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The Gift of Trust

There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction …. that he must take himself for better or worse as his portion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, (“Self-Reliance,” 1839-40) My dear friend, My fervent prayer is that … Continue reading

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Why We Love Superman Over and Over Again!

As you probably know, a new Superman movie opened last week. So familiar is the legendary–and, by now, nearly mythical–hero that entitling the movie simply Man of Steel makes its subject matter and main character recognizable for audiences virtually anywhere … Continue reading

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Kernels on Healthful Goal-Setting from a Kentucky Colonel

I am proud to tell you that since 1980 I have been a “Kentucky Colonel.” The certificate signed by then-Governor John Y. Brown still hangs in my office. Despite this great honor, though, I have never been to the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Bridge Burning in Professional Relationships

I recently escorted my wife to her high school reunion in New York City. That sentimental journey was fun and it reminded me of the lifelong friendships we both made at St. John’s University (Go, Red Storm!!), where we met. … Continue reading

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Have You Flipped the Courage Switch ?

I was not the coolest kid in school, and that’s saying something because it was a pretty low-keyed place. Maybe it was because my overprotective mother worked in the school cafeteria to keep an eye on me. Maybe it was my … Continue reading

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We Can Learn Much from Pope Benedict’s Heroic Decision

Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, surprised the world on Monday, February 11, 2013, by announcing that he will resign at the end of the month. People announce that they’re resigning all the time, yet … Continue reading

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A True Hero – Stan “The Man” Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals

Stan Musial died today.  Certainly one of the most beloved and iconic players in the history of major league baseball. In June 2011 we published the following essay about the great man. I have never bought into Leo Durocher’s dictum … Continue reading

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