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My First Published Book

Art Fettig’s Monday Morning Memo July 24th, 2017 800-441-7676 or 919-732-6994 artfettig@aol.com In this Issue o  My First Published Book o  Say Something Good o  Points To Ponder o  A Little Humor o  Quote o  To Subscribe My First Published Book In 1973 I had my first book published.  I went to church one morning…

The Upstairs Room

In our home located just a couple of stone throws outside the quaint and growing town of Hillsborough, NC I have an upstairs room. Until just recently I seldom went upstairs and that was just to get something I have hiding up there or else to play my set of drums. I seldom play more…

Santa Train

I believe it was back around 1972 that I first came up with the idea for a Santa Train for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad.  I was their employee communications officer and we were looking for ways to bring top management and the workers closer together and eliminate the awful feeling they all had about…

Observing Myself

Did you ever get the feeling that you were raising the kind of kids you didn’t want your kids to play with? Well, I think that a lot of safety trainers have a similar feeling. They would be happy to see some of the people they trained quit and go to work for the competition.…

Inspiration

I went to a yard sale and picked up a half a dozen Og Mandino books for just $3. I read five of them already and I was reminded of a conversation I had with Og many years ago.  I believe it was at his home and he had an open house for members of…

Publish or Perish

In academia there is a long standing understanding that professors must publish their works on a continuing basis if they expect to remain on the staff. In the railroad industry I won awards in 1964 and 1966 for “Best AAR Bulletin Lead Article.” I wrote a number of articles on crossing accident investigations and other…

Mr. Pos – Say Something Good

Just about a quarter of a century ago I was known as Mr. Pos. I was writing children’s books on positive living and happiness, success, love and all of that good stuff. There was a time in my life when I could say something good about everything and everybody. Whenever something negative happened I would…

Better Safety Meetings in 2010

The entire audience was hissing the speaker except for one man. He was applauding the hissing. Does this sound like your last safety meeting? Oh, if this could have been your last safety meeting, but no, there is another one staring you right in the face. If there is one thing I have learned in…

Better Safety Meetings in 2010

The entire audience was hissing the speaker except for one man.  He was applauding the hissing.  Does this sound like your last safety meeting?  Oh, if this could have been your last safety meeting, but no, there is another one staring you right in the face. If there is one thing I have learned in…

Books

I’m in here at my computer early this morning so that I can send it off and get over to the library book sale in Chapel Hill. I had to promise my wife that for every book I brought home today I would get rid of at least one book from my office. Books are…