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34 The Facial Hair Speaks By meghan Seckman

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How do you respond to critics?

What musical experience should every man have?

Some people who criticize are just after blood. Then there are those who I respect and admire, and I value their opinion. I take heed to what they have to say and make changes when I can... within reason.

Attend a live music festival. You see people from all walks of life, and you get to eat crazy-bad food.

What book should every man read?

I don’t have a particular book, but I do read the men’s magazine GQ. It tells me a lot about how to act in social situations, how to dress, how to negotiate a salary, about travel...it covers everything.

What adventure changed your life?

Greg and I went to India for nine days in November 2012. It was amazing to see the way the natives live with very little means or resources and see their smiles and how hospitable they were. What’s the best way to motivate others?

Walk the walk. I don’t think there is any other way.

If you want to see change professionally or personally, you have to put in the work. How do you know when it’s time to walk away?

What I Know…In my 20s

Jesse Dunbar

The 27-year-old project manager with Premier Home Care talks about YPAL, his partner Gregory, and an adventure that changed his life. By Lucy M. Pritchett / Photo by melissa donald What’s the one skill every man should have?

The ability to network. That skill transfers to all areas of your life — on the job, or traveling and meeting new people. You have to have the confidence to introduce yourself to people and establish a bond or connection with someone. When should a man raise his voice?

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What advice would you give the younger you?

Always set goals so you know where you are going, but always welcome change and a little uncertainty. Sometimes what you want doesn’t work out. What drives you?

Money, money, money. [Laughs.] But also, I have a niece who is 8, and a nephew who is 3, and I want to make sure they can look up to me and see where hard work can take them. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

If you want to be the best, you have to outwork the rest.

When you have put out your best work product and feel that you can’t grow in the business or organization any more. Bow out when you are not as effective as you were. When you are not operating at your optimal pace. What are your plans for yourself?

I hope to enroll in an MBA program within the next year. I want to continue to grow at work and personally and make myself visible in a positive way in the community. What have you learned from hanging with members of YPAL?

What is the key to a good relationship?

Constant communication and adequate space. Greg and I both have busy lives, and we don’t have to be on each other’s arm all the time. What article of clothing should a man never be seen wearing?

I am not a fan of the cell phone clip on the belt or socks with sandals. But mostly, take heed: Casual Friday can be way too casual. No Powerball T-shirts that you got 20 years ago and dusty jeans. You can jazz it up a bit. What does another man’s library tell you about him?

No contact is a bad contact. And, always pull on fellow members’ strengths.

It tells me about his priorities and selfactualization. What he is doing or has done to reach a certain point in life.

What’s the best way to win an argument?

What did you learn from your dad?

Get the facts first, and then be succinct and to the point. State the data. There is no arguing with truth. How should a man say he is sorry?

You have to humble yourself and put your ego aside when you are wrong and just say “I’m sorry.”

How to make the best fried egg with just a little runny yolk. He would fry some bacon or sausage in a castiron skillet and break the egg into the hot grease and let it cook for about three minutes. Then flip it for 30 seconds on the other side. You have to have a way with the spatula. Today’s Woman


What I Know…in my 30s

Matt Baldwin

The lending officer with Centra Credit Union in New Albany speaks about the key to a good marriage and how his Major League Baseball dreams changed. By Lucy M. Pritchett / Photo by melissa donald What’s the one skill every man should have?

What should every man experience?

Being able to communicate effectively. To find something in common with others. To be able to speak well and clearly in the business world and with his family and in the community.

Being a father.

When should a man raise his voice?

What music speaks to you?

When I am excited, I raise my voice. Or when I have reached my limit as far as patience goes. What advice would you give the younger you?

Listen and take to heart what your elders have to say. They really do know what they are talking about. Experience speaks for itself. For example, my grandmother always told me, “You get what you pay for,” and “When talking to someone, look them in the eye.” Those have served me well. What book should every man read?

I don’t have a particular book, but I did enjoy reading The Tipping Point and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. What is the key to a good marriage?

Unconditional love and good communication. How do you know when it’s time to walk away?

When you are not happy anymore; when you feel no sense of purpose in what you’re doing. When in your heart, you want more from what you are doing or who you are with. 10

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How should a man say he is sorry?

Look the person in the eye and sincerely say, “I’m sorry.” You don’t buy forgiveness. I like to listen to country music. The songs have good storylines. What can a man learn by spending time in the kitchen?

What his wife goes through every night. Also, some creativity and how much work goes into making a good meal.

What does the average American not understand about personal finances?

How to operate on a budget or handle their finances effectively. I do try to help our credit union members who have gotten deep into debt, usually credit card debt. They may not know how to get those debts paid off, or they are too embarrassed to ask for help.

What human characteristics are overrated?

Height. What article of clothing should a man never be seen wearing?

A Speedo. What did you learn from your mom?

To treat others as I want to be treated. She was the one who was more understanding and forgiving. I think I get that trait from her.

Surround yourself with people who have strengths in your area of weakness. How has being a dad changed you?

I thought I was a patient person. Now I know my patience has limits. I have learned to multitask like I never did before. And that your love for your children is different from the way you love your spouse. What should every man know about women?

That they require attention. And, their bark may be worse than their bite.

What were your plans for yourself?

My dream was to be a professional baseball player. I was going to attend Arizona State on a baseball scholarship and play major league baseball. I ended up playing baseball for the University of Louisville. I was injured in my sophomore year and then played two years at Southeast Missouri State. I did try out twice for major league teams — the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. What did you learn from hanging with your teammates?

