• August 23, 2015 - Art Fettig

    My Role in Life

    When I was in my Junior year as a student at the University of Detroit High school, I was the Staff Poet for our student newspaper.  My English Teacher, a Jesuit priest, Father Skiffington, was examining some of my work one day and he said to me, “Art, I believe that God had a master […]

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  • August 17, 2015 - Art Fettig

    A Shirt Tail Tale

    No doubt every one of us has an old golf shirt or such from some place we’ve visited that brings back a special memory. This morning I pulled out a shirt and put it on without thinking and later when I gave it a good look I realized that it was a gift from a […]

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  • August 10, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Success and Positive Living Books For Children

    If anyone ever asked me, “Art, when did you first think about writing children’s books?” I could honestly reply, “April 24th, 1979 at the Aim For Your Future Rally at Wing Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I had the honor of appearing on a program with the following speakers.  Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Robert Schuller, Earl […]

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  • July 31, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Grand Trunk Lore

    In 1859 Young Tom Edison got a job as a news butcher on the Grand Trunk Railroad selling newspapers and candy. He was just twelve years old. He set up a chemistry lab and a printing press on the train. He’d ride the train from Port Huron to Detroit and since he was an avid […]

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  • July 26, 2015 - Art Fettig

    I-85 Nearby

    I’ve been sitting here staring at the blank space on my computer for two days now trying to settle in on a subject that might be uplifting but no matter what I try to write it all seems to be just a lead in to those murders in the theatre in Louisiana or on a […]

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  • July 19, 2015 - Art Fettig

    The Reckless Tree Incident

    The other day I had an incident in our front yard involving our big old pine tree and my 2004 Ford Escape vehicle smashing the tail light assembly on the passenger side. My guesstimate was around forty bucks but when they looked up the part for me at Auto Zone their computer showed it priced […]

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  • July 11, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Bein’ 86

    Since my 86th birthday I have been examining my life, my body and my brain in an effort to determine what direction I might like to follow for a few years trial. I’ve worn enough paths to my past in these recent years and now I hope to find a way to look to the […]

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  • July 4, 2015 - Art Fettig


    A friend of mine once told me that I was the luckiest person he knew because I managed to turn all of my hobbies and talents into a successful full time job. When I think about it I know my friend was right. I’ve said it before, since I went full time with professional speaking […]

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  • June 29, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Mind Exercises

    I figure writing this newsletter is a lot like exercising my mind.  Some days it just doesn’t feel like exercising and others it can’t wait to get at it.  All I need is a seed of an idea and I can make it grow into a column. Oh yeah, some days I have had a […]

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  • June 22, 2015 - Art Fettig

    There is Greatness in YOU!

    I’ve looked at thousands of people in audiences all over the world and said, “There is greatness in you.” I just figured that many of those people had never heard that message before and they needed to hear it. I believed that what I was saying was true and I hoped that I could get […]

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