Sunday, December 29, 2013

Datsyuk and his protector, Bertuzzi

#redwings Mr. Nasty, #datsyuk and his zip, #bertuzzi

Friday, December 27, 2013

Phil and Phriends 4-15-99 Shakedown Street

Phil and Phriends....featuring Mr. Trey Anastasio. Shakedown Street

Paul Gozzo

Sunday, December 22, 2013

West Coast Wings from Paul Gozzo

The Thirsty Turtle and The Brass Ring own the right side of #Florida with these wings from #Hattricks in #TampaBay owning the left side and making there case for the Florida State Title!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Brass Ring Cheeseburger from Paul Gozzo

The Brass Ring pub has the best cheeseburger in South Florida, so says Paul Gozzo, a so-called cheeseburger expert!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Evening Zephyr

Catching the sunset breeze with my boy, Luigi

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fix Congress by Warren Buffet

This is from an email I received from a friend. Let's see if Warren Buffet has some pull. We know he can certainly front run Wall Street and America, but can he influence Congress too? 

Winds Of Change

Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. At least 20 if you can. It has to stop somewhere.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have this message.

This is one idea that really should be passed around

*Congressional Reform Act of 2013

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS according to Buffet. Does it make sense to you?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Why I Became a Mentor: Paul M. Gozzo

Why I became a mentor: Paul M. Gozzo

It took me over a decade to realize just how enormous the hole was left in my life after my father passed. When I finally came to grips with his passing, I became even more thankful for all the time I did have with my Dad. At one point I wondered, what is it like for a kid who never really has had a Dad? If I had a hole left in my heart when my father passed, what does that young man have in his heart, the kid who never actually had a Dad around?

I then began to think about how I could reach out and help fatherless kids. Before I became a mentor, I had always thought that a mentor was someone that you looked up to. Someone that the mentee picked and it was usually reserved for an older person in the same field, like the same sport, or the same instrument. And while this may be true, I later learned there is plenty of need for mentors in life and the first key to being a good mentor is just simply first by being there and present, then simply by being real and leading by example.

Spending time with a kid is about consistency and honesty, not always preaching and teaching. They are watching you and learning from you. Simply being present is often a big help and for the kid without his Dad around, that kid is in void of the many valuable learning experiences that boys receive from their old man. It is natural and you will know, if you serve as a volunteer with the youth, when a kid is drawn to you. He will seek you out and want to hang out with you. Then it is on and it is up to you to be consistent, real, and therefore honest through your actions.

Sure, you can draw from the mistakes you have made in life and “teach” that child. But really, words are words and talk is cheap. By example is the way to go. For example, when that kid sees you go out of your way to open the door for a female, or pick-up after yourself when you are through with a meal, he is seeing and learning live, in real time. Talking or preaching about mistakes is not as affective.
Getting to the point that you can influence young kids positively as a mentor takes time. You must be consistent and show up at the events that you sign up for. You must take time to listen and not always offer advice. You must simply be yourself and they will eventually be drawn to you as a friend/mentor and you will know it is time to lead by example when that kid begins to seek you out. But you are not his friend, you his mentor, and one that leads by example. You can share that you do not have all the answers, but you do have experience. And you will find that most of the time, simply being present and listening is enough to have a breakthrough.

I encourage those who read this and have an inclination, to seek out ways you can become a mentor in your community. You can find the time. You absolutely can find the time. We are all “busy”, so you are not alone there.  If you had a great relationship with your father, or if you had none at all, you might be able to help the next generation and in doing so, you may just help yourself in the process. Good luck!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Are You A Hater: As Told By Paul M. Gozzo

Are you a Hater?

No way man, not me.

That’s what you say. But read further, I think you are.

If you feel good when someone else falls, someone you know, like an old teammate, classmate, coworker, neighbor, or even someone you called friend. You are a hater.

If you are rooting against the Miami Heat not because you are a not a big Heat fan but because you don’t like them or you simply don’t like Lebron James whom you never met. You are a hater.

Your friend has his handicap down to a 7 and you are making all sorts of excuses for not being as good as him at golf. Ya, you’re a hater.