In sports, as in life, in order to achieve a goal, you can’t do it alone. You have to work as a cohesive unit and get help along the way. What was your greatest personal challenge?

Realizing that my dream of playing in the big leagues was not going to happen and that I had to do something else. That I was going to have to find something else to work toward. My dad told me after I was injured that I needed to make sure I got an education in something I was interested in to fall back on. That’s why I got my degree in finance. Today’s Woman


What I Know…in my 40s

Max Maxwell The owner of Mom’s Music opens up on drumming for the Louisville Crashers, his greatest loss, and hanging out with Kid Rock. By Lucy M. Pritchett / Photo by melissa donald

What’s the best advice you ever received?

My dad, who was a salesman and a musician, always said that business doesn’t happen until something is sold. What did you learn from your mom?

She hugs everybody. I hug lots of people. She taught me that side of things. What skill should every man have?

Woodworking. I don’t have that skill, but my father-inlaw and other men I know do. It is an amazing skill, and I think that from that, one learns other handy skills.

What book should every man read?

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It taught me how to better love my wife, my kids, and other people. Through loving them, I have gotten respect. Respect is what every man wants in his life. What were your plans for yourself?

Because of the choices you make, your dreams can change. I’ve had to re-adjust. I am living a life that is as amazing as I could possibly ever want. Because of my choices now, it gets better every day.

Get an education. Get as educated as you possibly can, especially on the things you love. What drives you?

I have an active family, my music career, a new audio/ video/lighting business, and Mom’s Music. Knowing I can be in all those parts of my life each day gets me out of bed. I enjoy having a small business that serves other musicians. It combines the practical with my passion for music. I try to strive for harmony in my life between job, family, and outside activities. What should every man taste at least once?

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How do you survive in the music business?

Music is a friendship business. Some musicians I have played with since I was a teenager. We play together, then apart, then we are back together. How should a man handle fame?

It’s great, but don’t let it fill you up. What’s the one thing every man should know about women?

Women are always right. How has being a dad changed you?

It has enabled me to be more understanding.

What does the average American not understand about music?

What article of clothing should a man never be seen wearing?

The majority think it’s easy to do — just play and have a good time. But musicians have the same love for music as any man has for his passion, whether it be sports or his family. Music is a language, and like any language, I have to listen and pick up on its inflections to be able to play with others.

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How do you handle being friends with the ultrafamous?

I have gotten to know a few — Gary Lewis, Kid Rock, Chaka Kahn, Travis Tritt, John Michael Montgomery. They are just people, and as long as they know you are just people too, they are really cool. They have the same passion and love for music that I have. What fond music memory do you have?

Playing at the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium one of the last times it performed there. Little Jimmy Dickens and Porter Wagoner were both on stage that night.

How should a man say he is sorry?

With humility and honesty. How can a man learn to negotiate difficult personalities?

Look at the other person’s side of it. Who are they, and where are they? What is going on with them today? What is the real issue here? If I can understand that, I can understand how to handle the difficulty. What was your greatest loss, and what did you learn from it?

I was in my 20s when my grandfather (on my father’s side) died. I learned then what death was all about. And in my 30s, when my grandmother died, I saw how full of myself I was at that time. I didn’t give her enough of me before that time. What’s the one piece of music everyone should experience?

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. It is an emotional journey full of beautiful, tragic songs all on the same record. Today’s Woman


What I Know…in my 50s

What advice would you give the younger you?

How should a man live his life?

A. Dale Josey

Life goes fast. It is a terminal experience, and nobody gets out alive. Slow it down.

Face what is coming your way with integrity, honesty, faith in your Creator, and yourself — combined with a healthy dose of discipline.

The executive director of Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead discusses sensitivity, ignoring his critics, and this married man reveals what every man should know about women. By Lucy M. Pritchett / Photo by melissa donald

How has that worked for you?

Well, unfortunately my mind didn’t get that memo. It is constantly engaged in possibilities. How do you respond to critics?

I don’t want to sound cavalier, but I ignore my critics. Although, I do listen to people who mean something to me. Criticizing is easy. I have no fear of critics or failure. What about risk-taking?

Taking risks isn’t easy. Some of my greatest adventures have come from taking calculated risks. I’ve got more wins than losses.

What book has influenced your thinking?

Jack Kennedy: Illusive Hero by Chris Matthews. It paints an unblemished portrait of him that they don’t tell you about in school. What should every man know about women?

That they never forget. It is part of their DNA. They can remember what you told them 20 years ago at 8:30 in the morning. I can’t remember this morning. [Laughs] We are always at a disadvantage. Tell the truth.

Success favors the prepared. I have to be willing to embrace all opportunities coming my way. How does a man find his calling?

Discover what makes you sizzle. Keep working until you find your sweet spot. It requires extreme discipline and sacrifice. How do you know when it’s time to walk away?

What ‘s the one skill every man should have?

What book should every man read?

The ability to tie a necktie. The squirrel circles the tree two times and dives down the hole. It’s simple.

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado. It’s about finding your ‘sweet spot’ or calling in life.

What role do sensitivity and compassion play in a man’s life?

When should a man raise his voice?

Both are important in a man, as it is in our DNA to be alpha dog. We have to have a sensitivity to the feelings of others and to have compassion to stop and help others along the way. 14

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In defense of another human being or animal. I have an innate need to correct perceived wrongs to others — child, woman, older person, animal… I will come after you!

We want to force things beyond their season. We want to plant today and have apples tomorrow. You can’t force a job or a relationship. It is uncomfortable, but seasons change, so embrace the season you are in. What do you think your legacy will be?

