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…

Art and Jean Fettig

Aunt Jean

My wife, Jean, just celebrated her 82nd birthday and the cards and candy and flowers and phone calls and the messages on Facebook – they were inspiring. Some of those messages written on the cards were so sweet they might make a grown man cry. I’ve noticed that some folks without even a hint of…

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…

Pete Leary

He was a caring, authentic looking Santa Claus to many thousands, he was a playful Leprechaun to thousands more and he was a dear friend to most he met.  Pete was a songwriter, a  folk singer, an activist, a performer, a free soul, a fun guy who had a million friends. Pete died the day…

Transmission

We were sending a manuscript of a new book to the printer the other day and he suggested we use a certain transmission device we had not used before.  Jean and I did everything correctly we figured and then when the printer sent us a proof of the cover it had different fonts, a different…

The Outer Banks of North Carolina

We just returned from four days of exploring the Outer Banks. After visiting Mateo and although it is off season and there was no show at The Lost Colony Amphitheater,  I walked onstage and pretended for just an instant that I was a star. We visited the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens and moved on down the…

Self Supporting Geniuses

My wife, Jean and I visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina recently and it just blew my mind the way the Wright Brothers met each new challenge head on and when they needed a special part they just created it.  Most of the previous research on flying was flawed…