A 26 yearjourney of a guy who loves to write songs told in regular installments. Michael Ricciardi is a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America. His musicals include "Skylark" and "The Traveling Companion" He now writes many musicals with his new collaborator John D. Nugent. Together they ahve written 'Sevenly" "The Runaway Heart" and the uocoming produxtions of "THE BREMEN TOWN BOYS" and "BROADWAY ANGELS."
Monday, September 24, 2012
MY 65th BIRTHDAY
Amazing! Today I turn sixty-five years old. I am an official senior citizen. I am more creative today than I have ever been in my life. My health is still okay with some obvious limitations, but maybe with Medicare, I'll be able to correct some of these problems. At least my diabetes as of this writing is in good control. I still have my ultimate trust in God who remains the center of my life and "The King of my Heart." I have a creative partner in John Nugent who is bar none of the most spectacular gifts from the Lord I could ever hope for. My longtime partner John Long I love dearly. I face a problem that bothers me greatly but I will trust in the Lord one thousand percent and put everything in His hands. He has always been there for me and I am confident, He will be there again and again. I am also grateful for my talent manager, Jimmy Chapel who is an absolutely amazing friend and one hell of a wonderful singer. Tonight we have a party and I'm hoping that everyone invited will show up. I am grateful today to my incredible parents who gave us four kids absolutely everything. I now have outlived them BOTH. My aunts and uncles were amazing and my cousins continue to be a wonderful support. Thank you, Bonita and Susan and Randy Parole. Life is a challenge, but with God's grace, everything will be good soon. Sometimes the Lord needs to shake your tree to get your attention. He may add a little thunder and lightning, but He is also there with his rainbow and sunshine. Praise be to God! My ultimate salvation! I have good friends and people who love me and that is not half-bad. It's all good. I guess I should recall the words of George Burns who once said "Getting old is mind over matter. If you really don't mind, it really doesn't matter."