That A. Dale Josey was here. He cared to make a difference. On the day they are closing my coffin, I will sit up and say, “Wait… I have another idea!” What article of clothing should a man never be seen wearing?

High-water pants. And white pants with black shoes.

What role does courage play in a man’s life?

Change truly begins with the man in the mirror. It takes courage to be responsible for your actions and decisions. Don’t blame others. There is no one to blame. How does a man handle a bully?

You will meet bullies all your life — in the sandbox, in business, in the community. I have learned that if you stand up to a bully, he will back down. What did you learn from your dad?

That being a man is more than anatomy. You have to step up to the plate, honor your word and your commitments. You have to become velvet-covered steel. What did you learn from your mom?

That I am a man of destiny and nothing can stop me or defeat me. Today’s Woman


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Motivating Others Jeff Walz

Written by Marie Bradby Photography by Melissa Donald

University of Louisville Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Now that University of Louisville head women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz has led the Lady Cardinals to their second NCAA Championship game in April, people are going to start thinking there’s something magical in the tap water. But Jeff, a Kentucky native, has carried that magic around at all four colleges where he was assistant coach before being hired in his first head coaching position at U of L in March 2007. He helped head coach Paul Sanderford take Nebraska to a record three straight NCAA tournament appearances. He helped Maryland’s head coach, Brenda Frese, build a powerful team and win the national championship in 2006. I caught up with the busy coach when he was finishing up an emergency meeting to hire his new assistant coach. Are you one of those people who always knew what you wanted to do? No, I planned on being a high school business teacher and coaching high school basketball. My dad was a school teacher for 30 years. Education has always been part of our lives. Why did you switch plans? I was offered a graduate assistant job at Western Kentucky doing odds and ends. (Paul Sanderford) gave me the opportunity to move up. After my second year, Paul took another head coaching position in Nebraska, and I decided to try that. You played basketball yourself. What’s the difference between being a good player nfident o c e B : and a good coach? As 1 # le Ru n

a player, you’re just going out there on natural ability, and there are a lot of God-given abilities that you can’t teach someone — athleticism. You have to work to fine-tune your skills and improve your game. The coaching side is your ability to recruit good players and your ability to relate to them and get the most out of them. How do you do that? We try to make sure they trust us, keep our word with them, and treat them with respect. They are willing to give you everything they have. How do you build a winning team? It’s like putting a puzzle together. There are different personalities. Not everybody does everything well. Everybody brings a different skill set. You can’t have everybody do the same thing well. What drives you? I want to win. The ability to succeed — that’s what keeps me going. I love the competition. You have to want to win in this profession because there are so many people out there trying to do the same thing. How do you handle the pressure to win? That’s part of the job. You know when you get into this that winning is a major part of what you do. To be successful, you need to win basketball games. You understand the pressure that comes along with the profession. What did you tell your players before the championship title game against Connecticut in April? Just before every game, I try to tell them the same thing: We have to take care of ourselves. We don’t need to worry about the other team. We need to follow our plan. Our goal is to play as hard as we can for 40 minutes. We’ll worry about the score afterward. We want to make sure we are pushing ourselves to be the best we can be. It was a great run, but the Huskies dominated. What did you take away from the loss to University of Connecticut? That loss to Connecticut [makes] you realize that in order for us to win that game, we have to continue to improve. Why women’s basketball? I started coaching seventh- and eighth-grade girls when I was a junior in college. I coached my sister in AAU basketball. I’ve always coached women’s basketball and really enjoy it. How could men work better with women? I don’t think there is a difference in working with men and women. It’s just being able to respect and have the respect of your team and your teammates. For men to coach women, you are coaching basketball players, not necessarily women or men. They want to be coached as basketball players. Here are Jeff’s survival skills:

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Rule #2: Prepare to succeed. This past season,

our team worked every day to put themselves in position to be successful when it mattered most. We didn’t wish for success; we worked and expected it to happen. When the opportunity arises, be prepared.

Rule #3: Never underestimate your first impression on others. In such a competitive society, your

ability to have a positive first imp ression can determine whether you succeed or fail.

Rule #4: Listen. The good Lord

gave us two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you speak.


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2 Hitting tHe Road again Local singer/songwriter Brian Elmore has been in the music business for more than 20 years, but he took a break once he became the father of three daughters. Now that his girls have grown up, he’s chasing his dream again by self-producing his album, Dreams of My Own, to be released this fall. “All of the love, hurt, loss, and joy I’ve experienced has shaped my music,” he says. Brian can be found performing live most nights at different local bars and restaurants. > brianelmore.net — Victoria Squillante

Dr. Brad Cummins*, anti-aging and aesthetics physician at wellness and cosmetic medical center RevitaLifeMD, has been practicing for 19 years. “It has been a breath of fresh air helping people who want to take care of themselves — look better, feel better,” he says. “It is a blessing to be able to help people who want to be helped. To me, that is true healthcare.” What do you do for fun? “I love basketball. I like biking and playing tennis with my kids. I also do hot yoga — it is a life changer. It is unbelievable for your mind, strength, flexibility, breath. The meditation part of it really restarts the whole body.” A real man... “puts family above self, takes responsibility for his actions and tries to improve on a daily basis.” — Alissa Hicks

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Helping people through hard decisions Bernie Faller*, attorney and founder of Kentucky Elder Law, PLLC, one of the largest elder law firms in the state of Kentucky, says it’s important to reinvent yourself from time to time. “I graduated law school at the age of 56 and started Kentucky Elder Law,” he says.

