I Am Very Much Alive


Just to clear up any confusion…

1) Yes, my name is Joe Stankowski
2) No, I did not die in WWII

I only bring this up because according to an article in Monday’s (Pittsburgh)Post Gazette:

“When the Germans counterattacked with tanks, Mr. [Joe] Stankowski’s position was overrun, and he was killed…”

I Blog, Therefore I Am?
Notwithstanding the fact that I wasn’t even born until February of 1972, assuming I actually was killed by German forces in 1945, would somebody puh-leeeze care to explain to me how it is possible that in the first few months of 2007 I have already…

  • Contributed a chapter (“The Quest for the Golden Monkey“) to Alwyn Cosgrove’s Lift Strong project. NOTE: All proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Written an article (“5 Costly Mistakes When Creating a Home Gym”) for Coach Mike Robertson’s special report, Insight From The Experts – now available absolutely free to subscribers of his e-newsletter
  • Been quoted and/or contributed to numerous training tips in Men’s Fitness magazine…
  • Tested and/or reviewed various fitness books and products, including TylerGrips (which, by the way, are my favorite new training tool) and a new line of nutritional supplements available only through fitness professionals…
  • Made my acting debut in the stage production of “In A Time of Scoundrels” at the Delaware Theatre Company

Need even more evidence that I am alive and kicking?
In mid June, I’m tentatively scheduled to oversee another multi-day fitness video podcast shoot in NYC.

If you’re in the area and feel compelled to meet with me in person to prove to your doubting self that I really did survive the German attack during dub-ya dub-ya two, I’ll be happy to hang out with my legion of fans at a yet-to-be-determined dining establishment (probably in Mid-Town) – but please, no autographs…

Stay tuned to The Cup for more details…

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