Pursuit of Excellence

Remembering 9/11, we tend to remember the whole event rather than the personal stories. More than 2,753 individuals died in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon that day. New York suffered the loss of 343 firefighters. One of them was 42-year veteran First … Read More

“How can we love our country and not love our countrymen? And loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they’re sick, and provide opportunities to make them self-sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory.”Read More

It Seems Fitting

“We cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first. We can guarantee that any failure to make this effort will make us last.” – John F. Kennedy

With all the turbulence in the world, it seems fitting that American’s are once again looking to … Read More

In the ’70s film, The Graduate, young Benjamin Braddock is attending a celebratory party arranged by his parents when he is pulled to the side by a business friend of the family. The older man puts his arm around Ben, then lowers his voice … Read More

I didn’t know much about Tyler Perry before Sunday’s Academy Award event. I sure know a lot more now.

Last Sunday, Perry was the recipient of the Gene Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The honor is only periodically given to an “individual in the motion picture industry … Read More

What We All Need Right Now

Note: Sorry, folks, will return on Thursday. This past year has been an incredible challenge for us all, for some, brutally so. However, 13-year-old William Olmstead from Wilton, Connecticut chose a different challenge. CBS reporter Steve Hartman, tells this short but inspiring story. “Olmstead, a … Read More

His instruments were prehistoric by today’s standards. His seat was a lightweight, stiff, wicker chair with a thin cushion. He took four sandwiches on the trip: two ham, two roast beef. He flew without radio equipment or safety equipment in exchange for gasoline. At the … Read More