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What do you love most about your job? “What I like is the interaction with people. We have the happiest clients, despite the serious issues we deal with.”

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What do you know about yourself? “I’ve always been good at creating something out of nothing. I am good at looking ahead, figuring things out, and recognizing opportunities and problems quicker than most. I have a good sense of humor, and my wife says I am the kindest person she’s ever met.”

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Craig and Landreth owner Larry Craig’s main advice for someone looking for the perfect car is to search locally. Many people look all over the country for a new ride, but finding and buying a car locally can be beneficial: The seller is always close by in case any problems with the vehicle come up. — Victoria Squillante

Painting What He Knows The fact that Clinton Sims grew up in Kentucky near Thoroughbred farms is obvious from the first glance at his work: His paintings are full of colorful representations of racehorses. > clintonsims.com — Victoria Squillante

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Lee Sapata* has been the owner of CertaPro Painters for four years. “[I love] satisfying our customers while addressing their needs and expectations,” he says. “I like watching the animals,” Clinton says. “I like their beauty, their actions. I like being able to capture that action.”

He’s GoT $eNse Jim Yockey*, owner of Wisdom Financial Management, LLC, has been a financial planner for 32 years and is an author of three books. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation. “The biggest pleasure I’ve had is helping those in the ’08-’09 meltdown form a [financial] plan,” Jim says. “I get to help a lot of people answer the harder questions of life. Helping those emotionally and financially who have lost spouses has been rewarding as well.” Jim is a board member of Stage One and works with Mom’s Closet. “Being involved in the community is a task, but if you’re contributing to the community, it’s not work,” he says.

Larry began his business back in 1975 and has now expanded into five different locations.

What do you love most about Louisville? “We are foodies, so we love that Louisville is ranked in the top 10 foodie towns. The community, the environment — everything has that neighborhood feel. It is a great place to raise a family.” — Alissa Hicks

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10 He chose a new career Owner Dean Tatum-Johns* has been with CertaPro since 2006. “I get to meet a variety of personalities and make a lot of people happy,” he says. What made you realize this was what you wanted to do? “I got to a point in my prior career that I was no longer enjoying myself. I knew I wanted to work for myself, and CertaPro has a vision I believe in.”

“I am easygoing and trusting as a rule.”

What do you do for fun? “I have the most fun when I am with my family. We like to spend time at the lake where we enjoy various water sports, playing games, and reading.” — Alissa Hicks

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“What I like best about Louisville is the arts: lots of music and tons of theater,” he says. “It is a small town but big enough that we have a ballet and an orchestra and an opera — not every town has an opera.”

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A real man is… “more than just a jock; a combination of sensitivity and artistic diversity. A real man makes the right decision and understands why it was the right decision.” — Alissa Hicks

A musical scuba diver? Adam Coop* has been a managing partner and director of financial planning at Lifetime Wealth Strategies for almost 12 years. “I love what I do,” he says. “What I love most about what I do is helping others — seeing the impact on their lives based on the advice and guidance I give them. ”

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What do you do for fun? “Spend time with my girls. I also love photography, music, and travel. I primarily sing and play bass. I am also an open water certified scuba diver.” A real man is... “Willing to admit his own weaknesses — and not afraid to wear pink.” — Alissa Hicks *This person is also advertising in Men We Can Count On.

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Bruce Cohen*, president of BC Plumbing Co., has been in the plumbing business for 45 years, so he knows what he’s doing around the pipes. He plays tennis, goes fishing, and also cares for his own community garden, calling it his “therapy.”

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Drew noticed that every time he mentioned the name Wafflehead Fred, he’d get a laugh or a smile. He trademarked the name and logo, which is now available on various products from polo shirts to coffee mugs (Clothing items can be purchased locally at Gifthorse).

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After losing his wife to breast cancer, John Loi decided to travel to Spain and walk “The Way of St. James,” a pilgrimage he discovered through the movie The Way. John started his journey in the city of Burgos and continued until he hit Santiago de Compostela, a 300mile trip at about 10 to 15 miles each day. Thinking of others who have endured the pain of cancer and their caregivers kept John going. “I prayed that my aches and pains would lessen their pain, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual pain,” he says. “The aches and pains I had were nothing compared to what these folks were enduring.” John says his walk was an overall healing experience: “Since my wife died, I felt as though I was in a dream and was waiting for it to be over. The walk was cleansing for me.” — Victoria Squillante

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onathan Saxon’s love of football runs deep. Starting in youth leagues, Jonathan played all the way to an offensive line position with South Carolina State University. He is currently the defensive graduate assistant coach at University of Louisville.

Jonathan finds it rewarding to guide younger players. He is keeping his eyes on the ultimate goal of becoming a head coach for a college football program. – DeLisa Cuiccio

A real man is… “one who is courageous in the face of adversity, pushes through and never gives up even when the going gets tough.”

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What do you do for fun? “Up until a few years ago, a great deal of my time was spent with the U.S. Army Reserve. One of my biggest hobbies is running — I’ve completed 13 marathons. I do a lot of public speaking for veterans’ organizations. I have done a lot of work with NABVETS, and I am active with the Honor Flight Program.” — Alissa Hicks

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s executive producer, co-writer, and co-star, Chris Robinson has made his way into the spotlight with his new movie, Jackson’s Run. This coming-of-age, faith-based story was filmed at locations throughout Southern Indiana and had a successful June premier at the Louisville Palace before an audience of 3,000. Many churches and individuals have adopted the film’s “Impact Challenge,” which uses religion to help people who are struggling to find their way in life. “The Impact Challenge is a program that helps teens and adults find their destiny,” Chris says.