Your hunting buddy has shot a deer with a bigger rack, turkey with a longer beard, more ducks, or more pheasant, whatever the case, and you are not the top dog. Yet you are not happy for him? Ya man, you’re a hater.

You drive a Chevy so on NASCAR Sundays, you root for Chevy drivers, but when another manufacturer wins, you don’t just move on, you are pissed and start ripping on the winner saying things about his crew chief and how they cheat, or his owner, and finally the winning driver himself, saying “I just don’t like how he handles himself, I think he is arrogant”.

A healthy rival is one thing. I think of the Yankees and Red Sox and how in general, each team’s fan base doesn’t just love their team, they hate the other team. That’s fine, you are rivals. No hating here. But a Sox fan ripping on the Yankees 26 Championships is starting to bring the hate in a little. The “Jeter Sucks” chants definitely bring in the hate when in fact you are chanting that one of the best players in baseball history….sucks?

At this point, you are saying, “no not me”. You wouldn’t do any of these would ya. “I’m not a hater you say.

Really. Someone sent you this blog for a reason…

Are you ever jealous of ANYONE’s car, clothes, or girlfriend? Maybe even their wife or kids? Their house?

How about how much professional athletes make like Floyd Mayweather at greater than $20 million a fight?

Were you ever slightly angry with Mark Zuckerberg or that snake who made no money with Napster but still ended up being a billionaire by befriending Zuckerberg through Facebook? But you had no problem tooling on the Winkleboss brothers right.??
No, not me, I’m, not a hater.

Jealousy can be masked as hatred. “Hating-on” or being a “Hater” has its roots in jealousy. Your insecurities will shine in this department. I know many from my old circles who are not much more than insecure little men who hate. Plain and simple.

Don’t hate. But even worse, don’t claim you are not a hater when you really are.

*This message is brought to you from PureLove *

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paul M. Gozzo Real Estate Press Release June 2013

Paul M. Gozzo of Jupiter, Florida has been investing in real estate since graduated from Amherst College in 1998. Transitioning from the equity trading desk to equity research and most recently to real estate research with a focus on distressed acquisitions was a logical move for Paul M. Gozzo. “My interest in residential and commercial real estate began as a kid when I followed my father around to his various real estate projects.”

Paul M. Gozzo spends his weeks split mostly between South Florida, greater Orlando, and Jacksonville, Florida as well as other areas of the Southeastern United States where he analyzes various projects for his diversified group on individual and institutional clients. Research experience in both the financial and real estate markets gives Paul Gozzo a different background than most other analysts in the real estate space who tend to start out and stick with the  one discipline. But Paul M. Gozzo feels his real niche is in having buy-side experience. He says, “having invested myself, I understand what my client’s wants and needs are as well as what their tolerance for pain may be. When you have actually pulled the trigger yourself and lived through those emotions, it gives you a much different seat at the table as an analyst.”

When not one the road or in the office, Paul M. Gozzo enjoys all of the splendors of living in South Florida including fishing and golfing as well as serving the community. Paul donates his time monthly to helping to keep local beaches clean with The Friends of Jupiter Beach and when possible, he serves at St. Georges Soup Kitchen in Riviera Beach, Florida where he helps to prepare and serve a hot meal to over 200 people in need.

For up to date information on Paul M. Gozzo, follow him on TwitterBloggerGoogle+Instagram, or Pinterest.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Paul M. Gozzo's Video of Pato Banton Performing Live

Paul Gozzo watched Pato Banton perform live at Guananbas in Jupiter, Fl.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beautiful Sunset in Florida

I was able to catch  this sun as it set over the horizon and palm trees in Florida.

View of Waves Crashing

Watch my video of waves crashing off Florida's East Coast beach. So relaxing.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Dog, Luigi Running on the Beach

Watch my Dachshund run around on the beach in Florida. Luigi can't get enough of it!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Crazy Youth Hockey Brawl in Russia brought to you by Paul Gozzo

This video isn't for everyone, but hockey players, especially those that have played at a high level, will understand how these kids exemplify courage, camaraderie, and how to stick up for each other even in the face of fear.

