December 6, 2012

When a Film is Better Than the Book

I like to see movies where a character in history is brought to life. One of my favorites recently is Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as […]
October 4, 2011

Strengthening Your Speech by Quoting Others

When someone says or writes something powerful or memorable, you might think, “Why couldn’t I say it like that?”  Well, you can!  Jot down the […]
September 29, 2011

Top Ten “Must-Reads”

I cannot stress the importance of reading books without suggesting some books to read!  Since I have averaged reading 75 books a year for the […]
September 21, 2011

Book It to a Book!

This time of year publicity for the new fall television schedule is ubiquitous. What will be the hit program?  What new star will we be […]
August 4, 2011

Never Stop Dancing

An article in The New Yorker featured the career of Dick Van Dyke, who at almost 85 years old was singing and dancing in A […]
May 31, 2011

I Wanted to Cry!

          My favorite annual sporting event is the Indianapolis 500. Everyone in the family knows not to bother me from 12:15 to about 3:30 on […]
April 14, 2011

Is Yours a Tape Measure Homerun?

Mickey Mantle is my all time favorite athlete. Each time he went to bat, we had the same feeling Reds fans have today when Aroldis […]
April 7, 2011

Comedians Can Write, Too!

I typically think of Tina Fey in connection with "30 Rock" or "Saturday Night Live."  I would not expect her literary skills to show up in an […]