• February 8, 2016 - Art Fettig

    Anniversary

    It was a cold dark night and I looked up and down the street to make certain that nobody was watching as I entered that narrow doorway to a set of stairs and I walked up what seemed forever before I reached the second floor. A sign on the door said “AA Welcome.” I entered […]

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  • February 1, 2016 - Art Fettig

    That’s Terrible

    In a News story about shoppers stocking up on food for our impending great snow storm here in North Carolina  a reporter and photographer caught a shot of one woman standing in the produce department at her wits end. “Imagine,” she said. “they have run out of organic carrots.” In another part of the city […]

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  • January 22, 2016 - Art Fettig

    Shifting Loyalties

    Watching the Duke Devils play Notre Dame in basketball recently gave me some mixed emotions. When I moved here to North Carolina I decided to root for UNC (Carolina) and I don’t want anybody to mess with them but when Duke is playing any other team I’ll generally root for Coach K. I believe in […]

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  • January 17, 2016 - Art Fettig

    Plaques

    One of the fringe benefits or some say “liabilities” of being a professional speaker is the fact that often just before or just after a speech there is the presentation and some kind of honor bestowed upon that speaker by the host organization or some other source. Sometimes University commencement speakers are presented honorary Doctorate […]

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  • January 9, 2016 - Art Fettig

    Getting Into Halifax

    Another foggy time in my life. I’ve got three or four big notebooks crammed full of testimonial letters from clients and whenever I get to feeling insignificant I pull one out and read some of them.  I cherish some of them and just reading them I often go back in my memory and can see […]

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  • January 1, 2016 - Art Fettig

    What’s your brand?

    If you asked me what my “Brand” was way back in 1947  when I graduated from High school I would have replied, “Lucky Strike”. That was the brand of the cigarette I smoked.  Then in 1976 I decided to become “Mr. Lucky of the American platform.” That was my new brand.   I wrote a […]

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  • December 25, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Frank Sinatra Sweats

    Many, Many, Many-Many-Many-Many-Many years ago I had a booking in Las Vegas and there was a sign in the lobby indicating that Frank Sinatra would be opening his new show the next evening. I went straight to the box office and attempted to buy a ticket. Of course the nice lady informed me that the […]

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  • December 21, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Goals! Goals! Goals!

    Another new year is creeping up on us and about this time each year I used to sit down and write down a whole mess of goals. Many were career goals, financial goals, a veritable bucket list with many categories. Travel, income, marital, family, spiritual…I would get really into it with all sorts of wishes, […]

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  • December 11, 2015 - Art Fettig

    I Still Believe In Miracles

    From my Monday Morning Memo… Some days when the whole wide world seems to be falling apart all around me it is difficult, but I still believe in miracles.  When it is darkest I believe that tomorrow the sun will shine, somewhere. Perhaps not at dawn through my back bedroom window but soon. I believe […]

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  • December 7, 2015 - Art Fettig

    Freedom

    I’ve been staring at what WAS this blank space in my newsletter questioning if there was yet something I hadn’t said when I suddenly realized what a wonderful thing that blank space really was. For too long I have just taken it for granted. There it was, waiting for me to fill up with my […]

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