Mother Teresa Issue

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Humor Therapy – Noah’s Cruise

Circa 1997 One day God spoke to Noah. “Noah, it’s me, God. We need to talk.” Skeptical, Noah looked behind the rocks and the bushes. Convinced that his sons weren’t playing a joke on him he yelled, “What do you want God?” “Noah, I want you to build me an ark.” God replied. “Sure ... Read more

Carl Karcher – Carls JR.

Circa 1997 When Carl Karcher packed his belongings into a 1936 Ford owned by his friends Ralph and John Meyer he was saying good-bye to his family and their farm. He took with him his dreams of someday starting his own business, his ambition, faith, and a willingness to work hard. Apparently, it was ... Read more

Summit America

Circa 1997 Everything is silent except for the sound of heavy breathing and a rapidly pounding heart. It is taking him three breaths to every one step in the sub-zero temperatures. At 20,000 feet he’s surrounded by snow and ice. He rests his entire body against his ice axe, physically and mentally exhausted, gasping ... Read more


Circa 1997 If you are an owner or a manager of a company with people spending hours every day at a computer-and how many businesses don’t fit that description today?-then you have an urgent issue to face: Ergonomics. The potential for disabling cumulative trauma injury from computer use or more accurately, improper computer use, ... Read more

Mother Teresa

Circa 1997 O Dearly beloved Word of God, teach me to be generous, to serve Thee as Thou dost deserve, to give without counting the cost, to fight without fretting at my wounds, to labor without seeking rest, to spend myself without looking for any reward other than that of knowing that I do ... Read more

Pearl Of Wisdom – The Transforming Power of a Disease

Circa 1997 Two years ago, I was called before the audience at an International Diabetes Center Seminar. My accomplishment? I’ve had diabetes for thirty years. I felt very awkward. Being a young, blond graduate student, my awkwardness intensified when two elderly, white-haired men joined me on stage. I guess they had survived thirty years ... Read more

Dispelling Myths

Circa 1997 What people with disabilities can do is be productive. There are people who are blind working as machinists. There are people who are amputees working on shipping platforms, loading and unloading cargo from trucks. There are sports announcers who cannot see, teachers who are deaf, business executives who are paraplegic, and employees ... Read more