October 21, 2011
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Tom Kessler believes that it's bad luck to be superstitious.
He is unapologetically apologetic.
Kessler prints all his black and white photos in color and will kill anyone who challenges his pacifism. He gets strange looks at traffic lights with NPR's "All Things Considered" thumping from his sound system.
Kessler has an unusually large "personal space" requirement…and if someone invades his space, he'll start talking like Richard Simmons very loudly.
Kessler lives in Central Florida, and is an alumnus of The University of Florida. He spent 15 years working for The Walt Disney World Resort including a four year stint in production at The ESPN Club. While there, Kessler had the opportunity to meet many high profile athletes. His conclusions? They all make too damn much money.
Kessler fondly remembers the day his father brought home his first street hockey stick, and can still feel the electricity of attending Philadelphia Flyers games at the venerable Spectrum in the family season tickets in Section X, Row 1, seats 3 and 4...where his heroes were Bernie Parent, Bobby Clarke, Reggie Leach, Rick MacLeish, Gary Dornhoefer and Dave Schultz of the Broad Street Bullies.
When Kessler moved from Delaware to Florida in 1982, he traded in his hockey sticks for surfboards. While a student at The University of Florida, Kessler had the opportunity to live in Kailua, Oahu for one summer, where he surfed every day. A rare late spring swell during Memorial Day weekend produced waves 6-8 feet (15 foot faces) enabling Tom to satisfy a lifelong dream of surfing big waves on The North Shore.
Kessler realized another dream as he learned to hang glide at The Wallaby Ranch in Central Florida. His best flight is four and a half hours during which he got up to 6,276 feet.
One of Kessler’s hang gliding buddies co-founded a team of highly skilled blackjack players, and Kessler played on large team trips in Vegas, and Mississippi.
Kessler is the consummate ‘idea man’ and feels that he missed the boat on the greatest product ever invented…invisible fences. Ever the creative one, Kessler is now fomenting plans to create the invisible door company.
Regardless of how well the invisible door company fares, Tom Kessler is very grateful to have an opportunity to contribute to the community at The Bleacher Report…and hopes that you’ll enjoy the writing that he produces.
Thanks for signing up as a fan, Tom!
Hey, tell me what you think about my post, "The Top Ten Florida Gators of All Time" http://bleacherreport.com/articles/275262-the-top-ten-florida-gators-of-all-time
A bit of Panhandle humor...
hey i published mine, lemme know when yours is up so we can link. thanks!!
The Heisman Trophy isn't the same as it use to be. What are the faults and what can be done in order to get the bronze figurine back to where it once was?
Don't be shy!
Who do you think is the most important person to Bleacher Report?
Thanks for the edit, Tom! I changed the sentence you suggested I should.
Thanks for the great edit!
Glad you like it Tom!