Thoughts of Baseball and Legacy Building

As you may know, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was played in Cleveland, OH earlier this month. In the midst of the festivities I...

The Summer of Horses

Thought for the Week: The Summer of Horses Unlike many of my family and friends, I’ve never been much for animals. Our children never...

Book of the Week: The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts In the chaotic...

75th Anniversary of D-day

Thought for the Week Today, June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. To remind us of the sacrifice so many made on that day, and...

This Shoemaker Makes House Calls

Yesterday I stopped at my local shoe repair shop to have my favorite pair of loafers refurbished with new soles and heels only to find...

She Left a Legacy – Marcia Dale Weary

Carlisle, PA a sleepy farm community 30 miles west of Harrisburg, PA would hardly be considered the epicenter of classical ballet. Yet...

Coincidence – A Sign of God’s Caring

My wife Mim and I just celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. To put that in perspective, as of today we’ve now been married 15,376...

Book Recommendation The On-Purpose Person

The On-Purpose Person, Kevin W. McCarthy Is Your Life Filled, Yet Unfulfilled? Do you feel pulled in a thousand different directions?...

The Surgery That Changed My Life

An Updated post I wrote for Summa Care Hospital. Posted June 06, 2017 by Leigh Gerstenberger I always knew I was carrying too much extra...

A Weighty Thought

The other day I had the opportunity to reconnect with a friend I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. As I entered his office, I was struck...

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to tour the Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper exhibit at the Frick Museum in...

Designing Your Life

So what are you reading? Over coffee earlier this week my friend Katie told me about "Designing Your Life" and the impact the book has...

Holiday Traditions and Memories

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the memories and traditions that are brought to mind. Maybe I’m just a sucker for...

Qualifications of Leadership

Like many I was mesmerized for most of last week as accolades to the late President George H. W. Bush began to flow which culminated in...

When Real Leaders Lead

I spent the last 10 years of my career at a super-regional community bank headquartered in northeast Ohio called FirstMerit, a great...

The Music of Thanksgiving

I grew up singing in church choirs and school choruses. My father loved music and had a wonderful bass voice. From the time I was...