I revel and frolic in the loving, spiritual embrace of “Three Brothers” whose hearts are bonded by a common thread of unconditional love. Coming together as friends, whether it’s shared in a social setting with family and other close friends — or traipsing about the mountainous terrain like young kids who’ve been smitten for the first time with the wonders of the forest’s rugged landscape is Grace personified. Listening reverently to the cascading current tumbling over the jagged rocks where an enchanting river runs through it reaffirms this saving Grace. Just to be sitting beneath God’s natural crafted skyscrapers as a “Band of Brothers” sitting as friends by a late night campfire and to sense the majestic presence of our Earth’s rugged terrain is pure magic and forms everlasting memories which become etched in our souls. Huddling as friends amongst the crowded giant evergreens from a passing mist of rain and then suddenly looking skyward to the infinite blue skies above with their wispy, passing soft clouds is but another small way to share What Matters Most!… What Matters Most! is that unconditional depth of anothers loving heart which is grounded in a deeply shared and committed belief system. A profoundly dedicated and committed belief system that has its roots focused precisely in God’s love first — 100%! It’s a triangle of incomparable strength, support and allegiance.
It feels and seems like I’m experiencing legions of people from days long ago, which have shown up again in my life as the years had wandered along my life’s path. I’ve come to feel a very special bond in my heart with this very extraordinary group who fill my “Band of Brothers.” Those grand relationships of my youth — when my Childhood Dream took center stage; to those alluring, self-gratifying times when “All That Glitters” was a glorious obsession to have the world — look at me! — to know who I was then and to the periods in my life where it felt like it was all about “The Good Fight.” Now I’ve come to a point where I finally own in my God-filled heart of unconditional love. It’s because of my Legacy Friendships that I now enjoy — A Beautiful History. I am truly blessed!
Mark Zoradi — “Brother Mark” is always a champion for another’s success and recognition before his own. Humbly, Mark is a selfless giver and a cherished friend — Wild at Heart. He always over delivers and forever goes the extra mile to perform his inspired tasks; keenly focused on a win-win-win objective. The Mark of Zoradi is legendary among the world-wide entertainment industry’s power players of glamour and glitz set among the landscape of Tinsel Town — Hollywood — that intoxicating, alluring temptress where “All That Glitters” once seduced and mesmerized my youthful heart. With the lofty high-profile status that came with my dear friend’s exposure to some of the world’s most highly recognized thespians and entertainers to legendary major motion picture Academy Award winning executive producers, directors, writers and their talented clan — I have come to realize that my “Brother Mark” hasn’t changed a lick. From those days so long ago when we shared All-Conference defensive football honors then, to our reconnecting circling legacy of renewed friendship as former gridiron gladiators — what has sprung; if anything, is the fact that my “Brother Mark” has become that much better with time. Thank you “Brother Mark” for opening the door to what has now become for me something very special — “A New Beginning.”
Warren Shank – From so long ago, during our shared adolescent years, I can still hear that early morning awakening blast from a car’s honking horn that daily sounded the arrival of a familiar vehicle pulling up in front of my childhood home at 6:00AM sharp. Why so early you ask? This was a commitment to athletic excellence that Warren and I shared with his dad and brother to cross the line victorious in pursuit of our shared athletic endeavors. With Warren, it’s all about “Winning” with a champion’s fiery and passionately intense heart spawned by the battles shared on our childhood’s athletic field of dreams. It’s that heart in Warren, which has always been there for another, to hold the other first and raise another to a much higher plain. As the year’s had passed and passed; Warren too, had found a path back to my side to reconnect as old and familiar Legacy Friends. The countless holes of golf we have shared to support “Shankster’s” life’s work with Young Life — as COMMITTED-TRUE-BELIEVERS — is but one of my dear friend’s legacies of great accomplishment. Warren’s honored, revered and respected accomplishments will be his legend as an ultimate giver to the youth of this world. You truly own a great and courageous heart my Brother. I am deeply honored that you even call me your friend! WOW! What a gift!!