Monthly Archives: June 2005

Instructions For Life

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs:· Respect for self· Respect for others and· Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what … Continue reading

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The Ball State Singers

The fall of 1964, I was born. Also that fall, the Ball State University Singers, the new “show choir” at Ball State, was born. When the Ball State Singers and I were not even teenagers, we met for the first … Continue reading

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Father Flanagan

One of my heroes of inspiration is Father Flanagan, the Irish priest who established Boys Town in Nebraska. Father Flanagan’s mission began with five orphaned boys and grew to become one of the most prestigious mission programs in the world. … Continue reading

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Mouse Trap

Late one Saturday night I heard a pair of footsteps bounding up the basement stairs. I looked up at the clock and figured a commercial had propelled them from the depths of TV Land. “Dad,” my sons cried. “There’s a … Continue reading

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Wilbur, Orville & Katharine Wright

I recently discovered this photograph of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and their younger sister, Katharine.

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The Wright Musical To Wright

The summer of 1999, I took off on a wonderful three week vacation which included Niagara Falls; the Trapp family resort in Stowe, VT; FDR’s Home, Hyde Park; New York City; Teddy Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill; Montauk Light House on … Continue reading

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Lincoln Museum & Library

This Spring the Lincoln Library & Museum opened in Springfield, Illinois. Although I have not yet taken my sons to visit this magnificent place, I intend to do so by summer’s end. It looks incredible! If you have an opportunity … Continue reading

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