Bosses

I was just sitting here thinking of the bosses I have had in my life. I guess you might say that every person I ever worked for was, in a way, a boss. It was my job to keep them happy. Then if you wanted to stretch things you might say it was my job…

Out Our Window

Watching the squirrels recently was such a treat for wife Jean that I asked her to share with you what was going on. Here is her wonderful, in depth report. It was sad to read that P.T. Barnum’s Circus shut down, but on a much smaller scale we recently found a replacement right outside our…

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Did you ever do anything really stupid?  Things that cost you dearly?  Maybe you lost a friend or a lover or a job or a career because of your stupidity. Maybe you got kicked out of school or were publicly humiliated. Maybe you went to jail. Now if you are expecting me to go on…

Memorial Day

So many years ago in the last 70’s just a few days before Memorial Day  I received a call from a director at WKZO TV in Kalamazoo.  He invited me to be a guest on his TV program and pay tribute to Veterans. At the end of the Viet Nam War it seemed that most…

A Letter to Max by Art Fettig

Original music composed and performed by Greg Bayton. Dear Max, It’s Memorial Day and I’m thinking about Korea and about you, Max. You and those other G.I’s they carried off on liters from that damn, beat-up powder-topped hill we called Old Baldy. We were fighting so that the world would be safe for democracy. Maybe…

How The Years Fly Bye

Jean and I will have been married over 90 years as you read this. (Not all of those years to each other.) I was married 39 years previously and she was 35 years. May 19th we will have been married 16 years together. We met online. I lived in Battle Creek, Michigan and she lived…

A Dimmed Point of View

Asked to describe my point of view I might reply “Dimmed.”  There is a whole lot right now that is going on in this world and I haven’t a clue.  Now if you asked me what I thought about The Abortion Bill I would say I think we ought to pay it.  Or The Cambodian…

All I Want Is My Three Front Teeth

After nearly half a century of professional speeches I’ve had almost everything happen to me, but recently I had a new experience. I was speaking for seniors over at Solty’s Adult Day Care Center here in Hillsborough. I had a warning signal the night before but I crossed my fingers and kept my date with…

A Season of Renewal

I was looking through some of my older poems just recently and came upon the following. Somehow it sounded like something we might think about today. A Season of Renewal (c) Art Fettig Perhaps the greatness of America is seasonal in nature. And far too long, we, as a nation, Have languished through a sleepy…

Talents and Opportunities

On a scale from one to ten how would you rate your lifetime achievements so far?  Given that you were blessed with certain talents and that you have made the effort to discover what your talent or talents are, how would you rate your accomplishments to date? What have you done recently to hone those…