Hal’s Back!

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How I Am, Who I Appreciate, and


What I Need Your Help With . . .


Everyone, it seems, asks how I am. The bottom line? My Brain and Body are Back, but my Soul and Spirit have been forever altered. I’m working through it, but I know I will never get past it. I can only trust the pain will be less severe over time.

But not to worry. You won’t read post after post here dwelling on what’s over that I can’t change. Regrouping with myself to gain that perspective is the reason I took so long to attempt this get-new-writing-business/blog post/Twitter comeback.

For some, I’m sure I’ve already said it all. I know. I do have a tendency that way. But I would be terribly remiss to not address some critical business issues that Kathy’s death brought suddenly to the surface.

FIRST among these, is my business with YOU . . . to say how deeply appreciative I am for the outpouring of prayers and good wishes from so many. A hundred and fifty people at her service last weekend. Two hundred cards in the mail. Three hundred emails. And surely over a thousand phone calls and personal visits in the months 0f her illness and the weeks since her passing.

I stand humbled and astonished by it all. Maybe I shouldn’t be. Maybe I should have expected it. Kathy, after all, was an exceptional person to so many. She changed my life for the better in every way imaginable. She gave me so much love that my actions and my whole way of thinking moved in new directions. She made me a better person. She took my breath away and turned it into the wind that filled my sails and lifted my wings.

SECOND, on the business-related lineup of things I must mention: Kathy’s absence as my daily work and marriage partner for over 25 years created a chasm the likes of which I never even imagined having to face — and cross. And there you all were again — so many friends and neighbors and family members, so many business associates and clients, even total strangers, coming to my rescue, stepping up. Telling you I’m grateful doesn’t even come close.

I have had to reassess my life and begin to think of business transitions and new business directions and so, I’m turning to you, my 3,000+ long-term, loyal friends and supporters, to ask for help in stirring up marketing assignments, and business and personal development writing and consulting assignments for me.

If you can find it, I can do it. Email me Hal@BUSINESSWORKS.US or just pick up the phone: 302.933.0116.

THIRD, is this blog and Twitter. I will be back into the full swing of business and personal development issues beginning Monday, April 23 . . . the blog, probably on a twice or three times-a-week basis to start, and Twitter?: most nights.

It feels nervous to be writing this, and re-emerging from the shadows, but somebody’s gotta do it, right? Thank you for re-joining me and for referring and recommending visitors to this site. God Bless You!

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6 Comments to “Hal’s Back!”

  1. Angela Currenton 17 Apr 2012 at 9:46 pm


    My heart goes out to you and stand by you as you get back to writing. You have a wonderful gift and look forward to reading your blog and tweets for a long time to come.


  2. Hal Alpiaron 17 Apr 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you, Angela. You are as special a person as your comments. I truly appreciate your ongoibng support. You are the best! Thank you. Hugs – Hal

  3. Celest Bennon 17 Apr 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Dearest Hal,
    You were my teacher so many years ago. You were and are my friend then and today. I learned from Christopher about your hearts passing. I sent you prayers and hope that you will find comfort. A wise person once said to me “Life is never easy but nor is it without joy. To breath, savor, weep and embrace are the perks; everything else is Life.” – Roque Crespo my dad
    I know and understand your pain, the blessing is that one day it will be replaced with the memories of joy. It’s just hard to believe that, that will really happen and when it does it’s takes you by surprise.
    Your writing makes you my teacher once again and I’m proud to call you my friend.
    Your former student
    Celest Crespo Benn

  4. Hal Alpiaron 18 Apr 2012 at 10:56 am

    Thank you, Celest. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and thoughts. You are as remarkable a person as you were when you were a student, and that alone is reemarkable! I am truly grateful for your contact. Hugs – Hal

  5. helen kelly harrison 22 Apr 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Dear Hal,
    Thank you for your generosity of spirit in allowing so many of us the opportunity to have a final moment of sharing in the joyful memories and stories of Kathy during her memorial.
    Your tweets, blogs and helpful posts have been missed…it’s good to hear your voice again.
    Helen/ Kelly

  6. Hal Alpiaron 23 Apr 2012 at 10:46 am

    Dear Hel/Kel – EvenI could not come up with the words to best describe how happy I was to see you here and have you be part of the day. Thank Kim for letting that happen, and thank YOU for always being such a warm, loyal friend and supporter. I appreciate you. Hugs – Hal

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