A reason to be optimistic

It’s so easy to criticize today’s teenagers. They have it SO much better than we did, right? They’re so spoiled with their cell phones and cool clothes and prom limousines. You might think they’re so self-centered that they don’t care about their community. And you would be wrong. The Stein High School Key club in…

The next four years

Another peaceful election is in the books for one of the greatest nations on Earth. The question is no longer what Republicans or Democrats will do. The question is now what will Americans do? In the next four years, we have the freedom and the opportunity to: Stop name calling, listen to differing opinions and…

When the road is long

My brother Jeff is living with cancer and kicking its butt. Last Sunday he ran the Chicago marathon to prove to himself and to everyone that he could do it. He gave me permission to publish this personal thank you letter he sent to donors below (still time to give here). It’s a reminder about the teamwork…

The power of yet

It was the morning after the book signing, and I got a message from a high school friend saying he was sorry he had to miss the event. He had already ordered “Getting to the Point” online and wanted to get it signed. He added, “Oh, one more thing… my wife was diagnosed with Multiple…

The SpongeBob Payoff

Whether you call it a shameless publicity stunt or sincere effort to raise money for cancer research, you are right. I laid down a challenge that I would roller skate 1 mile for every $50 raised in a 2-week period and my generous friends came through with $510!! So I am skating 10 miles today…