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A Merciful Savior Intervenes

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Dumit GhantousLast week, I published a tribute that my wife, Georgette, had written about her father, Dumit Ghantous. Georgette’s dad passed away on January 19, 2016. I met Dumit on August 4, 1978, when I was 21 years old. I remember the date because it was the same day I met Georgette. We met in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Midwest Federation… Read More

Trash Compactors and Depression

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Walls Closing InOn a Friday evening in June 1977, while I was in the family room of my parents’ home, the evening news came on the television. The news opened with a teaser announcement about a movie that had recently been released that was surprising all of the critics and was wildly popular among viewers. Of course, if we wanted to know what that movie was, we had to sit through 20 minutes… Read More

The Way Things Are Done At Disney

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Disney Diagram 1 The image on this page is from a diagram that was drawn in 1967 on an 11 x 17 inch sheet of paper.  The drawing is an outline of all of the integrated components of the Walt Disney Company.  Although Disney died in 1966, the diagram reflects his vision for the company that he built into a business empire. I saw the diagram for the first time earlier this month at a marketing conference… Read More

Protection From A Tornado

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
TornadoThe recent tornado that ripped through Washington, Illinois, destroyed the home of my office manager, Kenna.  When she heard the sirens and realized what was going on, she barely had enough time to wake her daughter and get her out of bed to run down to the basement of their house.  As soon as they got down the stairs, the tornado took out her daughter’s bedroom and then tore through the rest of the… Read More

The Age of Mercy

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Pope - ConfessionYou may have seen the media frenzy surrounding Pope Francis’s recent answer to a reporter’s question about homosexuality, when the pope said, “Who am I to judge?”  While the worldwide media focused on this one particular response, they ignored the overall theme of the pope’s answers to questions that were thrown at him by reporters for over an hour. The exchange between… Read More