‘Okay friends’ are great I first met Melissa Luttenbacher and her husband Scott a few months after moving to southern Illinois in 2004. Our kids are around the same age … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Melissa Luttenbacher
Southern Illinois Wellness Expo I recently talked about the first ever Southern Illinois Wellness Expo in my GratiTuesday blog post. The expo is a combination of three previous health conferences … Continue Reading Wellness with a twist
1,826 days and counting March 17, 1973, I entered the world, with just moments left in St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve enjoyed having a birthday on a holiday, although I’ve never … Continue Reading I’m closer to 50 than 40
Positivity, give it a chance I want to start off by saying I have no problem with positivity. In fact, I embrace it. But it wasn’t always that way. My … Continue Reading The problem with positivity
Wellness is the Name In 2008 I was invited to join the Women for Health and Wellness, Inc. group to help with others and develop the first ever Southern Illinois … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Southern Illinois Wellness, Inc.
TV Margie Nearly 22 years ago, I stepped into a TV newsroom for the first time. It was June 1996 and I remember it like it was yesterday. I had … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Margie Ellisor
Get ready for the smackdown I met ‘Heath’ Hatton in 2010 when he appeared on News 3 This Morning to promote a wrestling fundraiser he was a part of. He … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton
I’m here for you My headline for this blog post is a legitimate question. I’ll get more in depth in a moment. First though let me share a backstory. I’ve been … Continue Reading How can I help you?
Heaven needed a Marine I met John Kiesling shortly after moving to southern Illinois in 2004. I work with Mr. Kiesling’s son Mark but attended church with Mark’s parents. I … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: John Kiesling
She loves me not… I’ve shared this story before on another website, but I’ve tweaked it a bit because it is a tale worth sharing again. I’m not writing this … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Debbie Weissflug
Don’t call it a comeback… If you follow me on social media, chances are you know I’m a huge pro wrestling fan. In fact, my main ‘brand’ right now is … Continue Reading My return to YouTube
“I will do my best…” I first met Laura Estes in 2011 when our daughters signed up to be Girl Scouts. Laura was an assistant leader that first year. But … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Laura Estes
Kicking Cancer’s Butt I first met Ed Vinyard in 2014. It was my first year performing at the Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala. Ed’s wife, Jennifer, is the … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Ed Vinyard
Bust it! Saturday night saw the 8th annual Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala. It is the premier event in our region and this year was a total sell-out … Continue Reading I ‘busted a move’ out of my comfort zone
Life is grand… In 2009 the TV station I work at started doing a live chat called ‘Cover it Live’. Each morning my co-anchor Emily and I would interact with … Continue Reading GratiTuesday: Jim ‘Rhino’ Reincke
Spread the word Most of what I know about social media and content creation comes from two of my mentors; Tom Harness and Gary Vaynerchuk. Tom is my real life … Continue Reading Redistributing old content