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Do You Observe Memorial Day?

I was an adult when I discovered that my junior high school received its name for a specific purpose. It was to commemorate the deaths of those young men from Winnsboro who died in “The Great War”—World War One. Many of the buildings you hear about with the name “Memorial” were named in memory of those who died in that great war…

Take the Win

I spoke at an event recently, and my wife, Judy, was with me. It went so well that after I finished, somebody who was supposed to talk about another subject instead spoke about how much my speech helped him. I felt very gratified, but something kept bugging me. I was disappointed about someone who was supposed to attend the affair but did not. Judy told me to forget about that and focus on the good things of the night. That was when a phrase I had heard stood out—take the win…

Let Me Share My Mother

When I was six or seven, I applied for a summer job at the North Pole. Don’t laugh. Santa Claus replied with a gracious letter informing me that he only hired elves, not boys. I kept that letter from Santa and have it stashed away today.   

Graduates Meet THE GRADUATE

Many of these younger people flocked to the movie. They could identify with Ben. They connected with the boredom and underlying anxiety in Ben’s life. Many of them did not want to work. The irony of all this is that millions of young people paid millions of dollars to escape in the fantasy of a movie that featured the acting of some very hardworking young actors who went on to have very productive careers.

Captain of the Ship

Why not aspire to inspire that level of confidence in people if you are a leader in your job? If you are on a lower rung of the work ladder, why not seek to do the kind of job so that those around you feel better in crisis knowing that you are on the job?