Category Archives: Words

Happy World Communications Day!

  Of course, the most important fact about this day is that it is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, including my own mom in heaven and my wonderful wife Eileen, who is the world’s best mom to … Continue reading

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Oh My Podcast! We’re E-vangelizing!

  Today brings the debut of a podcast whose development has been a highlight of my communications career. Please check out the first episode in the initial nine-part series, titled “Got Joy?” Before you do that, let me thank my … Continue reading

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Proposing a Toast to Toastmasters

Give some thought to joining your local Toastmasters International club. Toastmasters is one of those great organizations where professional development, personal enrichment, fellowship and fun intersect. Its 16,400 clubs in 141 countries stand as reminders of the importance of good … Continue reading

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Who Put the “Lent” in Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Please accept a gift that has no calories but still has a lot of energy in at least two different forms–my excitement about a little book I produced to make people smile about the deeper … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas Now, in Words & Music

“I see friends shaking hands, saying, How do you do? / They’re really saying, I love you.” Louis Armstrong made a good point in the great song, “What a Wonderful World,” which resonates with his own happy heart and the … Continue reading

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“Holy Darkness”

See this coverage of the total eclipse from WNDU-TV in South Bend Thanks to WNDU TV in South Bend for this access to shared live coverage from NBC. Thanks to Dan Schutte for his song (“Holy Darkness” copyright 2001, performed … Continue reading

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Affluenza — The 20th Anniversary

(Originally written for the blog of my Secular Franciscan Order fraternity in Mishawaka, Indiana) This is the 20th anniversary of the broadcast of a documentary that has lodged itself in my heart and my mind. May I recommend it to you … Continue reading

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