Dr. Fred Preuss* has been a podiatric physician and surgeon for about 26 years. “I like that I get to do something a little different every day,” he says. A real man is… “Someone who will put his family first.” Being a native, what do you love about Louisville? “The people seem to be friendly and accepting of others here. I love the great restaurants and nightlife, plus the ease of getting around compared to a bigger city.”

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Perry Lyons*, president of P.L. Lyons Inc, has been married for 42 years and has been a builder since 1974. “I really enjoy the whole aspect of building,” he says. “I like to take the napkin we start with and build from the ground up.” How are you involved with the community? “I will be president of the Home Builders Association next year. I’m involved at Southeast Christian. I have also been a part of the Middletown Lions Club since the 1980s working with sightimpaired people.”

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ourbon Barrel Foods owner Matt Jamie’s business began at a bar when he had the idea to make a micro-brewed soy sauce, a product no one seemed to be producing in the country. After Matt taught himself how to make soy sauce, Bourbon Barrel Foods grew to include bourbon smoked pepper and paprika, bourbon barrel Worcestershire sauce, and other products. “I would really like to grow into a lifestyle brand where we are a gourmet food company that sells every aspect of Bourbon Country,” Matt says. He’s well on his way toward that aspiration with his business’ addition of a spectacular GE Monogram-sponsored kitchen full of more than $60,000 worth of appliances. — Victoria Squillante

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Other ways to help you overcome your fears:

• E xamine and manage the pressures in your life so that your nervous system does not constantly kick in. Try to avoid overloading yourself with responsibilities at home and work.

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What’s a Man to Fear? My five top fears are fear of aging and retirement, fear of failure, fear of snakes, fear of technology, and fear of not being loved and appreciated. What are your top five fears? By Bob Mueller

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s I research the fascinating subject of fear, I’m realizing that it’s quite all right to be afraid and to worry. Without fear, we would not be motivated to excel at work or in relationships, and we would not watch out for cars as we cross the street. Without fear, we would not feel the satisfaction or the adrenaline buzz of overcoming a challenge. And as nations, we would not rally to meet global problems. As we have evolved from cave people into more complex thinkers, fear has taken some strange twists and turns. Sadly, it has taken on forms that are often counterproductive. We have developed more fears than we ever had — fear of failure, fear of loss of control, fear of change, and particularly, fear of what others think about us. We view far too many things and situations as threats. Sometimes we are not fully aware of what our fears are or what is causing our anxiety. We just know something is wrong. That’s why I have worked at studying my fears and have begun to deal with them. I have learned that my fear of aging (called gerascophobia) can be countered by the fact that age brings experience and wisdom, and that I can feel more comfortable speaking the truth. I have discovered that my fear of

failure (called atychiphobia) is handled by realizing that most of the time, I will succeed, and I can learn from my mistakes. My fear of snakes (called ophidiophobia) stems from the Bible and the fact that the devil appeared as a serpent. My mantra to overcome my fear of technology (cyberphobia) is that machines and computers will help me succeed. My fear of not being loved and appreciated (called anuptaphobia) is calmed by loving myself first. We all cope with fear in different ways. We can often deal with fear by simply relaxing, breathing deeply, and putting things in perspective. That prevents our emergency fear system from kicking in beyond levels we can control, and it keeps our adrenaline output within reasonable bounds. Sometimes I use fear to motivate myself. Michael Jordan admitted at the peak of his career that he was afraid of looking inferior, so he sometimes got himself worked up and focused his hormonal energy to launch himself into the “zone.” As we continue to understand ourselves, there is hope — even excitement — that the new facets of fear we are discovering will help us deal with this powerful emotion more effectively.

• Identify and eliminate exaggerated thinking. You may be an obsessive thinker and make mountains out of molehills. • Raise your anxiety threshold so that you don’t become anxious over unimportant things. • Learn to express your feelings without constantly bottling them up. • W hen you feel anxious, breathe deeply from your abdomen, or use mantras such as “Relax” or “Stop it, now!” • Learn to relax through meditation and spirituality. Think about things beyond yourself. Volunteer. • Build a good network of family, friends, and coworkers. • Get a pet and talk to it. Pet owners have fewer visits to the doctor. • Change things once in a while. Routine and boredom can make you anxious. • Sometimes prescription medications can help. See your doctor.

Bob Mueller is Senior Director of Mission & Stewardship at Hosparus, the community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. He has three books available: Look Forward Hopefully, The Gentle Art of Caring, and his latest, Create a Better World. Find Bob online at bobmueller.org and email him at bobmueller@insightbb.com.

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Alex Reymundo: nationally

recognized comedian and now, tequila proprietor

Interview by Holly Gregor Photography by Melissa donald

His passion is evident! Alex Reymundo, born in Acapulco, raised in Texas, is wild about tequila!

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inding his way to Louisville by marrying his wife, a native Louisvillian, Alex is expanding his career from successful comedian to tequila proprietor. In fact, you may have seen Alex in one of his two specials on Showtime’s Comedy Central; Hick-Spanic and Red-Nexican. One of the Latin Kings of Comedy with George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodrigues, and Joey Medina, Alex is now touring with Ron White, of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame. True to his comedy roots, Alex named his new tequila business Number JUAN, which launched into the marketplace last month. While we sip from the more exclusive tequila in his line at Seviche Restaurant, Alex effuses, “Look at the legs on that,” referring to the tequila dripping down the snifter glass while he swirls it. “They’re beautiful, they’re thick, they run slow, and there aren’t very many of them.”

laughed and said, ‘That’s the dumbest thing we’ve ever heard of.’ Well, I went on the Bob & Tom radio show, with 160 markets across the country, and I said, ‘Go to my Facebook page and vote on the label.’ Over 500 people went on there and voted! That’s a free test group!