Some parents may cry about this. I particularly enjoyed the woman in the crowd clapping as this brawl continues.

Watch this video, then tell me what you think?;postID=6628907478990877845

Paul Gozzo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The New Chief Marketing Officer at Lax Wax

Mr. Paul M. Gozzo of Jupiter, Florida has been named the new Chief Marketing Officer at Lax Waxadding to his existing role as Director of Sales. A former lacrosse player at Paul M. Gozzo quickly discovered that Lax Wax was the best option for improving his game. He says "I apply Lax Wax to the pocket of my sticks in order to protect them from the elements. Lax Wax, without a doubt, gives me better ball control and elongates the life of my stick!"
Now that Paul M. Gozzo lives in Florida, he can be found spending as much time as possible being active outdoors enjoying the tropical weather that South Florida has to offer. Although he enjoys warm weather activities like fishing and golfing, he can still be found playing indoor ice hockey at least once a week as well as lending a helping hand to others through serving the community.
Lax Wax was developed by actual lacrosse players to create the best wax for lacrosse sticks. Lax Wax uses a twist up applicator to easily distribute wax to the pockets, sidewalls, and shooters of lacrosse sticks. Lax Wax makes it easier to control the ball, and increases release velocity.
Since joining Lax Wax in March, Paul M. Gozzo has been instrumental in adding relationships with retail lacrosse stores throughout the United States bringing the total number of retail stores currently selling Lax Wax to over 50, well on the way to the company goal of 100 in 2013. Recently, Paul assisted in negotiating a promotional deal with the Boston Cannons professional lacrosse team. Gozzo is looking forward to adding other positive marketing relationships moving forward as well as establishing a presence at select lacrosse camps and tournaments this summer.
For up to date information on Paul M. Gozzo and his new role as Director of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer at Lax Wax, follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

The original press release for this article can be found at:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

3 (of the 6) Teens Plead Guilty in Senseless Ohio Beating

3 Teens in Ohio who jumped an innocent man, have plead guilty and avoided an aggravated riot charge and the serious youthful offender stipulation that would have sentenced them under a blend of juvenile and adult guidelines.

Have you seen this national story about the 6 Teens in Ohio who senselessly and severely beat an innocent unemployed man who was walking home from a local convenient store to watch a ball game?

Probably not.

Here is the link to the USA Today story.

What's remarkable to me, Paul Gozzo, is not so much that these 6 teens jumped an innocent man. Senseless violence happens every day in American Society. No, what I am curious about is why the color of the man who was jumped is not in the subject of the title, nor is the color of the boys who jumped that innocent man. I stand corrected really because I have been saying for some time now that I wish the journalists who break stories could leave the color of the skin and the nationality of people out of the story lines these days. In this case they did, but now, I have to ask why?

Three quarters of the way through the story you will learn that the man was white and the boys who jumped him were black. Do you think there would be more publicity surrounding this story if the innocent man walking was black and the boys white?

The journalists commenting do a great job of adding that this is absolutely not a hate crime and the police officials support this notion. I still have to ask, would this be the case if the races of the men involved were different?

Would the Zimmerman case be national news if the race of those involved was different?

I can't help but feel that the press fuels the racism topic in our country and for what, to sell newspapers?

Does this blog now make me a racist?

That couldn't be further from the truth.

Oh, and by the way, racism does go other ways. In other words it isn't always white against black.


Let's not forget some important truths in this story. 6 teens jumped and brutally beat an innocent Ohio man sending him to the hospital for a few days. So far, not much has happened to the youths other than an explanation that they were "bored" and "looking for something to do" according to the police report.

Oh, and by the way, that man's name is Pat Mahaney and he was hospitalized for four days suffering so many internal injuries that doctors had to insert a tube down his throat to remove all the blood from his stomach.

Paul Gozzo

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rasberry Williams Could be Free from Life Sentence in Prison by: Paul Gozzo

Rasberry Williams who is serving a life sentence for a 1974 murder may be released from prison after 38 years incarcerated. The only person standing in his way is Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad.

Well, sort of.

