November

November 26, 2011

Saying “Thank You” the Walt Disney Way

About ten years ago, my wife and I attended a marketing conference featuring Mike Vance as one of the speakers.   When Vance was a young man, he was a personal friend and associate of Walt Disney.  Vance, who is now in his eighties, was the founder of the Creative Thinking Association of America.

November 19, 2011

Hate, Anger, Love, & Forgiveness

As you may know, Georgette and I have seven children – one boy and six girls.  Our son, Harry, was born in 1981, ten months after we were married.  Anna was born twenty-two months later, and Maria was born on Harry’s third birthday.  We had an instant family – three babies in three years.

November 12, 2011

Revenge, Boxing, & Forgiveness

When I was 12 years old, I took over a paper route delivering newspapers for the Peoria Journal Star.  Every day, I picked up the newspapers at Stafford’s Dairy, which was located about 6 blocks from my parents’ home.

November 5, 2011

A Wicked Experience

As you may know, the Broadway show, Wicked, played in Peoria from October 12th through October 30th.  When tickets went on sale a few months ago, I bought tickets for me, Georgette, and our three youngest daughters, Mary, Christine and Teresa.  Tickets ranged in price from $42 to $127.  I got by “cheap” by purchasing the $42 (second balcony) tickets for a total cost of $210..

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