The Times, they are A-Changin’

The Times, They are a-Changin’ by Paul Moore These are strange and scary times.  Those of us who are older remember the threat of polio and how much it affected people, and that was long before instantaneous communication among all the corners of the world.  As Rotarians, we know how difficult it has been to […]

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Rotary Reflections

Rotary Reflections by Dick Hefton The present environment, for lack of a more definitive word for “these days,” should be giving us all some long moments of “Reflection!” It has for me, and struck quickly. I ran across an obituary in the Sunday paper this week for a veteran of the U.S. Air Force which […]

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The Republic According to Plato

The Republic According to Plato by John Frost            There is nothing like reading The Republic by Plato in the original Greek.  That’s what I did in Philosophy Class at St. Louis University.  Of course, I didn’t read the entire massive work, just the methods (dialectic discussion) and main conclusions.  The dialectic style which purported […]

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Rotary’s Role in Battling COVID-19

Dear Fellow Rotarians, The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for […]

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It’s Not That Complicated

IT IS NOT THAT COMPLICATED by Drew Edmondson In 1982, Chicago, Illinois, seven people died from potassium cyanide poisoning after taking Tylenol.  The first death was on September 29th.  On October 5, Tylenol voluntarily recalled 31 million bottles of their product at a cost in excess of $100 million. In 1994 on April 15, the […]

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When does Short-Term become Long-Term? And Zero-Sum Thinking

When does Short-Term become Long-Term? And Zero-Sum Thinking Bart Binning, Ed. D.   Short-Term vs Long-Term In examining ripples on a pond, the event that creates the ripple is the now, and the initial ripples moving through time are the short-term.  The question then becomes, “when do we arrive at the long-term”, and why is […]

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Dreaming of those “Far Away” Places

Dreaming of Those “Far Away” Places by Leonard Sullivan As a young farm boy in school in Oklahoma, as we studied our history and geography lessons, we never dreamed the impossible dream of one day traveling to “far away”places.  The only persons I knew, or knew of, who had traveled out of the USA were […]

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Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room by Pat Rooney After reading about yet another college student protest effectively running off an invited speaker on campus, I was struck by the student’s response that any possible discipline being discussed of said students “would have a chilling effect on free speech and expression on campus.”  Notwithstanding the steeped irony, […]

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How Bad Can It Get?

How Bad Can It Get? By Ron Page Among those of an age to worry about grandchildren and future generations, I hear concerns about the direction of our country and our world. I share those concerns but in my attempt to contrast a grim future to the good times past, I discovered that by view […]

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10 Things I Love About Rotary

10 Things I Love About Rotary by Karen Wicker   February is the month of love, a time to share joy and appreciation with important people in our lives. There are countless reasons I love being a Rotarian, but here are the ones which immediately spring to mind. Rotary is a place where I can […]

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Retirement 101

Retirement 101 by Tisha Tate Garcia What does retirement mean to you?  Every American likely has their own definition of the word.  You may already be experiencing the phenomenon known as retirement, it may only be a fleeting thought because it is decades in the future or you may have “been there and done that,” […]

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Every Time you Hear a Bell

Every time you hear a bell By Ted Streuli   There aren’t too many places you can find the Goodwill CEO ringing a bell to fill a Salvation Army kettle. But that’s how I got to know Mark Barth. Thanks to Club 29’s annual red kettle campaign, I found myself one chilly December day a […]

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