Father’s Day

Pat AlbanoI’ve been twice told that this day would never come.

My father has a whole assortment of chronic conditions including heart disease, kidney failure, and diabetes. In March 2010, I got a call from his physician (the first such call I had ever received) and was told bluntly that the convergence of all my father’s conditions left him no more than 3 months to live. During those subsequent months my father lost his right leg as well as one his best friends, circumstances which may have broken most people, but somehow he persevered. This past April, my father suffered his fifth heart attack and my wife, children, and I went to his bedside late at night because we were told there was a chance that would be his last night on Earth. But somehow he pulled through and he’s still here with us.

Although still in dire shape (he was brought to the emergency room just last night), I am going to cherish the time I spend with my father this weekend. Through the years he has offered me little tidbits of potent wisdom at times when I had least expected it. I believe he is still here for a purpose and, perhaps, he has one more lesson to teach me.

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Update – Pat Albano passed away on August 15, 2012. An online memorial has been set up at Albano-USA.org

Shifting Into Summer Mode


June is here, the kids are just about out of school, the weather is fine, and the days are long. Many people (rightfully) think of this time as a time of leisure and vacation. But this is not the case for me.

2012 is a crucial, probably THE most crucial year in the growth of my business 33 Dimensions, and I gratefully embrace the opportunity to shift into overdrive growing this business and providing service to my great clients in Pennsylvania and beyond. Despite the fact that these are econmically uncertain times, these are very exciting times for people in my business. The new tools and services that are being constantly developed give businesses like mine ever greater opportunities to offer outstanding value to our customers and work more efficiently in the process.

So enjoy the summer everyone, spend quality time with your loved ones and soak in some sun. I will be right here plugging away at the 33 Dimensions mission (ok, I do have a nice yard with a pool right outside my door, so I will survive).

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R.A.