One of my saddest memories took place in a church. I grew up in the Catholic church. When I was a little kid, my parents divorced. And, depending on whose house I was in on the weekends, that's the parent who took me to Sunday mass. When I was old enough to partake of Holy … Continue reading Painful memory of a church’s snub
A few years ago, I ran across a graduation card with a handwritten note from David Fortney, one of my journalism professors -- a man I knew as a mentor, a very talented writer, and a friend. David was a Vietnam veteran. Prior to his years teaching journalism at Truman State University, he'd worked as … Continue reading Thank faculty mentors while you can
Take the first 10 minutes of your morning and write a thank you note to someone. Who? Someone you've been meaning to thank. That person who's been on your mind that you can't find the time to reach out to. Maybe it's a person in your office who helped you out of a jam. Maybe … Continue reading Recipe for a smile
Marketing is storytelling. Take a moment to read Acts 3:2-10 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at … Continue reading Get up and dance!
One day I went to my mailbox at work and there were two business-sized envelopes in there. The first had a preprinted return address in the upper left corner. My address was typed on an adhesive label. The stamp indicated the letter was part of a bulk mailing. The second was in a similar envelope. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Envelopes