May 24, 2013
Picture a Bully.
A red-faced boss leans into your face yelling until your ears ring.
According to recent studies, this is actually the rarest form of workplace bully.
May 17, 2013
As Dr. Mack speaks on Friday about the UTA Executive MBA program and his many travels to China, I wanted to share my experience and the unique education that came out of participating in that program.
May 10, 2013
Wait – don’t skip the editorial section just because you don’t know the author’s name. It’s true…I’m new. A Rotorookie.
May 3, 2013
The First Annual Crazy Pants Open Golf Tournament held on April 23rd, was a tremendous success due to the support of many individuals and sponsors.
April 26, 2013
A root of a problem may just be what we deem as games for kids, the $60 billion industry, video games.
April 19, 2013
“Teamwork, communication, re- spect, cooperation, helping people.” These were the answers that Rotarian Randy Lee and I received the other day when working on the Service Through ActiveRotariansandStudents(STARS) project with students from Riverside Middle School, at the Tarrant County Food Bank.
April 12, 2013
I believe that it is important for us to be consistent in our approach to our professional lives,ourbehavior,ourethics,and even our politics.
April 5, 2013
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival began as a vision of fellow Rotarian Bob Bass, a celebrated Fort Worth philanthropist and businessman.
March 29, 2013
While having lunch last week with local businessman and friend to many, Bob Lansford, a discussion arose as to Spring Break plans.
March 22, 2013
A recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper cited that Minnesota has more high school robotics teams than high school hockey teams! Students in Minnesota have the opportunity to earn varsity high school letters in robotics as well as sports.
March 15, 2013
In a very short time the great City of Fort Worth has lost three of our visionaries: Ruth Carter Stevenson, Van Cliburn, and Nancy Lee Bass.
March 8, 2013
I finished watching “The Kennedys” on Netflix. The assassination of President Kennedy was included in this miniseries. I was only 3 years old at the time of the assassination. Yet I have vivid memories of the shooting. I remember my mom was sitting in a chair. She was talking on the phone to my dad. The TV was on. It was in black and white. I knew at that moment that something terrible had happened. A few days later was the funeral. I can remember my mother remarking on Jackie’s composure. This same Netflix show also included the assassination of Bobbie Kennedy. I was 7 years old at the time. I had concluded at that very moment that it was very dangerous being president.
March 1, 2013
A few weeks ago, I attended a meeting in Austin. The meeting began early the next morning, so after attending a Rotary Make Up meeting at the Waco Noon Rotary Club, I proceeded on to Austin and checked in at the “W” hotel.
Now, I have never stayed at a “W” hotel. My style of hotel is a property similar to the Driskill; however, they were fully booked and had no availability, so I decided to try a new experience. When I checked in, the first question was, “Where was the horse tied up?” Well, I had my boots and hat on, so that was a reasonable question! I said that the stable was outside and to the left! That question was answered!
February 22, 2013
As we celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth at “The Party of the Century” this Friday, I will be reminded of how important it is to learn about our past and the people who have shaped the world we live in today. In 1913, Rotary Club of Fort Worth was the vision of a handful of businessmen who wanted to create civic pride, cooperation and a willingness to pitch in for the common good of the city.
February 15, 2013
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.
February 8, 2013
No one is surprised any more that cities, states and national governments around the world live beyond their means by piling up debts, building up deficits and declaring defaults when the money’s gone and the bills cannot be paid.
February 1, 2013
Anyone who knows me well, knows I love the movies.
January 25, 2013
There is no intrinsic reason for anyone to live in poverty in America.
January 18, 2013
One of the great characteristics that makes Fort Worth a unique city in which to live, work and riase a family is its philanthropy.
January 11, 2013
I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you! Turns out that what the politicians, the media, and numerous television ads led me to believe simply isn’t true.
January 1, 2013
Today more than ever before our nation faces a serious threat which will challenge our society and the economic freedom of our people. This threat stems from the number of our young people who give up on the education system and leave school without adequate skills to sustain a living or a quality of life that this great nation would otherwise afford.
December 14, 2012
In 1959, planner Victor Gruen set out a thoroughly modern vision for our city..
December 7, 2012
On one particular Thursday night during the fall of my 9th grade year, I knew that a number of my parents’ friends were very excited about attending a Chamber of Commerce breakfast the following morning.
November 30, 2012
I’m a big fan of second acts. There are some who say, and believe, that there are no second acts, but I disagree. I believe this country was built on second acts.
November 23, 2012
Last month, Jennifer Livingston, an overweight news anchor for WKBT in Wisconsin, received an email from Kenneth Krause, a male viewer.
November 16, 2012
What comes to mind when you think about the history of Thanksgiving?
November 9, 2012
It’s been said that American history is, largely, the sutdy of American’s military history.
November 2, 2012
Next weekend, TCU’s football team hosts their third Big XII opponent at home, the Kansas State Wildcats.
October 26, 2012
Rotary Fort Worth’s Halloween program may be the perfect lead-in to national elections in early November.
October 19, 2012
“Are We Getting Smarter” is the title of a book by James R. Flynn.
October 12, 2012
A few years ago I head the incoming President of one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the United States say that his morning prayer was “Lord, please don’t let things fall apart in this my year as president,” and I felt sorry for him.
October 5, 2012
Have you heard there’s a national election next month? (If not, you just pull that rock back up over your head… The klieg lights of a presidential campaign countdown will hurt your eyes…)
September 28, 2012
The Fabric of the City
Fort Worth, by most measures is a vibrant, rapidly growing city. Yet, underneath the new buildings and road construction lies, a quiet desperation that conflicts with our public persona.
September 21, 2012
Room Night in Fort Worth Continues to Rise
Room night demand in Fort Worth continues to rise and members of the Fort Worth Rotary can help continue this rise. The Smith Travel Research, the industry standard in hotel research, reports during calendar year 2011, hotel demand in Fort Worth (total rooms occupied) increased 8 percent and total room revenue increased from $231 million to $257 million, an 11 percent increase over 2010.
September 14, 2012
One Year Later: A Cowtown Convert
Born and raised in Dallas, and a self-proclaimed “Texas Girl,” I had only been to Fort worth four times in my life.
September 7, 2012
TCU Welcomes New Stadium, Bif 12, New Era
You may remember that take-off from I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool back in 1984.
August 31, 2012
On August 5, 2012, the Mars rover Curiosity landed successfully on Mars after a journey of 352 million miles over seven months.
August 24, 2012
Strengthening Our Boarders is Up to US
Last month I has the opportunity to visit Centro Fox, The Fox Center as a guest of former President Vicente Fox.
August 17, 2012
PCU No More
There have been several U. S. Navy ships named after the great State of Texas; her municipalities and even a major military milestone in our state history.
Citius, Altius, Fortius – The Rotary Way
There’s so much to write about this month. It’s National Panini Month, and it’s even National Vin With Civility Month. National Elvis Week begins this Friday, August 10.