• September 28, 2015 - Art Fettig


    Did you ever look back on your life and endeavor to break it down into segments? Maybe you might name one segment the growing segment, another the learning segment, the struggling segment, the real success or failure segment, maybe the giving up and accepting mediocrity segment, or more hopefully, the growing up-up-up segment, the sharing […]

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  • September 21, 2015 - Art Fettig


    Speeches don’t always turn out the way one plans. Although most of my presentations were done with almost no notes other than one or two words for each segment written on a card, I had a goal to do one thing different or new in each presentation, always working on new material. My first wife, […]

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  • September 14, 2015 - Art Fettig


    I have neglected my vocabulary ever since I sat through a trial in Charlotte, Michigan in the late nineteen sixties where a jury awarded our railroad $100,000 in damages in our suit against a trucking company. The only problem was that we had an air tight case and our damages exceeded a million dollars. Our […]

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  • September 4, 2015 - Art Fettig

    That’s My Daughter

    Just about 45 years ago I wrote a poem bragging about my son playing basketball titled “That’s My Son Out There!”  Now I’m thinking about writing one titled “That’s My Daughter Up There”!  Wife Jean and I recently made an unplanned visit to California to watch our just turned sixty year old daughter Nancy participate […]

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  • August 31, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Food to Go!

    It is great to remember the big rallies and some of the wonderful audiences but as a professional speaker sometimes you you discover too late that some assignments aren’t all that glamorous. One afternoon the owner of J&J Excavating Inc.called and told me that he had a special employee banquet coming up and he thought […]

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  • 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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