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9-22-20 Constitution Week – September 17-23

When entering service to our country, civil officials and military personnel are asked to pledge allegiance to and protect the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America. This document, signed on September 17, 1787, was the final act of delegates...

9-8-20 Adversity

Throughout human history, generations past and present have faced terrible circumstances. Thomas Paine, at the beginning of the American Revolution, wrote about the trials of such situations when, in The American Crisis (1776), he wrote “These are the times that try...

9-1-20 Content of character

Last week marked the anniversary of one of the most quoted speeches of all time. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a challenge to the American dream with one of his own. At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., he recounted the state of race...

8-25-20 Handle with care

When transferring something of value, packaging is often accompanied by instructions to “handle with care.” As replacement cost and rarity increase, so do precautions. In high risk situations, haphazard and negligent procedures cannot be tolerated since extreme misery...

8-18-20 Snail Mail

The colonists figured this out in 1775. Creation and maintenance of a standard national communication system that reached everyone was important then and remains so today. A national postal service is expressly authorized in the U.S. Constitution to carry, deliver and...