Apparently Rasberry Williams has been a model inmate over the last 38 years by staying out of trouble, educating himself, and mentoring younger inmates. Recently the parole board acknowledged all of Williams' efforts to rehabilitate himself as they voted 4-0 in favor of allowing Williams to walk free.

Concerned for his own political career, Governor Terry Branstad has a lot to lose and very little to gain if he approves of Rasberry Williams' release and then Mr. Williams does something wrong. After all, Branstad has enjoyed 18 years as the Governor of Iowa spread out over 3 decades. So, Branstad has requested a public hearing in Waterloo to allow the people to sound off on the parole board's recommendation as the Governor must make a decision by May 4th.

Jeremy Haile, who works for the Sentencing Project and advocates for shorter prison sentences, agrees with me (Paul Gozzo) that it is rare for a governor to free someone convicted of murder because of the obvious political risks involved. Haile and I also agree that the hearing is a smart move because strong public support for Williams would help justify the Governor's decision to release him as well as hedge any future possibility if Williams does get into trouble.

Oh and one more extraordinary fact to go with this story, along with the possibility of a person in prison for a life sentence possibly being released after 38 years in jail and a governor ordering a public hearing, is the simple fact that Williams, while incarcerated, saved two guards lives when a young inmate took them hostage way back in 1979. In fact the man, George Goff, who planned to kill those guards wrote a letter to Williams' parole board stating, "If it had not been for Rasberry Williams that day there would have been two dead guards and I would be doing a life sentence".

This is Rasberry Williams third attempt in front of a the Governor of Iowa. Previously, Gov. Tom Vislak denied Williams' commutation bid in 2006 with concerns that Williams had been gambling in prison, which Rasberry denied. Then gov. Chet Culver reviewed Williams' commutation file in his final days in office in 2011 but ultimately did not act.

I, Paul Gozzo, would like to see Rasberry Williams get the opporunity to become a model citizen just like he was a model inmate and for this sotry to have a happy ending. What do you think of Rasberry Williams and Governor Terry Branstad's opporunity to end Williams prison sentence?

Andrew Auernheimer Harsh Prison Sentence by:Paul Gozzo

Andrew Auernheimer's prison sentence is getting some attention.

I'm (Paul Gozzo) not going to comment on what Auernheimer may or may not have done to get in this position in the first place. I have followed this story with interest just like I followed the Aaron Swartz story which ended so horribly. What is interesting to me is the impression by journalists on how prison sentences are actually handed out. I'm getting the feeling the public really doesn't understand this either.

Just look at the differences in these two stories. The first is from The Star Ledger in New Jersey, or and the second from the other side of the country in California at Mercury News.

So why did Andrew Auernheimer get the higher end of the "sentencing guideline" range? And what are the sentencing guidelines anyway? Is it because he actually went to trial and did not take a plea deal? Is it because he was so "defiant" and showed "disrespect" to the court as Dan Goldberg of The Star-Ledger points out? Is it because among the 120,000 iPad users whose personal data was allegedly compromised included film mogul Harvey Weinstein and big shot New York Mayor (and part time Billionaire) Michael Bloomberg, who by the way made all that money by organizing data on people and companies that he sold at a high price to Wall Streeters?

Auernheimer got the heavy sentence not because he was defiant to the judge, but because he didn't cooperate with the prosecution who never wants to go to trial and enjoys a "conviction rate" percentage in the high 90's because so many take plea agreements. So when an arrested person does actually go to trial, the prosecution then asks for the maximum sentence on the guideline range that they came up with to begin. So much of the negotiation that factors into the "range" is done behind the scenes anyway. The judge's hands are sort of tied. The prosecution has all the power.

It goes a little like this. The prosecutor's office will talk to a person about being arrested and offer them a plea that is significantly lower than what they will ask for in front of a judge if the accused signs a plea agreement and avoids a trial. Now the person has to think and weigh the options. In cases where the person is a real criminal and they know this game, they understand when to take a deal and also when to tell on someone else thus reducing their potential sentence even further. In cases where the accused (Auernheimer) feels they did no wrong and doesn't buy into the "ignorance of the law doesn't mean you're innocent" theory, and they say "no" to a plea agreement, that defiance will tick-off the prosecutor's office and the accused will end up getting hammered, or the high-end of the guideline range, at sentencing.