Is tequila now a sipping drink?

When I was 2, we moved into a middle-class white neighborhood. I like to say we didn’t belong there, and financially, we didn’t really belong. We had a real nice house... nothing in it. All the little kids used to play at our house, because you can’t break what you don’t have. My mother used to say to me and all my brothers and sisters, ‘You have a responsibility. Don’t fulfill any stereotypes they’re waiting to peg on you. You have a responsibility for all the people who can’t speak for themselves.’ And I was like, ‘Mom, I’m 5.’

It always has been. Unfortunately, it was introduced to the country as a wild, crazy drink with a worm in it. John Paul DeJoria of The Patron Spirits Company was brilliant when, in the 1980s, he marketed his as a premium tequila, 100 percent agave instead of the blends we were used to. When he introduced his premium tequila, he re-educated America that tequila is supposed to be sipped like a beautiful bourbon.

What inspired you to start a tequila company?

I have been drinking tequila since I was 16. (Alex whispered, because his 14-year-old daughter is with him. He also has a 10-yearold son.) I love tequila and truth is, I have found the superior tequila. I don’t say that because I’m selling it; I wouldn’t be selling it if it was anything less.

How did you find the courage to start this new company?

I gathered all my pennies and I’m simply allowing my faith in God to bless my steps.

Do you feel a responsibility to represent the Hispanic community as a comedian and business owner?

How did you discover this tequila?

My friend and now partner, Julio Rejon, also a tequila connoisseur, went through the hills of Mexico, through the valleys, to the Tequila region, and he found the perfect tequila: not massproduced, just a small little distillery that takes pride, puts their heart, passion, and craft into their product. When I tasted it for the first time, I knew it was the best tequila I had ever tasted.

You compare tequila to bourbon. Why?

Tequila, like bourbon, is made in a particular region. Tequila comes from the blue agave plant that grows in Mexico where a volcano erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago, leaving behind rich volcanic soil. Number JUAN is made from the agave of the lowlands, a better part of the region of Tequila.

Who came up with the name?

My partners, Julio Rejon and Fernando Del Toro, and I did.

I think it’s hysterical!

Not everyone liked the name. When we first started this venture, we were told we were going to need to spend $50,000 to $80,000 with a marketing company to give it a name, a label, and do all this test marketing. One of the first things we said was, ‘How about Number JUAN?’ They

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Abraham Lincoln, Fidel Castro, Karl Marx, Jesus, Santa Claus, and George Clooney. Picture an iconic man of power, and chances are he’ll have an equally iconic display of facial hair.

“I started growing it after my cousin and I watched Whisker Wars, so I figured I’d try it. It’s 10 inches long right now, and I’m getting ready for my two-year anniversary.”

Shane Ramsey Occupation: architectural

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The barber’s analysis: “This is a beard of philosophers and poets. It says, ‘I’m patient and committed.’ This guy knows more than you about beer, women, and music. He will gladly talk to you about all three if you can just ignore the fact that there is probably food in his mustache.” 34

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“It made me look older and more intimidating when playing sports in high school and college. Now, if I shaved my entire face before work, I’d need to do it again before noon. I call it taking advantage of a God-given blessing. Professionally, I think men with facial hair are taken more seriously, and appear more driven.”

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The barber’s analysis:

“The classic goatee. Definitely grown in college to pick up chicks. Definitely kept as a professional so he doesn’t look like he’s 11.”

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his isn’t just coincidence. Facial hair exudes confidence, and the men who choose to manifest such manly potential shout to the world their greatness (or ego, or fundamentalism) one mustache at a time. In fact, “beard” in its verb form actually means to boldly confront or challenge. It seems that Louisville has welcomed the whiskers with open, tattooed arms. Just take a field trip to the Nachbar or any other hipster hangout, and you will be immersed in the beard. Are all these men challenging the world, creating an epicenter of scruffy dominance in our beloved city? Nick Smith, master barber for more than 10 years and beard aficionado, weighs in on a few of the beards around town and what they have to say about the men underneath them.

“I was very interested in Civil War history growing up and always wanted a handlebar mustache. I am an accomplished competitive mustache grower, having won the National English Style Mustache Championship in Las Vegas. I am looking to defend my title and hope to make it to Germany for the World Championship in a few months.”

“There is serious dude envy surrounding beards. In order to grow a beard, there are three criteria: physical ability, the liberty to grow a beard at your place of work, and an intrinsic willingness. My beard allows me to be eccentric on the job; it also holds the man smells of bourbon, bacon, motor oil, and the tears of vanquished opponents.”

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Patrick Fette Occupation: between jobs Neighborhood: Highlands

The barber’s analysis:

“I have seen this gentleman’s mustache in real life, and I assure you that it was hand drawn by God on Patrick’s face. Some people were born to be heroes, others kings. Patrick Fette was born to grow this exact mustache.”

Mark Palmer Occupation: owner

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The barber’s analysis:

““This guy is a barbarian. You can tell that he is a creative force to be reckoned with. At the same time, the detail trimming around his mustache and cheekbone area show that he knows how to harness his animal instinct and make it work on his behalf.”

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These guys were pitching healthy eating way before the Zesty guy on the Kraft commercials. And good eating is only part of it — they are pushing women and men in our area to become more fit by lifting weights, running, and pushing their bodies to a new level. That they practice what they preach is obvious. They also use spices...

