or a hot fudge sundae!! )

I thought about so many things that I could write about today – but only one made sense, and this is it. You only have TODAY – so no matter how many things are pulling you in different directions – just stop – change your plans and do me this one favor – I promise it will be profund and bring a smile to your face and those you love – spend time with your loved ones without the distractions we allow into our life’s every second of the day.

Now I am off with my 4 year old to do just that. Paint my face, get wet in a sprinkler and roll in the grass.

If you don’t hear from me, please don’t call – I won’t answer – its our time :)

by Granger Whitelaw

SENDING OUT AN S.O.S

by granger whitelaw

So a rainy morning and a little bored….so what shall we do? Write a BLOG! But wait, I have that huge pile of boxes with cables, cords, plugs and chargers. Years of cell phones, cameras, attachments, clips, pins ugh!!! Continue reading

COURAGE – ‘Do The Right Thing’ !

Granger Whitelaw’s Weekly Thoughts, August 5, 2012

As I have sat thinking of what I wanted to write about over the last week or so, I keep coming to “do the right thing”. It started two weeks ago when I was talking to my 16 year old, Granger, about choices we make in life and how they affect others. Mostly, it came from me seeing how fair, honest and loving he is with others. It’s hard to be objective sometimes with your own kids, but with the young Mr. Whitelaw, it is easy – he is truly a gentleman, and someone I wish I could be more like in many ways. Continue reading

HEY MOM & DAD: SCHOOL’S OUT!

by granger whitelaw

For our kids this is a wonderful statement. It’s the end of another school year filled with homework, tests, sports, friends and bullies, teachers and advisors.

For parents these can be the four scariest words of the year, because they are followed with – ‘oh my, now what do we do with them’?
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Granger Whitelaw: PURE SPEED !!

By Granger Whitelaw

It’s MAY – and that means racing! I think this is my favorite month of the year. It’s a racers Valhalla and it is also the month my beautiful little brother was born and my adorable Daughter.

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Granger Whitelaw, My Weekly Thoughts: “60 – 60 in love”

By Granger Whitelaw

 It’s funny how some of the real truths of life pass from generation to generation, Grandfather to Grandson, Mother to child. One of these great truths was passed to me again yesterday from my Mother, I had forgot the last time she shared this with me, but this time it made a lot more sense. Continue reading

An Overview of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf by Granger Whitelaw

In operation since 1944, Mill Neck Manor School focuses on providing high quality care and educational services for individuals who are deaf. The organization purchased an 86-acre property on Long Island, New York, in 1949, and by 1956 it achieved full accreditation by the state of New York. Today, Mill Neck Manor School upholds a long tradition of working to improve the quality of life for people who have communication needs due to deafness. As a result of its quality services, Mill Neck has achieved recognition as an international leader in providing employment, care, and education for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The organization’s comprehensive programs are designed specifically to help children discover their true potential. Continue reading

Granger Whitelaw: Boarding School

Granger Whitelaw: This Week, Boarding School

So I just spent a few days with my daughter Lili at her school and my son Granger Whitelaw (mini me). Lili goes to an all girls school in Maryland and Granger Whitelaw jr in New Jersey, co-ed of course. It is amazing to see how wonderful these schools are today and the facilities they provide for children to learn and grow. The students at these schools are the top of their classes, and to get in, you must take SSAT’s (like mini SAT’s, but in 8th grade..UGH!) and then go through extensive paperwork, essays, recommendations and interviews to be admitted. Trust me, if you think getting into College is hard, it does not hold a candle to this process! I am really proud of my kids. They are both great students, respectful people and I expect they will do great in life. If you are considering sending your kids to a top boarding school, I highly recommend it. Just make sure they are ready to be away from home…my kids?…. they couldn’t wait ! Continue reading

Granger Whitelaw: Los Angeles – or “LA BABY” as some of my friends say!

Granger Whitelaw: LA Baby

Back in LA for the week and its always interesting. Meetings with Studios & Labels, Hollywood types and some old friends as well. I must say, I HATE the LA traffic, but I do love Rodeo drive, Santa Monica and some of the other cool “scenes” here. I had the good fortune of watching a old High School friend of mine play drums last night at a “hip dive” in West Hollywood, CANTORS KIBITZ ROOM, next to Canters Deli. I mean,the DOORS played here and ZAPPA on Tuesdays in the past…SO if you ever want to watch some of the greatest Studio musicians in the world today just JAM for 3 hours on a Tuesday night, then go here, it will be a wonderful Jewel of a memory. My buddy, Matt Tecu playing the skins, just back from touring Europe and Canada for months and Monty on Vocals….with 6 other amazing guys…WOW! What a night! Continue reading