This news will die-out, but Auernheimer is going to jail soon. As for the "victims" in this case. I believe they already have moved on and their life was not altered in the slightest.

My guess is that Auernheimer's prison sentence will end up getting reduced significantly at some point though. I (Paul M. Gozzo) would be shocked if Auernheimer stays defiant and serves the 34.85 months or nearly three years that he would have to stay imprisoned on the 41 month sentence. (Inmates can earn 15% off for good-time).


Friday, March 15, 2013

SEC Charges the state of Illinois with securities fraud: Paul Gozzo

SEC Charges the state of Illinois with securities fraud: brought to you by Paul Gozzo

This is an interesting story from CNN

"The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Illinois state government have reached a settlement over charges that the state defrauded investors by not giving them proper information about its pension funds."

"The agency said Illinois issued corrective disclosures beginning in 2009. The state agreed to settle the SEC's charges without admitting to any wrongdoing. A statement from Illinois said the settlement is in its best interest and that it had cooperated with the probe."

Monday, March 4, 2013

I (Paul Gozzo) recently signed on to be The Director of Sales for Lax Wax. Please check out the website,

The LAX WAX product is revolutionary and I am excited to be a part of the team to bring this new technology to the fastest growing sport in the world, Lacrosse!

So far, players of all ages, from beginners to professionals, have said nothing but wonderful things about Lax Wax. Usually, once one player on a team gets Lax Wax, all of his teammates borrow his tube until it is gone or they go to their local lacrosse shop to buy a tube of their own.

The Lax Wax product works as a wax for element proofing the pocket of a lacrosse stick while providing tack for great ball control. It can be used on traditional pockets as well as both hard and soft mesh. Here is how to apply Lax Wax.

We are currently looking for new partners to sell Lax Wax at retail locations and online. Please contact Paul Gozzo directly or go to our website and follow the instructions for contacting Lax Wax.

You can follow Lax Wax on Twitter

Check out these reviews:

Lacrosse All-Stars (Sweet Sweet Lax):
Inside Lacrosse Magazine (ILGear):
NE Lax Blog (Daily New England College Lacrosse Blog):
Lacrosse Playground:
Lacrosse Playground #2:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LEDs in Obama's State of the Union speech!

Did you listen to The President's State of the Union address?

I (Paul Gozzo) played particular attention to Mr. Obama's comments on energy use. In particular, comments like;   “Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years.”

There already exists a lot of technology out there to do this now. Here is a short article from Forbes addressing this very same quote and point bringing up the fact of LED lighting and the serious progress that has been made in this sector recently.

Paul Gozzo

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pitchers and Catchers Reporting Soon

This is just one more reason I'm happy to be a Red Sox fan. Are you kidding me guy? Bro/Brah

Friday, January 18, 2013

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Beard in January!

Check out Brent Burns' new mug shot. it's not so much the picture, but how the media is running with it that cracks me up.

It's still funny to me that playoff beards, post game handshakes, and Canadians are the gist of what many still believe hockey is all about.

Here's to the new (shortened) NHL season.

Paul Gozzo

Sunday, January 13, 2013

NHL : 48 games in 99 days!

An NHL game for your favorite team, on average,  every other night. (48 games in 99 days)
I wonder if players will be burnt out come playoff time?
Actually, isn't a game every other night what they play in the playoffs?
So, in many ways, the shortened regular season is really like a playoff environment ALL season.
I'm psyched.

Paul Gozzo

Monday, January 7, 2013

The NHL Is Back !

Thankfully, the NHL is back this year albeit 3 months later. However, I for one, think the shortened season has a lot to offer. I remember the last shortened season, just 8 years ago I believe, and the atmosphere was intense from the beginning almost like a Stanley Cup playoff atmosphere. Since most of the players have been playing in leagues throughout the world, I don't anticipate a lot of rust on the players parts. It should be fun.

Paul Gozzo