Story by Amanda Beam / Photos by Melissa Donald / Location: Admiral Bicknell House in New Albany

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He’s Spicy Gaurav Sharma, 26, is a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Floyd Knobs. He’s been fitness training for 10 years, but only been in America for about four years. “In India, I was 16 years old when I started working as a yoga instructor,” he says. “I became a personal trainer and self-defense instructor when I was 18.” Guarav also trained and competed in judo.

“Women are as strong as men. Whatever a man can do, a woman can do the same thing. I do the same workout with a woman as I do with a man because it’s all about technique and form. “

Favorite Spices: “Turmeric, garlic, and ginger — they are all-over body healers. They reduce inflammation from our joints and muscles. Also, green chile is a lot better than red chile. And nutmeg — use it every everyday to get rid of allergies — and it’s really good for our respiratory system.” Check out Guarav’s recipe for Rosemary Salmon at TodaysWomanNow.com. Find him: gsharma03@yahoo.com, Gaurav Sharma on Facebook.


If you work out, Meissan guarantees “you’ll have a highly motivated attitude, sleep better, and have more energy throughout the day. You’ll become more in tune with your body, and you’ll not only know your limits but push past your limits and have new limits.”

He’s Smooth

Meissan McDaniel, 24, has worked at Schrink Personal Training, LLC for about a year. “I graduated from Western Kentucky with a degree in exercise science, and the next day I was working,” he says. Favorite Spices: “I like to use ground cumin seed and curry powder to reduce inflammation.” Read about his recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Pudding at TodaysWomanNow.com. Find him: meissanhighlymotivated@gmail.com, schrinkpersonaltraining.com

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WellnessWatch

by amanda beam

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer. Help raise money and awareness for the deadly disease by participating in the eighth annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K run

Should He? Or Should She? F

or many couples, a vasectomy offers a cheaper, safer form of birth control than the female surgical practice of tubal ligation or the health risks of taking birth control pills. As urologist in private practice with First Urology, Dr. Brad Bell, M.D. has performed hundreds of vasectomies in his Southern Indiana and downtown Louisville offices. “The cost [of a vasectomy] is a lot less than a tubal ligation,” Bell says. “And the failure rate is actually a lot less than a tubal ligation as well.” Only one in 2,000 men will find that the surgery is unsuccessful, says Bell. According to mayoclinic.com, an estimated one in 100 women will become pregnant within the first year after a tubal ligation. In addition,

women who conceive after the procedure have an increased likelihood of a lifethreatening ectopic pregnancy, in which the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity. Most vasectomies are performed in an office setting under a local anesthetic. After the procedure, men generally return to daily life within four to five days with no permanent side effects. Most insurance companies cover the cost of vasectomies. Bell says he sees the most patients in the fall after many insurance deductibles have been met. What’s his second busiest time of year? “The other busier time is actually around March Madness,” Bell says. “A lot of guys get the vasectomy, put ice on their scrotum, and watch the basketball games.”

August 24, 9am Iroquois Park, Louisville coloncancerpreventionproject.org/ about-the-walk.html

85% — The chance a couple has of conceiving a child during the course of a year without the use of a contraceptive according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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igns and symptoms of low testosterone, a A simple blood test that measures the hormonal deficiency, include a depressed hormone can confirm whether a man’s body mood, decreased or diminished energy, is producing the right amount. If not, diminished muscle mass or testosterone replacement strength, and lack of therapies including shots, patches, A simple blood test concentration. But most pills, and intramuscular injections that measures the frequently, men might hormone can confirm exist to supplement the naturally notice a change in their occurring chemical. From increased whether a man’s bedroom behavior. sexual responses to greater bone body is producing “The most common density and muscle mass, men the right amount. complaint has to do with report numerous benefits to sexual symptoms like receiving the therapy. decreased libido, erectile However, Calderon says the dysfunction, difficulty achieving orgasm, or treatment isn’t for everyone. Men who have the decrease in the intensity of the orgasm,” prostate cancer or problems with their liver says Dr. Ivan Calderon, a family practice should talk to their doctors. doctor at Valley Medical.

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Manly Restaurants Story and Photos by Melissa Donald

One-word names sum up what these restaurants serve. But despite their simple titles, both these establishments offer creative dishes. Simple presentations fit right in with the restaurants’ charm and décor. Stop in for a Feast

As you enter Feast, you immediately know you are in the right place for a delicious barbecue. With brick-exposed walls, wooden tabletops, a bar straight ahead, and an ‘Order Here’ sign off to the side, every interior feature screams, “We serve barbecue!” Virtually everything is house-made from local ingredients when available. Feast uses sorghum bought instate as a sweetener. They have 12 beers on tap, all crafted in Indiana and Kentucky. Step right up to the counter and order from an array of different barbecue options. You’ll find pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, brisket, tofu, tacos, and salads, too.

Owner and chef Ryan Rogers’ grandfather created Reverend Rogers’ white chocolate bread pudding dessert. The good Reverend offered the original recipe to Feast, where it was altered, creating instead fried wedges rolled in sugar and served with a white chocolate bourbon sauce. When Reverend Rogers visited and ordered the dessert, it was not at all what he was expecting and, well, let’s just say it didn’t go very well. But Grandson Ryan seems to know something, because this is the most popular dessert item on the menu.

A popular snack item is the Two Crispy Pork Cakes. Two round pulled pork cakes rest on a pool of house-made barbecue sauce and are topped with Feast’s own creamy coleslaw and green onions.

