September 2016

Q&A - September 30, 2016

One of the best things you can have in life is “a good name.” I’m not talking about a name that is pleasant to the ear, but rather a name that conjures the respect and admiration of others. But to gain such approval, you must first be respectable and admirable. Whether you are a public figure or a private citizen, most people want to be well-regarded by their peers. Most businesses and organizations are the same—they want a good reputation.

Q&A - September 23, 2016

Unsung heroes—when was the last time you thought about the many hardworking people who provide the goods and services you utilize every day? We live in a consumer-based society, and most of us would find it difficult to survive a single day without the many producers that provide the commodities we regularly use.

With today’s column, I would like to recognize all of the city officials and workers who daily provide essential services to our community.

Q&A - September 16, 2016

Occasionally, I am asked by a reader to republish an earlier article. So, in case you missed it the first time, here is one of your requested favorites…

Q&A - September 9, 2016

My regular readers will remember a few weeks ago, I published something I called the “Naysayers’ Pledge.” This tongue-in-cheek editorial about how irresponsible personal actions by some residents can actually contribute to the killing of a small town probably generated more comments from readers than any other column I have written thus far. It also spawned some interesting and amusing questions about naysayers.

Q&A - September 2, 2016

At OSUIT, we take great pride in the physical appearance and functionality of our campus grounds and facilities. It is important to us that our campus be well-maintained, safe and attractive for all visitors. While there are improvements being made throughout the year, it seems like a lot of big projects happen over the summer months when many of our students are away from campus on internships. With fewer students and cars on campus, it makes it safer and easier to accomplish certain large maintenance tasks.