All Posts Tagged With: "Feel Good"

President Doom and Gloom

I caught bits and pieces of the press conference held by President Obama last night and I heard the subsequent reviews.  My analysis suggests that our national media threw President Obama a bunch of softballs.  President Bush would have held a lot more press conferences if the questions were that easy, I bet.  Bill O’Reilly called the President “boring”.  No kidding!  And then some!

Here’s what’s starting to grate on me.  For the last 18 months, all we’ve heard from President Obama is how terrible things are, and now “this is the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression”.  Bad news is his mantra.  I’m not sure if he can handle good news.  It makes me wonder how he responded to the news he was …

A good read

Two Great Stories – BOTH TRUE – and worth reading!


Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was his lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but also, Eddie got special dividends. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day The estate …

College Softball Provides Today’s Feel-Good Story

Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace.  Two names I want to honor today.

Saturday created what became a special moment for me today.   I only heard this story today, and every time I’ve discussed it, it has touched my heart.

There’s nothing particularly smart about what was done.  Nothing particularly successful.

But it was powerful.  At least to me.  And successful in positively impacting many.

In a women’s college softball game, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University (Div II), hit a beautiful over the fence 3-run homer (her first in high school or college play) against Central Washington.  At first base, Sara injured her knee so severely that (according to some reports) she could not even crawl.

The umpires ruled (evidently incorrectly) that if a …

Miles for our Heroes

Some of you may already be aware of this, but there is a great site ( I got info from my employer today) where you can trade in your accumulated airline miles so family members of wounded servicemen and women can get free plane tickets to visit their loved ones recovering at military hospitals across the country. 


A Real Boy Scout

I saw this and had to pass it on. This is what spreading our good stuff (Boy Scouts in this case) around the world is all about.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The president of the Maldives was saved from assassination Tuesday when a boy scout grabbed the knife of an attacker who had jumped out of a crowd greeting the leader, an official said.

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was not hurt, but his shirt was ripped when the attacker tried to stab him before the boy and security guards intervened during the event on the small island of Horafushi, said government spokesman Mohammad Shareef.

“This fellow in the crowd with a knife in his hand attempted to stab the president in his stomach,” Shareef said

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