Feast

116 West Main Street New Albany 812.920.0454 feastbbq.com

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The Duck Burger on Focaccia bread assembled under the Chef Recommendations, which includes a fried egg, greens, and house-made cranberryjalapeño jam, topped with a soft-shell crab. Most patrons advise going with the Chef Recommendations. The option to build your own burger is also available.

Restaurants Are you Game?

Game knows the recipe for an exotic burger. Antelope or kangaroo? Game has both, along with a variety of other game meats. If you are not sure which meat to choose from for your main course, then order a meatball sampler for a fraction of the cost, which also has two vegetarian options. All menu items are delivered and presented on a wooden board, right in line with the restaurant’s character. Indoor and covered porch-like seating is available. No meal with a burger would be complete without a nice, cold beer. With eight rotating taps and nearly 60 different beers in-house, Game houses various craft beers and imports. Come as you are and be prepared for an unconventional burger experience.

Game

2295 Lexington Road Louisville 502.618.1712 louisvillehammerheads.com

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Hours: Dinner: Monday-Saturday, 5-10pm Closed: Sundays

Much better than the traditional campfire treat, Game’s S’more is massive, rich, and delicious. Made with homemade graham crackers, dark and milk chocolate, and perfectly grilled marshmallows, this s’more is a great ending to a fantastic meal.

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The Louisville Palace Theatre’s 2013 Summer Classic Movie Series There is nothing like seeing a classic film on a big movie screen, especially from a seat in the gorgeous Louisville palace, which was a movie theater before becoming a concert arena about 30 years ago. This year’s Annual Summer Classic Series at the palace is bringing back the films of legendary director/ producer Alfred Hitchcock. The first time the palace presented this series of Hitchcock’s films a few years ago, its popularity was such that the night Rear Window opened, ticket lines reached all the way down to the end of the block on both sides of the house doors. Not only did no one seem to mind standing in those long lines, but the people standing in them spanned four generations!

When Louisville native Alanna Nash reviewed this Southernrock-influenced duo’s 1999 debut album Tattoos & Scars for Entertainment Weekly magazine, she rated it a ‘B’, adding that the album’s content was “testosterone-laden.” Apparently, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, because in the years since Danville native Eddie Montgomery and Lexington native Troy Gentry first got together in 1990, the award-winning artists’ rebel-rousin’ songs have had such apropos titles as “Hell Yeah,” “Speed,” “Gone,” and “My Town.” over the past 10 years, I’ve been to at least three MG concerts and quite frankly have had ‘hell yeah!’ experiences every time. This proud American and country-music-lovin’ gal wouldn’t dream of missing this concert.

En Vogue

According to Billboard Magazine, En Vogue is the 18th most successful act of the 1990s and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time. This seventime Grammy-nominated R&B and pop group has also won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in history. Hit singles include “Free Your Mind,” “Lies,” “You Don’t Have to Worry,” and “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It).”When En Vogue opened for the late Luther Vandross during his 1993 tour, I was there at Freedom Hall and remember being as impressed by En Vogue’s vocal harmony as I was by their beautiful, eyecatching gowns.

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I clearly remember being struck by how much Earth, Wind & Fire’s fantastic Kentucky Center performance in June reminded me of the TV appearances I’ve caught of Bruno Mars in concert. Both bands have all their musicians execute choreographed moves during the up-tempo numbers. Whether you’re at an EW&F or Bruno Mars concert, you’ll definitely experience rushes of adrenaline to both your eyes and ears throughout the night. Mars’ latest single,“When I Was Your Man” from his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox, exploded onto the top 10 of Billboard’s “Hot 100”upon its release, where it joins the album’s first single, “Locked out of Heaven.” The success of “When I Was Your Man”also marks the Grammy-winner’s 10th consecutive single to hit the top 10. WhEn: August 18 WhErE: KFC! Yum Center TickETs: Visit the box office or

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BeFOre YOU By Tiffany White / Photo by Melissa Donald

Chip Heuser, 28

Job: Professional pole vaulter; head of insurance

filing and personal trainer at Heuser Health

Go Catapulting 18 feet into the air is a no-brainer for professional pole vaulter Chip Heuser — even after suffering a severe head injury while training during his senior year at the University of Oklahoma. Now, Chip is passing on his passion for pole vaulting to kids with the creation of Vault in the Ville.

Chip’s next big challenge is training to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “I train year round, and my body is slowly withering away from all of the training that I do, but I enjoy it,” he says. Fashion He’s Wearing: “I like to call my style athletic chic. I enjoy comfortable clothes and jeans. I have an eclectic shoe collection, which includes Radii shoes, Nike, Cole Hann, and Johnston & Murphy. Exercise equipment he’s loving:

“I mainly do body weight exercise, and I sprint across the Big Four Bridge once a week.” Latest Purchase He’s Praising:

“My new pair of Nikes.”

Biggest Adrenaline Rush:

Before I Go... “I always put on a little bit of cologne (either

Acqua Di Gio or Monteblanc Legend) because I really don’t want to stink, and I make sure I have my wallet, phone, and keys. It’s the holy trinity.”

“My father says that I am naturally bull-headed and amped up. My teammates call me ‘the Showman’ because I am so animated and hyperactive. I believe if you are not enjoying what you are doing, you can’t develop that drive you need to succeed.”

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Chip, shown here, is pole vaulting at the Vault in the Ville training facility (2720 Cannons Lane at Bowman Field) to teach kids pole vaulting, high jump, and long jump.

things other than the pole vault and think about things that make me happy, because when I am happy, I jump the highest.” Today’s Woman


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